The upcoming Rivian R1T pickup and R1S SUV are going to be the first flagship products from the potentially $80 billion manufacturer. As we get closer and closer to launch, we now know how efficient those vehicles will be.
The Launch Edition vehicles, which will ship first, were estimated to have 300 miles of range. Here’s what is now official from the EPA:
- 2022 Rivian R1T Launch Edition
- 314 miles of total range
- 74 MPGe city
- 66 MPGe highway
- 70 MPGe combined
- 48 kWh per 100 miles of driving
- 2022 Rivian R1S Launch Edition
- 316 miles of total range
- 73 MPGe city
- 65 MPGe highway
- 69 MPGe combined
- 49 kWh per 100 miles of driving
A few months ago we estimated that the Rivian vehicles would use approximately 46 kWh per 100 miles of driving. They’re actually slightly less efficient than that.
While we’re willing to accept we weren’t 100% accurate with our guess, these are both Launch Edition vehicles. Slightly de-contented “normal” vehicles might be a bit more efficient.
Keep in mind that these numbers are based on the standard Large Pack and not the optional $10,000 Max Pack.
The official EPA range values for our Launch Edition vehicles are in:
R1T Large Pack: 314 miles
R1S Large Pack: 316 miles
We'll share more EPA information about other editions as we have it. https://t.co/MPY1wVzkz9 pic.twitter.com/rzrCkQpggd
— Rivian (@Rivian) September 3, 2021
Rivian says in a Tweet that it’ll share more information on the other models once they become available.
Final EPA certification on the Launch Edition models indicates that the vehicles are about ready to ship, and Rivian itself has said the Launch Edition models are shipping yet this fall.
We didn’t expect the two cars to be extremely efficient — they are boxes on wheels in a sense — it is about on par with what we expected. Plus, with the ability to tow 11,000 pounds, these vehicles will have a considerable amount more capability than what you might get from other electric SUVs and pickup trucks on the market.