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Watch : Rivian R1T Proves Electric Trucks Can Drive Through Deep Water Better Than Petrol/Diesel Cars - autojosh

Rivian R1T pickup truck drives through deep water like a pro, confirming the companies claimed wading depth of 3.3 feet.

It shows s that electric vehicles can wade through deep water better than their petrol or diesel counterparts.

When the R1T arrives at the market, it will rival Ford F-150 Lightning, GMC Hummer, Tesla Cybertruck and Bollinger B2.

Watch : Rivian R1T Proves Electric Trucks Can Drive Through Deep Water Better Than Petrol/Diesel Cars - autojosh





Watch : Rivian R1T Proves Electric Trucks Can Drive Through Deep Water Better Than Petrol/Diesel Cars - autojosh

Rivian CEO, RJ Scaringe, has shown off the impressive water-fording capability of its R1T electric pickup truck that is set to reach dealerships around the world in few weeks time.

A clip posted on Scaringe’s Twitter page shows the all-electric pickup truck driving through deep water like a pro, confirming that electric cars can wade through deep water better than their petrol or diesel counterparts.

Watch : Rivian R1T Proves Electric Trucks Can Drive Through Deep Water Better Than Petrol/Diesel Cars - autojosh

Watch : Rivian R1T Proves Electric Trucks Can Drive Through Deep Water Better Than Petrol/Diesel Cars - autojosh

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He captioned the video with :





“Our engineers going for a quick dip!”

The Michigan-based all-electric carmaker claim that the R1T electric pickup (as well as the R1S SUV) has a wading depth of more than three feet — 3.3 feet of water to be precise.

Watch : Rivian R1T Proves Electric Trucks Can Drive Through Deep Water Better Than Petrol/Diesel Cars - autojosh

The 215.5 inches long R1T, which is roughly the size of a Toyota Tundra Pro, is also capable of towing up to 11,000lbs (4,990kg) — Hummer claims its electric vehicle has a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 pounds.

Other specs include a 34-degree approach angle, a 29.3-degree departure angle, a 25.7-degree breaker angle, and a maximum of a whopping 14.9 inches of ground clearance for the R1T and R1S electric vehicles.

Watch : Rivian R1T Proves Electric Trucks Can Drive Through Deep Water Better Than Petrol/Diesel Cars - autojosh

Unveiled as a 7-seater all-electric pickup truck at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, the Launch Edition of the electric vehicle, R1T Large Pack, will drive 314 miles on a full charge.

Rivian says that empty batteries can add up to 200 miles of range in just 30 minutes with a DC fast charger while Level 2 charger, found in public charge points, will charge it full in eight hours.

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Watch : Rivian R1T Proves Electric Trucks Can Drive Through Deep Water Better Than Petrol/Diesel Cars - autojosh

Being an electric car with no engine at the front, means the bonnet, the racks on top and the back of the pickup (that has a hidden lockable storage tyre compartment ) are also storage facilities.

Inside includes eight airbags, maps pre-programed into its navigation for off-roading, 10 USB charging ports, multi-media touchscreens, High-speed Ethernet for security and over-the-air software updates.

Watch : Rivian R1T Proves Electric Trucks Can Drive Through Deep Water Better Than Petrol/Diesel Cars - autojosh

The truck is also decked with cameras, lidar, radar, ultrasonic and GPS, making it capable of Level 3 autonomous-driving. This will allow it to steer, accelerate and brake without the driver touching the steering or brake .

When the Rivian R1T arrives at the market, the pickup will rival numerous electric trucks like the Ford F-150 Lightning, GMC Hummer, Tesla Cybertruck and Bollinger B2.





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