Charging Towards Adventure

Electric car manufacturer Rivian wants to change the way consumers look at electric vehicles. Making its East Coast debut at the New York Auto Show earlier this year, Rivian unveiled two off-road vehicles: the R1T Truck, and R1S SUV. Both models are fully electric, have autonomous drive functionality, and are designed for travel off the beaten path…

Rivian’s new vehicles are engineered to power through most off-road trails. Both vehicles offer a quad motor all-wheel drive system. That means each wheel can deliver 200 horsepower and provide enough torque (14,000 Nm) to tackle challenging terrain. This provides finite and precise control, both off-road and on-road.

To protect against harsh harsh environments, all of the mechanical components such as the powertrain, the dynamic roll control, and the air suspension are housed in a so-called skateboard chassis beneath the passenger compartment.