Rivian showcased two new electric vehicles at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The R1T built for off-road rides, is more of a pickup truck, while the swanky R1S is competent with Range Rover SUVs.
The R1T and R1s are designed on Rivian’s “skateboard” frame construction design. The design implies, that the drivetrain and the power units lie below the automobile frame, similar to the skateboards design. Also, There is no engine or driveshaft, as it contains individual motors for every wheel, making it a 4 wheel drive. This frees up a large space to work with. The R1T’s hood boasts of 330 litres of cargo space, while the rear cargo space features 2 square meters of space, and a cubby hole, under the rear passenger seats that offers more 350 litres of space.
Rivian’s vehicles are designed to display strength and refinement while still leaving freedom to get them dirty. In harmony with the exterior, the interior of Rivian’s vehicles defines luxury, that reeks of craftsmanship yet is fit for rugged, daily use. The R1T’s design features more cargo storage than many pickup trucks in the world. The front trunk can be easily put to daily use with the hood fully powered for opening and closing. The R1T will features a sophisticated hardware suite featuring a camera, lidar, radar, ultrasonic and a high precision GPS. This hardware enables “hands-off wheel and eyes off road” level autonomy for highway operation.