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Old 11-29-2018, 11:14 AM   #1
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Rivian Electric Truck and SUV

We just viewed several YouTubes on the Rivian Electric Trucks. We were very impressed with what we saw. These truck were just introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The have already produced prototypes for road testing.

These vehicles are powered by separate electric motors on each wheel. The electric motors produce 800 horse power and 14,000 Newton Meters of torque. The driving range is up yo 400 miles on a single charge.

Rivian will produce a crew cab pick-up and a seven passenger SUV. The spec the pick-up to have a 1,700# payload and an 11,000# towing capacity. The price range will be between $50,000 and $70,000. Rivian expects to start selling trucks in the second half of 2020.

I have not been so impressed by anything automotive in a very long time. These things could actually tow an Airstream.

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I saw articles on these...Any info on towing capacity on the SUV?
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A little off but many yrs. ago in Chgo. all delivery trucks in loop were electric [battery] chain drive w/hard tires. they were very powerful. I believe ended in late 40s or 50s.
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If you have any interest, watch the YouTubes. They are saying that the towing capacity is 11,000 pounds. Since the pick-up truck and the SUV are on the same chassis, the SUV should have a similar towing capacity.

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I just did a little more research on Rivian.com. The pick-up towing capacity is 11,000# and the SUV towing capacity is 7,800# The payload capacities on both vehicles are 1,763#.

The Rivian vehicle are to be produced in Normal, Illinois. Rivian has purchased the former Mitsubishi Production Plant in Normal.

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I came up with a photo of the Rivian SUV.

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Brian - this is being discussed in another thread (about Teslaís proposed truck which is unique I guess....).

The Rivian truck looks very promising - 11K towing capacity, 1700# cargo. The SUV loses a lot of towing capacity - not sure why...it looks awesome.

The truck seems to be a viable option for my 6000# 27FB...not sure how the hitch would attach to the frame since the battery is a skateboard frame underneath but very compelling to be sure!!
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Has any one any info what would hrs. or miles usage be and speeds before needing charge except post 1 up to 4oo miles per charge? A 300 mile day or more would take a lot of juice esp. towing, Another thing where are recharge stations going to be located. IMO great for local but when on interstates etc. dead in the water if batts. depleated, just can not call serv. and get can of gas, or is it going to be hybrid? Not any of these concerns have been discussed previous posts. Some have researched this new vehicle but no operating specs. posted yet, only towing caps. and load caps. These items stated above are very important just as wght. and tow caps. are.
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I thought the same about lack of charging stations in rural areas. SuEllyn's niece in Jacksonville has a Tesla. She and her husband come over here to the beach on a regular basis. That is a 320 mile run which is beyond thier Tesla's range. As it turns out, there are vehicle charging stations all along I-10 in Florida. We also have found out that there are 4 charging station in our rural Panhandle county.

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Here is a picture of the Rivian Pick-up Truck.

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It is an interesting truck but way too ugly to buy. A redesign of the grill is definitely in order.
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It is an interesting truck but way too ugly to buy. A redesign of the grill is definitely in order.
Same grill as SUV UGLY.
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Rivian sees their unique vertical headlights as a trademark look. At first, I thought the front elevation was not very attractive, but upon closer look, it is starting to grow on me.

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If, and this is a really big if, they can really deliver a electric vehicle that will tow my 27 ft FC 400 miles in all conditions, cold and heat and mountains, then it would be on my short list.

My electric bike, which I quite like, promises me a 93 mile range when it's fully charged. 45 miles later, the battery is depleted. I know, apples and oranges, but it's easy to promise stuff.

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