Rivian consumers and reservation holders have a further powertrain to select from as of April 2023. Often called the Efficiency Twin-Motor AWD system, the brand new setup slots between the Twin-Motor AWD and Quad-Motor AWD choices when it comes to horsepower, torque and value.
The powertrain’s title is pretty self-explanatory: it consists of a pair of electrical motors (one per axle) that zap the 4 wheels into movement for through-the-road all-wheel-drive. Its output checks in at 700 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque, and Rivian quotes a 0-60 time of three.5 seconds. These figures apply to each the R1T and the R1S. Driving vary ought to verify in at as much as 400 miles, Rivian claims, as a result of the drivetrain attracts electrical energy from the Max battery pack already out there on the R1T and introduced for the R1S in March 2023.
As compared, the entry-level Twin-Motor AWD system is rated at 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. It allows a 4.5-second dash from zero to 60 mph, nevertheless it gives the identical 400-mile driving vary ranking when linked to the Max pack. On the prime finish of the line-up, the Quad-Motor AWD system delivers 835 horsepower, 908 pound-feet of torque, a 3-second 0-60 time and an EPA-estimated 328-mile driving vary. It isn’t suitable with the Max Pack; Rivian is engaged on it nevertheless it hasn’t launched a timeline but.
On sale now, the Efficiency Twin-Motor AWD powertrain prices $5,000 no matter whether or not it is added to the R1T or the R1S. Prospects who ordered certainly one of Rivian’s EVs with the Quad-Motor system and the Max Pack will routinely get their order modified to a dual-motor system, and pricing will get up to date accordingly. Patrons who ordered their truck earlier than March 1, 2022, will save $4,500 in the event that they choose the entry-level Twin-Motor AWD system and $2,000 in the event that they select the brand new Efficiency setup. Patrons who ordered their truck between March 2 and Might 25, 2022, will save $6,000 by switching to the entry-level drivetrain and $1,000 by choosing the Efficiency system.