Rivian’s R1T will get the overland tenting remedy it richly deserves – Roadshow

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The R1T as configured for Overland West.


We at Roadshow have been pumped for the Rivian R1T electrical truck since we noticed it within the metallic on the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Present and now we’re much more excited as a result of Rivian has turned it into an overland tenting rig for Overland West in Arizona.

The R1T made its Overland West debut on Friday as the primary electrical car to be proven there, and it’s a little totally different from the car we noticed in LA. As an alternative of merely having a pass-through tunnel behind the cab, Rivian has put in a brilliant-looking cooking station that slides out and is packing a customized electrical camp range.

To maintain the overland theme going, Rivian bolted a rack to the mattress of the R1T and tossed a tent on it. It isn’t one thing we might belief on the African savannah, for instance, however for a leisurely journey by means of the woods of California’s Sierra Nevada, it seems to be good.

As for the remainder of the R1T’s particulars, it is powered by 4 electrical motors and guarantees to ship 400 miles of vary whereas producing round 750 horsepower. It is obtained a built-in air compressor and alarmed gear loops so you may retailer your crud with out an excessive amount of concern of it getting swiped by ne’er-do-wells.

In case you forgot, Rivian can also be utilizing the R1T’s platform and know-how to construct an SUV mannequin. It seems to be type of like a Vary Rover traditional that went to Artwork Heart Faculty of Design, and we adore it.


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