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Rivian Pickup and SUV Claim More Range and Power than Cybertruck

Rivian unveiled the second generation of its R1T electric pickup and R1S SUV, featuring technical enhancements and new powertrain options with improved power and range. The external design remains largely the same as the 2021 models. CEO RJ Scaringe emphasized the continued evolution of these flagship vehicles, highlighting their advanced capabilities.

Key updates include faster acceleration and greater range than Tesla’s Cybertruck, with the R1T Quad-Motor achieving 0-60 mph in under 2.5 seconds and the R1T Tri-Motor offering up to 410 miles of range in Conserve Mode. The base Dual-Motor model remains unchanged, but now offers 665 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds.

The new Tri-Motor powertrain provides 850 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds. The updated Max battery pack can reach up to 420 miles, while the Larger pack offers 330 miles. The Standard battery pack, with lithium iron phosphate chemistry, provides up to 270 miles.

Charging capabilities include adding up to 140 miles in 20 minutes, compatible with all major high-speed networks. Pricing starts at $69,900 for the R1T pickup and $75,900 for the R1S SUV, with the Tri-Motor variant starting at $99,900 for the R1T and $105,900 for the R1S, arriving later this summer. A quad-motor variant will be released later, with timing not yet specified.

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