Rivian R1S R1T Range Expansion: Driving the Future Forward

Rivian, the trailblazing electric vehicle manufacturer from California, has broadened its vehicle range with the introduction of two cutting-edge battery options for its flagship models, the R1T pickup and R1S SUV, named Standard and Standard+. These additions significantly improve the accessibility of electric vehicles and maintain exceptional range capabilities. The launch of these battery configurations highlights Rivian's steadfast dedication to innovation and addressing the diverse preferences of its customer base. Furthermore, Rivian has enhanced the Drive Modes app, incorporating sophisticated towing features and data visualizations to boost its usability and accessibility, further demonstrating the company's commitment to refining the user experience.

The updated Drive Modes app introduces advanced towing functionalities and data visualizations, enhancing user-friendliness and accessibility.

The dual-motor versions of both the R1T and R1S are now equipped with the Standard battery pack, offering an anticipated range of 270 miles with a 106-kilowatt-hour battery. Meanwhile, the Standard+ battery option boosts the Rivian R1S R1T range to an estimated 315 miles through a 121-kWh battery, illustrating Rivian's ambition to extend electric vehicle range boundaries. Although these range figures are Rivian's internal estimates and await EPA certification, they hint at the potential for enhanced real-world performance.

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In tandem with the introduction of these new battery options, Rivian has adjusted its pricing strategy. The base prices for both the R1T and R1S have been significantly reduced, further sweetened by the possibility of federal tax credits, thus making Rivian's vehicles more enticing and financially accessible. This approach, combined with the extended Rivian R1S R1T range capabilities, strategically positions Rivian to capture a larger market share and attract a broader customer base.

As Rivian gears up to reveal its next-generation R2-platform crossover, the extension of the Rivian R1S R1T range through these battery upgrades acts as a cornerstone for the future of mainstream electric vehicles.

Rivian's latest software update for the R1S and R1T models, version 2023.46.0, enhanced the Highway Assist feature for seamless re-engagement after lane changes, overhauled the navigation system to include multiple stops, and integrated the Rivian mobile app with Google Maps, improving safety, convenience, and the overall trip planning experience.

Entering 2024, the marriage of All-Wheel Drive (AWD) capabilities and electric power birthed a new generation of vehicles, highlighted in our roundup of the year's top 10 best AWD electric vehicles, showcasing superior AWD performance and the benefits of electrification.

Source: Rivian

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Year Body Trim Range Price
2024 SUV Dual Motor AWD Standard pack 260 $78,000
2024 SUV Dual Motor AWD Large pack 352 $84,000
2024 SUV Dual Motor AWD Max pack 400 $94,000
2024 SUV Performance Dual-Motor AWD Large pack 352 $89,000
2024 SUV Performance Dual-Motor AWD Max pack 400 $99,000
2024 SUV Quad-Motor AWD Large pack 321 $92,000
2024 SUV Dual-Motor AWD Standard pack 270 $74,900
2024 SUV Dual-Motor AWD Standard+ pack 315 $78,000
2024 SUV Performance Dual-Motor AWD Standard+ pack 315 $83,000
2024 SUV Dual-Motor AWD Large pack 352 $84,000
2024 SUV Dual-Motor AWD Max pack 400 $94,000

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