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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Seeing the formidable figure of Rivian's electric powered vehicles!

The race to make Our Earth greener through the efforts to reduce or even eliminate vehicle exhaust gas continues. Of course, this is very positive thing. After the renowned American EV company Tesla had been released various their electric car models. Now it was time for an American startup named Rivian to launch their new product.
Rivian founder R.C. Scaringe shows off the company's new pickup R1T and sport-utility vehicle R1S — both capable of 0-to-60 in three seconds. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2RBVLdq)
Unlike other startups who started their debut by releasing sedan and the like. Rivian ventured to debut their two electric powered vehicles at once, eachly named Rivian R1T and R1S. Those two electric powered vehicles debuted at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Rivian electric car platform inspired by the skateboard, where it placing the battery, drive system, suspension, braking and cooling systems equivalent to the height of the tires. So it can gave more spacious room on its cabin. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2DWXZjH)
Rivian R1T is packed as a double cabin pickup that can hold five passengers in its cabin. While the Rivian R1S has a combination of seats for seven passengers. The company said that the mileage of their electric vehicles can reach more than 640 km (over 400 miles). And the American auto manufacturer which has been established since 2009 will make their production in a former Mitsubishi plant at Normal, Illinois.
Rivian R1T, a double cabin pickup that can hold five passengers in its cabin shown off at the 2018 LA Auto Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2PgV3Ao)
Rivian said that to develop the toughness of their electric cars, they took the skateboard platform as a source of inspiration. Namely compact by placing the battery, drive system, suspension, braking and cooling systems equivalent to the height of the tires. So it can gave more spacious room on its cabin.
Rivian R1S has a combination of seats for seven passengers shown off at the 2018 LA Auto Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2PgV3Ao)
These cars rely on four electric motors to drive each wheel to enable active torque vectoring at the same time to deliver maximum performance in a variety of situations, ranging from high speeds while cornering up to crawl in the rocky terrains. 

Furthermore, the company claims that the ground torque on each wheel is 3,500 Nm so that the total for its all four wheels is 14,000 Nm. No wonder if the R1T and R1S able to accelerate from rest to 96 km/h in 3 seconds and sped up to 160 km/h in 7 seconds. And then the cars are also claimed to be able to pull the weights up to 5,000 kg. While the weight of the vehicle itself reaches 2,670 kg for R1T and R1S reaching 2,650 kg.
In both of these cars are equipped with many safety support features such as camera, lidar, radar, ultrasonic and a precision GPS combined with high-definition maps. Besides that, the Level 3 Autonomous system also pinned on those two cars, so that the car can be drive without a human driver on the freeway.
On the same occasion the company also gave the information about the prices for those two types of cars they made. The selling price for R1T starts at $61,500 or equivalent to Rp.893 million, while for R1S starts from $65,000 or equivalent to Rp.944 million. And for those of you who are interested to have one of those car, the company also accpted $1,000 for a refundable deposit. Rivian plans to begin deliveries in late 2020. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RIVIAN | BLOG.CONSUMERGUIDE | DETROIT BUREAU | ZIGWHEELS]
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