With Rivian’s “Giant Pack” battery, the R1T electrical pickup truck had an EPA-estimated 314 miles of vary. In the meantime, the R1S three-row electrical SUV may journey 316 miles on a single cost. Whereas a bigger battery pack choice does exist, Rivian is already pushing via free over-the-air software program updates to present its autos extra vary, amongst different updates.
In case you head to Rivian’s web site now, it reveals the R1T with a spread of 328 miles. That is for the quad-motor all-wheel-drive variant with the Giant Pack and 21-inch wheels. It is solely a 14-mile enhance, however that is arguably notable, particularly for a software program replace. Apparently, the R1S, which had barely extra vary than its sibling previous to the replace, now has 321 miles of vary, a 5 mile enhance.
We’ll take this time to say that Rivian’s varied battery packs and configurations may cause some confusion, and the corporate made main adjustments to the variants and pricing, which can all kick in later.
There are three battery pack choices: Commonplace, Giant, and Max. The Commonplace Pack is not obtainable with quad-motor AWD, however any of the three packs could be had with dual-motor AWD, which is not but obtainable. Primarily, relying on which model you select, you might be able to get an R1T or R1S within the “close to” future, or maybe in a number of years.
With all of that mentioned, all we all know proper now’s that the Rivian software program replace boosted the vary on the very particular quad-motor, Giant Pack fashions we talked about. We do not know if the software program replace or some other subsequent updates will enhance the vary throughout the lineup or on different particular configurations.
In keeping with ElectrekRivian homeowners shared the next info final month associated to a software program replace:
“Improved battery longevity, battery sturdiness, and regenerative braking efficiency. Additionally enhanced regen availability, and you should utilize regen for longer durations.”
The publication requested extra specifics from Rivian in regards to the vary will increase. The automaker offered an in depth response. In abstract, Rivian shared that over-the-air software program updates have improved automobile effectivity. It additionally defined that on its web site, the vary proven is restricted to a single wheel and tire mixture, and now not reveals vary adjustments for bigger or smaller wheel/tire choices.
So far as the twin motor variants are involved, they’re nonetheless present process testing, so there are usually not but new vary estimates printed. Rivian plans to supply these figures as manufacturing attracts close to.