Rivian: Third EV Is A Rally-Like Automobile With “Bananas” Stage Of Efficiency

First, a truck, then an SUV. Third in line is a rally-style lifted efficiency automotive.

Rivian wowed the world in LA when it debuted not one, however two groundbreaking electrical automobiles. Now, it appears, Rivian is already discussing its third pure electrical providing.

In keeping with Rivian, the R1T electrical truck and R1S electrical SUV shall be joined by a 3rd providing. This car suits the mildew of a rally-like efficiency automotive.

Quoting Autocar:

Rivian founder and CEO RJ Scaringe stated that the mannequin to comply with its preliminary R1T pick-up truck and R1S SUV can be “bananas” in the way in which it carried out.

The third providing from Rivian gained’t be fairly as giant because the R1S. Rivian says the wheelbase shall be smaller and that it'll look one thing like a lifted automotive. A lot of floor clearance is a given. Excessive efficiency is simply too, as Rivian solely intends to supply automobiles with lengthy vary and mega horsepower.

Rivian CEO R.J Scaringe states:

“The third car can have a smaller wheelbase [than the R1S SUV] and would be the Rivian interpretation of a rally automotive with quite a lot of floor clearance.”

Scaringe provides that any car with a Rivian badge can have a “mixture of on and off-road efficiency, and a stage of performance that’s distinctive in its area.”

There’s no phrase but on a launch timeline for this “bananas” automotive, however it should for certain comply with after the R1T and R1S. So, maybe 2021 or 2022.

Past that, there may probably be much more Rivian automobiles, as Scaringe appears open to the thought of sharing Rivian’s skateboard platform:

“You could possibly construct an 800hp R1T truck or a items supply van, or a shuttle bus.” 

Supply: Autocar