Rivian R1T Wades Into Lake to Launch Boat

The Rivian R1T electric pickup truck is America’s first electric truck. The expensive electric vehicle has amazing capabilities. It is incredibly quick and powerful. R1T truck owners are able to have unique experiences thanks to the electric pickup’s air suspension, off-roading prowess, and electric powertrain.

The Rivian R1T has amazing wading depth

A Canyon Red Rivian R1T Launch Edition is parked.
The 2022 Rivian R1T Launch Edition in Canyon Red | Charles Singh, MotorBiscuit

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The Rivian R1T has over three feet of wading depth. Its wading depth allows the electric pickup truck to safely wade in shallow water. This would be ill-advised for gas-powered vehicles and most EVs because water can completely immobilize a vehicle. Water damage often leaves vehicles irreparable.

The R1T’s electric powertrain and 14.9 inches of max ground clearance make it one of the few vehicles on Earth that could safely wade in shallow water. According to MotorTrend, a Rivian R1T was recently used for a boat launch and retrieval in Bear Lake, Idaho.

While the pictures of the event are astonishing, true R1T fans expect nothing less of America’s first electric truck because of its off-roading prowess. The R1T is easily one of the most capable vehicles in the world. it made quick work of Hell’s Gate on the Hell’s Revenge off-roading course in Moab, Utah. The R1T is one gnarly truck.

How much does a Rivian R1T cost?

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The Rivian R1T Launch Edition was the first R1T model that was offered to customers. The R1T Launch Edition starts at a whopping $85,000. That being said, the Launch Edition is the quickest, most capable R1T trim by a long shot.

The R1T Launch Edition makes 835 horsepower and 908 lb-ft of torque. It can go from 0-60 in about 3.3 seconds. This electric truck is one of the quickest vehicles ever produced, so its hefty price tag is justified.

According to CNN Business, Rivian recently axed its entry-level Explore trim to the dismay of many potential buyers. The R1T Explore started at $67,500. The tax incentive could have brought the EV’s price down to $60,000. Now, the Adventure trim is the new entry-level model. It starts at $73,000. Its price will be closer to $65,500 if the R1T is eligible for the revised federal electric vehicle tax incentive.

Is the Rivian R1T worth the money?

The 2022 Rivian R1T Launch Edition in Canyon Red | Charles Singh, MotorBiscuit

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The Rivian R1T provides value for the money because of its performance specs and unique capabilities. The discontinuation of its Explore trim will make it tougher for the average American consumer to afford. Most Americans won’t spend $73K on an electric truck (especially when Ford offers a more affordable alternative), but if there’s any truck to break the bank over, it’s Rivian’s EV. How many other trucks can go for a swim and drive out of the water like nothing happened?

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