A poster at Rivian Boards began a thread with EPA paperwork detailing vary for a brand new R1S configuration. The corporate not too long ago introduced availability of its new Enduro motor developed in home, and the 135-kWh Massive battery pack; the Massive pack is the center unit beneath the Max and Normal batteries. The paperwork lay out estimated ranges for the R1S on 20-, 21-, and 22-inch wheels. The unqualified excellent news is that the official estimates exceed Rivian’s predicted estimates earlier than testing. The intriguing information is that when this new R1S configuration is in comparison with the R1S with Quad Motors and the Max Pack, patrons might need extra to consider than one would possibly anticipate.
The Twin Motor is available in two variations, a base that Rivian says makes roughly 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque and a Efficiency trim that Rivian offers at about 700 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque. The EPA doc cites the Efficiency trim and pegs the rated horsepower at 708 ponies. The Quad Motor model makes 800 hp and 908 lb-ft. Getting the extra highly effective model provides $5,000 to the bottom Twin Motor value. Listed below are the numbers out within the open, costs taken from the Rivian configurator:
|Twin Motor||$87,600 / $92,600||20||306 Miles|
|Quad Motor||$95,600||20||289 Miles|
|Twin Motor||$84,000 / $89,000||21||352 Miles|
|Quad Motor||$92,000||21||321 Miles|
|Twin Motor||$86,500 / $91,500||22||341 Miles|
|Quad Motor||$94,500||22||303 Miles|
Clearly, the R1S has been designed to do essentially the most on 21-inch wheels. The 20-inchers hand over a lot vary to the opposite sizes as a result of they’ll solely be optioned with the All-Terrain Improve and sport an A/T tread sample. The others are pure road rubber.
Rivian’s figures had put the R1S Twin Motor and Massive Pack at 340 miles of vary, which means the corporate beat its prediction by one mile on 22-inch wheels and by 12 miles on 21-inchers. For the reason that R1T pickup goes additional on a cost than the SUV with the identical powertrain, the pickup may also beat Rivian’s estimate of 350 miles with the Twin Motor and Massive Pack.
The potential quandary right here is that shut pricing for the Efficiency Twin Motor encourages laborious consideration of the function and vary tradeoffs. The $8,000 MSRP distinction between the 600-hp Twin Motor and the Quad Motor is compelling. Nevertheless, if stepping as much as the Efficiency trim, for $3,000 greater than the 708-hp powertrain a purchaser may get roughly one other 100 hp and 208 lb-ft. and the extra refined tech options that include 4 motors versus two, corresponding to particular person wheel management and pure e-motor torque vectoring as a substitute of brake-based torque vectoring. The client that does that sacrifices, at most, 38 miles of vary — 11.3% within the worst case state of affairs. Anybody spending $90,000 on an EV is not anxious about one other $3,000. At that time, the supply timetable may be a extra compelling argument for selecting a trim.
Whereas we wait on EPA testing outcomes for the Normal battery pack, Rivian initiatives it’ll are available with a 260-mile vary in Twin Motor configuration.