See the Rivian R1T glide effortlessly on this snow-capped mountain road


Here’s a pretty spectacular video with the all-electric Rivian R1T pickup truck driving a beautiful snow-capped Colorado mountain road en route to a ski area.

We didn’t have too many reports of the R1T’s driving experience in snow, maybe other than a few donuts here and there, so it’s interesting to see how the first electric pickup copes with the task at hand. approximately 10,000 feet (3,048 m) and nine inches (23 cm) of fresh snow on the ground.

According to Chad Hamre, who shared the video, reader R1T “could not be easier as it floats on this beautiful mountain road.” Four-motor all-wheel drive is ready for the job.

Compared to the Toyota Tacoma, previously used on the same road, it is much better to go electric.

Chad Hamre notes: “The Tacoma would have been redlining to push in the snow.” “and suck up the small amount of oxygen that’s in the air at that altitude.”

It seems like a great recommendation to switch to an electric pickup and have a much more enjoyable driving experience. Especially if there are destination charging points on the site.

Rivian R1T Specifications:

  • Vary:
    314 miles (505 km)
    400+ miles (644+ km) version (January 2022)
    Affordable version over 250 miles (402 km) to follow
  • battery capacity approx. 135 kWh
    9 modules, cylindrical cells type 2170 (7,776), supplied by Samsung SDI
    voltage: 216-459 V; capacity: 360Ah
  • 0-60 mph (96.5 km / h) in 3.0 seconds
  • quad engine, all-wheel drive
  • on-board charger: 11.5 kW (AC level 2); up to 25 miles of range per hour of charge
  • DC Quick Charge: Up to 140 miles of range in 20 minutes (up to 210 kW)
  • wading depth: 3+ ft (over 0.91m)
  • curb weight: 6,949 lb (3,152 kg)
  • towing capacity: up to 11,000 lbs (4,990 kg)


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