2020 Rivian R1T Electrifies L.A. Auto Show: Photo Gallery

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Getting attention in a city like Los Angeles is always a challenge, but apparently not when you're a brand-new pickup truck that seems to solve many problems. Such is the case for the Rivian R1T electric pickup truck that debuted Monday at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. If you need to carry lots of gear, make an adventure-themed statement or simply never stop at a dirty gas station again, the Rivian R1T could be the solution.

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The R1T won't be available for sale for at least another year, but we're told people are already putting down a $1,000 deposit to be among the first to get an early model. Rivian says that after the federal tax credit, an R1T will start at $61,500, but a fully loaded truck could easily climb to $80,000.

The Rivian R1T structure does not require a traditional three-box pickup design -- hood, cab and bed. But the designers wanted customers to know instantly that the R1T is a pickup, so it has a hood, cab and bed. Engineers included some impressive gross vehicle weight rating and payload numbers to back up the truck's utility. From the mid-ship storage tunnel to the fully droppable tailgate and the massive front trunk, this electric pickup offers a new kind of form and function. And don't get us started about the interior. Think Range Rover in terms of detail and material choices along with a huge information control screen that would make Tesla owners drool.

We thought you might want to take a closer look at some of the Rivian R1T's details inside and underneath, so we're providing you with all the photos we could get among the crowds at the show. No doubt we'll hear more from Rivian now that its coming-out party is over.

Cars.com photos by Mark Williams

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Comments

This thing won't be on sale in 2 years much less one year and if it ever does make it into production you can bet it's going to take a lot more than $7,500 and free government money to succeed.

Too much money for me. I could settle for a 250 mile version but at 60K... ill pass.

I will also wait about a decade to see how well they actually fare in the real world.

In about 15 to 20 years with the kid being long out of the house and doing no more real work myself, ill probably be old and rich enough to waste the money and go back to a pretend truck

So many pictures and not a single one really showing how long the box is. SUCH BULL! I'm thinking 4' 11.5" from the top of box, like the Ridgeline. You can have your over-glamorized electric truck.

Nice , things are simplified sooo much ....

This is papajim's kind of truck. He's got the truck itch. This is what I hear.

It is much simpler and easier to build a truck like this. It has far fewer parts, and much less to go wrong.

So it is more probable than you think that they will build it, and far more probable than you think that it will last longer than your far more complicated pickup that you drive.

Look at the pictures. That's not just a concept vehicle. That thing has been enginneered.

Just like Tesla, you all will be proven wrong.

Dont like where they put the spare,copying Honda Ridgeline is not smart !!

And the bed is too small,real truck must have 8 foot box to be practical.

Also would like to know if they can use Tesla Superchargers,,otherwise where could you recharge traveling long distance?

I'd be hard pressed to think that Tesla's design team would come up with a midsize with such a short box. All after Elon spouted turning the pickup industry on its' nose with references to F150. But who knows. 8' box is one world and 4' 11.5" is another world. 6.4' is the compromise and still allows a ton of work to be done. After all the industry is trying to give us more towing, mpg, more crew legroom, garage fit.

Jeep has shared that pulling a really big load is pushing the cooling limits on small engines, so it's going to take some time for even the ICE engineers to innovate on that front.

Harold....I agree...it will happen...electric is coming...maybe sooner than some think.

There is a lot to like here. Hoping they can deliver.

I would like to ask for 4 to 6 key knobs (temp, volume, tuning, ect) to be added to that center display.

Pickups are used for many tasks. Contractors, landscapers and others who load up the box with dirt and aggregates won't like this truck. And that's OK, it's not for you.

I own an F150 with a 6.5' box. And I use it. You won't be able to put a 2 seat ATV in the Rivian R1T. But you know what? Traditional pickups absolutely suck for hauling stuff you don't want to get dirty. The bed gets full of dust because there are huge gaps around the tailgate. So I have to put my luggage, tools and fishing gear in sealed boxes. Then guess what, the ATV no longer fits.

So the Rivian R1T will not suit everyone, but then again, traditional trucks do a poor job for most tasks as well.

Bring it!

The thing with electric vehicles people dont talk about is :

Plug ins,odd remember black outs,brown outs !!

We are told not to use our a/c or fans in the summer,to sit on the porch or outside !! We are told to turn off our lights too !! TO SAVE ELECTRICITY BECAUSE THE GRID IS STRESSED,LOADED,MAXED OUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the Winter we are told turn off our heat (if electric) turn off our lights etc..To save Electricity as we dont have any/grid is maxed out !!

We had or still have in Spring Earth day when we are to shut off all electricity in the house,no lights,un plug everything from the wall because a tv turned off drains power !!!

Now we are t drive electric vehicles that need a 8-12 hour charge depending on make !!! This is really telling !

For people that dont know...We will be only allowed to drive and plug in our electric vehicles on certain days,other days you have to take public transit,even construction workers you must have all supplies even ones you dont forsee on site at all times as you cant drive to pick any supplies up !

No gas,means no gas tax thus price per mile driven..City planners already have this in the books..You will be limited on electricity use per month,you go over with 21 days left in the month,your shut off ! No a/c no lights in your home and no internet !!! No charging of cars either !

So,higher electricity rates along with restrictions of use and high tax/ payment for miles driven ..It wont be cheap either,20 cents to dollars per mile depending what road youre on...

So,driving a 2 mpg truck at $100 per gallon will be cheaper than driving an electric vehicle in the future,dont think so..Do research !!!



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