The Rivian R1T electric pickup is running in the Rebelle Rally – Roadshow

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The Rivian R1T is predicted to go on sale subsequent 12 months.

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The hotly anticipated Rivian R1T electrical pickup truck won’t be available to buy until 2021, nevertheless it’s about to be put by way of one hell of a grueling take a look at. The R1T would be the first absolutely electrical automobile to compete within the Rebelle Rally, a seven-day, women-only, navigational off-road problem that kicks off this weekend. Oh, and the very best half? Roadshow editor Emme Corridor might be behind the wheel.

Corridor will compete along with her longtime teammate and navigator, Rebecca Donaghe. In 2019, the pair won the Rebelle Rally crossover class in a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, and in 2018, Corridor and Donaghe have been the general winners, driving a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon to a first-place finish.

With a purpose to maintain the all-electric Rivian filled with juice, the Rebelle Rally partnered with Energy Improvements. The Utah-based firm will present 175-kilowatt fast-charging stations alongside the rally route, and can energy the Rebelle base camp, as effectively.

Workforce Killer Watt, comin’ by way of.


The Rivian R1T was initially anticipated to go on sale this 12 months, nevertheless it’s been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The official specs aren’t obtainable simply but, however proper now, Rivian says the R1T has a quad-motor electrical drivetrain with as much as 750 horsepower. The truck can even journey about 400 miles on a full cost, can speed up to 60 mph in three seconds, can ford as much as three ft of water and might tow as much as 11,000 kilos. Not all of sudden, clearly.

Along with the R1T, different cool entries for the 2020 Rebelle Rally embody the Lexus J201 concept, Ford Bronco Sport and a Nismo-prepped Nissan Frontier.

We’re stoked to see how the EV pickup fares within the super-tough Rebelle Rally, which covers greater than 1,200 miles over the course of 10 days. The groups aren’t allowed to make use of cell telephones or any GPS tools, relying solely on a map, compass and ability. You possibly can monitor Emme and Rebecca’s progress — No. 140, Workforce Killer Watt — on the Rebelle Rally website.

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