Rivian’s electric R1T pickup truck, R1S SUV get their official EPA

Rivian announced Friday that the first edition version of its all-electric R1T pickup truck has an official EPA range of 314 miles, while its R1T SUV comes in skosh at 316 miles.

Official range and fuel economy values ​​are posted on the US EPA website. The official numbers align with Rivian’s own previous estimates, which it has advertised as 300 miles.

While EPA estimates cannot account for different driving styles, the test cycle is strong enough to provide an accurate benchmark for customers shopping for an electric vehicle.

In this case, the Rivian has the advantage of being the first electric truck on the market. Ford’s F-150 Lightning, which isn’t expected to hit the market until the spring of 2022, has a target range of 230 miles in the standard and 300 miles in the extended version. The EPA hasn’t released an official range for the Ford Lightning.

The “launch version” of the Rivian R1T truck and R1S SUV is equipped with a 135-kWh battery pack that is branded as the “big pack”. The deliveries of the Launch Edition vehicles are expected to begin this month.

The R1T and R1S vehicles will be offered in two trims, both with the same 135-kWh-pack size. The Adventure variant of the R1T, which features a premium interior, starts at $73,000. The R1T Explore trim starts at $67,500.

The Adventure trim on the R1S SUV starts at $75,500, while the base price of the Explore package is $70,000.

Rivian intends to begin deliveries of the Adventure and Explore packages in January 2022.

Rivian plans to offer an even bigger pack, called the “Max Pack” for the R1T. That big pack costs an additional $10,000 and is expected to increase the range of the R1T to over 400 miles. The EPA hasn’t posted any official ranges for the Max pack or other versions, including a planned smaller battery pack option.

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