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Rivian R1T and R1S

Posted: Sat, 12 Jan 2019, 07:01
by g4qber
https://youtu.be/QMfxJEfb4lw

Dirty luxury
1m wading depth
180kwh batt option
Gear tunnel for R1T
21700 cells
21700 torch in drivers door

Re: Rivian R1T and R1S

Posted: Sat, 12 Jan 2019, 11:37
by Chuq
These are very exciting vehicles :)

It's the kind of thing that, if going by Facebook comments on mainstream news articles, apparently 99% of Australia needs :D

Re: Rivian R1T and R1S

Posted: Sat, 12 Jan 2019, 13:41
by T1 Terry
It might interest the RV towing public. A 5tonne towing capacity covers just about anything being dragged around these days and the ute version would be excellent for those towing 5th wheelers. With such brilliant traction ability it would appeal to those that tend to get stuck when camped up beside a river and it rains over night.
A really big solar array on the roof and you could have free fuel if you weren't in a hurry .....that covers most retired grey nomads living full time on the road these days.

T1 Terry

Re: Rivian R1T and R1S

Posted: Wed, 16 Jan 2019, 11:02
by fffffred
I came across an article about Rivian in the SAE magazine:

https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/sae/19AUTP01/

The drive layout looks good.

Re: Rivian R1T and R1S

Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2019, 10:56
by Rusdy
fffffred wrote:
Wed, 16 Jan 2019, 11:02
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https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/sae/19AUTP01/

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Thanks for the magazine link. Haven't read good automotive magazine for a while. I've forgotten how much engineering been poured into making cars after reading the multiphysics simulator. Gone the days where cars just a shell of metal with explosive chambers in it.