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Rivian R1T is the electric pickup truck the world needs

Discussion in 'R1T' started by Domenick, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Domenick

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  2. Tid

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    Sep 13, 2018
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    Given how the torque at the wheels is 14000 Nm and the torque at the motors is 1120 Nm, there has to be gears with 12.5 to 1 ratio somewhere.
     
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  3. Tid

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    Sep 13, 2018
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    They need to make sure that headgate is watertight, not just for rain but when the truck is pushing through deep water. Any water that gets in there drains directly inside the truck through the front to back tunnel.
     
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  4. Pushmi-Pullyu

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    That would be a real design challenge. Pickup tailgates are not watertight. Perhaps a more practical solution would be to put a watertight door at the front of the tunnel.

     
  5. Domenick

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    Excellent observation. Should bring it in the Bollinger thread.
     
  6. Jfkm

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    Does anyone know the width of the bed? I have seen the length at 55" but curious if you would be able to fit sheetgoods flat in the back. Too many midsized trucks can't do this due to wheel well intrusion (with the exception of the Ridgeline). Thx
     
  7. Pushmi-Pullyu

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    I don't know the exact width between the wheel wells, but I've seen it repeatedly claimed that you can put uncut 4' x 8' sheets of plywood in the bed of the R1T with the tailgate down.

     
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  8. Busiek

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    May 15, 2019
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    That's poor. how about a regular cab with an 8' bed??
     
  9. Domenick

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    That doesn't seem to be in the cards at this point. Remember, they aren't really targeting the "work truck" market with this. It's more for playing. Like, throw all your camping gear and kayaks in it and get out of the city.
     
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  10. Jacob Szafranski

    May 15, 2019
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    Central Illinois
    Roughly 17% of the US market is pickup trucks with a average price at sale of 52k. What market is Rivian going after with a 62k four door "looks like a pickup" truck?

    It tows 5,000kg, that's full size pickup range.

    Regardless I love the R1T and the box's it checks on my dream vehicle list are all there.

    1. 400+ mile range
    2. Seats 5 comfortably
    3. Extreme utility (70+ft³ cargo capacity)
    4. Extreme straight line speed
    5. Looks great!
    6. Autonomous driving (whatever level)

    Where the Model S was only up against full size luxury cars, it also catered to the speed freaks and was able to grab a substantial market share it occupied with the help of louring M5 and E63 fans to EV's.

    Rivian and the R1T can do the same. Even if they're only in roughly the tail end of the pickup truck bell curve as far as price point 62k+, I'm sure the R1T will steal a ton of Range Rover/Land Rover Sales, high end luxury pickups, Yukon Denali's,
    Escalades, and other 70k SUV's let alone four door pickup trucks. Which is well beyond what the Model S did.

    Rivian's R1T is genius on product placement alone for that reason, not to mention that the best EV would ideally be what is the hallmark of ICE fuel inefficiency... A truck!

    So whatever market the R1T demographic is appealing to I'm definitely in it.
     
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