The battle to be the best-selling electric pickup truck will likely be a very heated competition in the upcoming months and years. Large automakers will release EV trucks soon or have electric trucks in the works. This includes the Ford F-150 Lightning, Chevy Silverado EV, Hummer EV, Tesla Cybertruck, and GMC Sierra EV. However, startup EV automaker Rivian already upstaged them. The Rivian R1T is the first electric truck delivered to customers. Also, it recently won the coveted MotorTrend Truck of the Year award. Furthermore, the R1T has one huge advantage over other electric trucks.
Rivian R1T advantage: Excellent for supporting off-road adventures and outdoor enthusiasts
The one huge advantage that the Rivian R1T has over its EV pickup truck rivals is that it’s excellent for supporting off-road adventures and outdoor enthusiasts. This is accomplished via the capabilities, services, and programs for the R1T. People go off-road more than ever before and want vehicles that have the capabilities to head far out into the wilderness.
Additionally, a large number of electric vehicle buyers consist of outdoor enthusiasts and people that are passionate about protecting the environment. More so than any other EV automaker, Rivian caters to these groups of people with its programs and services.
Off-road capabilities advantage of the Rivian R1T
Let’s start with the Rivian R1T’s off-road capabilities. The only other electric truck that comes close to the off-road capabilities of the R1T is the Hummer EV. However, the R1T bests it. With its quad-motor all-wheel drive system, the R1T provides smooth torque delivery to each wheel as needed for optimal traction. Also, the adaptive air suspension enables you to raise and lower the height of the R1T. Additionally, the R1T has many useful utility features for aiding off-road adventures. This includes a gear tunnel, a built-in flashlight, a storage “frunk,” and a camp kitchen.
Rivian Membership program for the R1T aids off-road adventures and outdoor enthusiasts
When you head out into the wilderness with a truck, it’s nice to have the peace of mind that you won’t get stuck out there if something goes wrong. The Rivian Membership program provides this peace of mind for R1T owners. Services in the Rivian Membership program include Rivian off-Roadside Assistance, as well as Adventure Extraction. For Adventure Extraction, Rivian sends a recovery vehicle to you if you get stranded out in the wilderness with the R1T.
Another service in the Rivian Membership program is Charge Assurance. For Charge Assurance, Rivian sends someone to get your R1T recharged if it runs out of battery power. Also, Rivian provides no-cost unlimited charging via the Rivian Adventure Network and all Rivian Waypoint chargers.
Rivian-led experiences and programs for R1T owners
An additional appealing element of Rivian for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers is its organized experiences and programs. This includes unique adventures and gatherings with other R1T owners. Furthermore, Rivian recently opened its first Rivian Hub in Venice, California, and plans to open Hubs in other cities.
The Rivian Hub is a place for Rivian owners and outdoor enthusiasts to gather. Programs and features at the Rivian Hub include community events, gardens, a play space for children, and a library. Also, the Rivian Hub offers workshops on “usable knowledge,” such as visiting National Parks and planting an organic garden. In addition to producing eco-friendly electric vehicles, Rivian aims to create a community of EV and outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers.
With the one huge advantage, the Rivian R1T leaves other EV trucks in the dust. None of the other electric pickup trucks can match the capabilities, services, and programs to support off-road adventures and outdoor enthusiasts.
If you’re a nature lover and want to go off-road on wilderness adventures, then the Rivian R1T is the best EV truck for you. You’re missing out, F-150 Lightning, Chevy Silverado EV, Hummer EV, and Cybertruck buyers.