The head of Tesla Elon Musk wants to build an electric pickup truck in the style of “blade Runner”, but he already has a competitor — pickup Rivian R1T. It was introduced in 2018 and is soon to be launched into serial production. Judging by the interview given by the head of the company Robert Scharinger edition of the Drive, electric pickup truck will be almost totally protected from embarrassing situations when the battery sits right in the middle of the road.
In essence, electric cars are a huge battery on wheels. Then what prevents the engineers to make it so that one car could share energy with others, helping out when its running out of battery power at the most inopportune moments? Stations for charging electric cars at the moment are not particularly common even in the US, the function of giving and taking energy from other vehicles is not exactly hurt.
Rivian R1T will get additional energy sources
Probably, the engineers have already started to implement or have already implemented this feature in a pickup Rivian R1T. Also, to protect the owners from embarrassing situations on the roads and increase the range of drive, the company added the ability to install in the rear compartment of the vehicle batteries. Trunks, by the way, the car has two: through a compartment located between the cab and cargo platform, and under the hood.
SUV Rivian R1S will be able to transmit energy to the pickup
Can pickup from Tesla boasts such features is still unknown. There are rumors that its development will begin this summer, and Elon Musk has already managed to call electric pickups competitors “toys”. Like it or not, you can decide for yourself by reading about all the features of a pickup truck Rivian R1T in our detailed material.
What can you say about the idea of the company Rivian — will the charging function from the other cars, and extra batteries useful? Can you see any difficulties? Share your opinion in the comments or in our Telegram chat.