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

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 Show 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 completely different from the car we noticed in LA. Instead 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’s not one thing we might belief on the African savannah, for instance, however for a leisurely journey via the woods of California’s Sierra Nevada, it seems 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’s acquired a built-in air compressor and alarmed gear loops so you possibly can 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 expertise to construct an SUV mannequin. It seems type of like a Range Rover basic that went to Art Center College of Design, and we adore it.