Electric Vehicles Designed for Adventure: Rivian

Electric Vehicles Designed for Adventure: Rivian

Preserving the natural world. Forever! That’s Rivian’s goal with their electric vehicles.

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There are more and more electric vehicles coming out. Some companies, such as Tesla are only selling electric cars. Others are from well-known car manufacturers like GM. But no one is making electrical vehicles built for adventure like Rivian. And just look at the design. They’re so futuristic-looking.

R1T Pickup

They offer two vehicles. There’s the R1T that’s an all electric five-passenger pickup. There’s also the R1S, an electric SUV. I like what they’re doing because no one is thinking about rugged pickups or SUVs when they think about electric cars.

The platform of both of the vehicles contains the battery pack, drive units, suspension, breaking and thermal system. And this is all below the height of the wheel. So the space above is for people and all their stuff.

R1T Pickup

The design of each vehicle is very modern and clean. The whole idea is to make the design clean and modern yet rugged at the same time. Everything was inspired by hiking and outdoor gear. So everything is stylish but also durable.

R1T Pickup

This pickup can drive through 3 plus feet of water. It can climb 100% grade, equal to a 45 degree slope. It can tow 11,000 lbs. And yet this is an electric vehicle.

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R1T Pickup

One feature I’ve never seen is the R1T’s gear tunnel. It’s a storage space that goes the whole width of the vehicle. So it’s perfect for throwing in your snowboards, golf bag, or even a few strollers. The truck bed itself has a video camera so if anything is removed or tampered with, the driver will know.

R1T Pickup

I think my favorite feature overall for the pickup is the camp kitchen that uses the gear tunnel. It has a two burner induction cooktop, a 4 gallon water tank, pump, sink, and a faucet. All this on an electric truck. Try and tell me this isn’t automotive design at its best!

R1S SUV

Sit back and watch the stars under the panoramic roof. The seating is flexible so you can mix and match passenger seating and cargo space. There’s no shortage of storage space. You have the front trunk, center console, under-seat compartments and rear storage area. Another cool feature is the adjustable height. This makes it easy for people of all heights to get in. But also raise it up to go over rocky areas.

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R1S SUV
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R1S SUV

I think electric vehicles are here to stay.¬†And aren’t these ones just a designer’s dream?

All photos courtesy of Rivian.

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