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Electric Adventure – Rivian R1T All Electric Pickup Truck

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Meet the Rivian R1T Truck.  Rivian, a startup company that began in 2009, posted a teaser video of their upcoming pickup truck the R1T a few weeks back. Recently debuting at the L.A. Auto Show, Rivian has released a new video of the truck. The specs are fairly impressive. At the top end with a 180kWh battery option, the truck is expected to have a range of over 400 miles per charge. The base model, with a 105kWh battery pack will have a range of over 250 miles.  Even the smallest battery is larger than any other EV on the market today.  Of course, the 2020 Tesla Roadster is expected to have a 200kWh battery.

The Rivian R1T comes with a few unique features. This includes the tunnel cargo area which runs the full width of the vehicle and can be accessed from both sides. It also has a fold down tailgate, LED lighting in the interior bed sides, and 110 power outlets.

Rivian R1T Truck Price

According to their website, the Rivian R1T Truck will have a starting price of $61,500.  This is after the federal tax rebate here in the US.  If you are in the US, depending on where you live, you may also be able to qualify for state electric vehicle incentives as well.

A $1,000 deposit can get you a pre-order on the R1T which is expected to begin production in early 2020. www.rivian.com

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