Someone taking a look to buy Rivian’s R1T electrical pickup truck with the to be had Quad-Motor powertrain and 180-kwh Max pack battery might be upset because the configuration is not to be had. This is applicable simplest to the pickup because the Max pack was once by no means to be had at the similar R1S SUV.
It additionally extends to R1T preorder holders who had been knowledgeable this week by means of a letter that they will wish to transfer to any other configuration. The Max pack battery can nonetheless be configured with the usual Twin-Motor powertrain, whilst the Quad-Motor powertrain can nonetheless be configured with the 135-kwh Huge pack battery.
Rivian stated the exchange will assist simplify the manufacturing procedure as the corporate continues to ramp up numbers.
Rivian additionally stated the Max pack battery together with a Quad-Motor powertrain with “further capacity” might be made to be had at a later date, most probably at an larger value. Whilst preorder holders additionally be able of looking forward to this new configuration, the supply time may well be some time. Preorder holders prepared to go for one of the vital current configurations may see their pickup delivered once early 2023, Rivian stated.
For the Twin-Motor powertrain on each the R1T and R1S, Rivian could also be getting ready a efficiency improve. Rivian in January will announce a device tweak this is anticipated to spice up output to round 700 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque, in comparison to the present score of 600 hp and 600 lb-ft. The efficiency improve could also be anticipated to drop the 0-60 mph time of Twin-Motor fashions from 4.5 seconds to a few.5 seconds.
The efficiency improve will simplest be to be had on new orders, a minimum of to begin with. Pricing knowledge might be introduced nearer to the marketplace release.
Whilst Rivian adjusts its car configurations, the automaker is constant to roll out over-the-air updates that upload new capability. The latest is a Snow mode, designed for on-road using in wintry prerequisites.