Rivian R1S 2022 – News, Reviews & Muse

While it’s hard to doubt that the Ford F-150 Lightning is the most significant electric truck of the moment — outside of Tesla’s hyperbolic (and still non-existent) Cybertruck — it’s the Rivian R1T that seems to have captured the hearts and minds of most would-be EV truckers. Fast and capable with tons of range, the R1T is the perfect solution for a lot of the EV-curious out there, even though its recent price hike made it even less attainable than before. However, the R1T was always intended to be just the first wave, the tip of the consumer spear for this California-based startup automaker. The followup is the R1S, which takes the same basic formula and packages it in a likable SUV shape. [Read More]

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2022 Rivian R1S | Review & Road Test – Kelley Blue Book

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If you’re not familiar with Rivian, it is an American electric vehicle startup whose first product was the R1T pickup truck. The R1S SUV is the follow up. Compared to its closely related pickup kin, the R1S is 16.3 inches shorter nose to tail with a 14.7-inch shorter wheelbase. Otherwise, the R1T and R1S are quite similar mechanically.

A $6,000 cheaper 2-motor setup is on the horizon for now the R1S uses 4 motors, one for each wheel. Their collective output is massive (835 hp / 908 ft-lbs), helping propel the R1S from 0-60 mph in as quick as 3 seconds according to Rivian. Despite that power, tow capacity drops in the R1S to 7,700lbs versus the R1T’s 11,000 lb max.

Regarding range, it’s an EPA-estimated 316 miles for the R1S with the current 135-kWh “Large” battery pack. A cheaper “standard” battery paired with dual-motor AWD offering more than 250 miles is slated for future model years as is a “Max” battery pack exclusive for the pickup with more than 400 miles of range.

Like the R1T pickup, the R1S makes clever use of interesting textures, colors, and materials to convey an upscale yet welcoming feel…[Read More]