Video: Rivian R1T spied testing in the desert
Rivian has shared a video of its all-electric R1T truck running around in a desert in Arizona, USA, its engineering crew assessing the performance of invertors and other systems.
The company proudly calls its vehicle a “computational platform on wheels”. The software that controls the powertrain is said to be extremely sophisticated, capable of recognizing road surface patters in real time and redistribute torque on a per-wheel basis accordingly.
The vehicle comes powered by four motorized wheels joining their efforts for 750 hp (560 kW) and 1,120 Nm (826 lb-ft) of torque. Available battery sizes are 105, 135 and 180 kWh.
The truck has 360 mm (14 inches) of ground clearance and only needs three seconds to get from zero to 97 km/h (0-60 mph), as well as less than seven seconds for 0-160 km/h (0-100 mph).
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