The head of Tesla, Ilon Musk, wants to createelectric pickup in the style of "Blade Runner", but he already has a competitor - pickup Rivian R1T. It was introduced in 2018, and should soon be launched into mass production. Judging from the interview given by the head of the company Robert Scarring to The Drive, the owners of the electric pickup will be almost completely protected from awkward situations when the battery charge sits right in the middle of the road.
At their core, electric cars arehuge batteries on wheels. Then what prevents engineers from doing so that one car can share energy with another, helping it out at the end of a battery charge at the most inappropriate moments? Station for charging electric cars at the moment is not particularly common even in the United States, so the function of giving and receiving energy from other cars just does not hurt.
Rivian R1T will receive additional sources of energy
Probably, engineers have already begun to implement, or alreadyimplemented this feature in a pickup Rivian R1T. Also, to protect the owners from awkward situations on the roads and increase the driving distance, the company added the ability to install additional batteries in the luggage compartments of the car. By the way, there are two luggage carriers: a through compartment is located between the cab and the cargo platform, and the additional one is under the hood.
The Rivian R1S SUV will be able to share energy with a pickup truck.
Can a Tesla pickup boast suchfeatures are still unknown. There are rumors that its development will begin this summer, and Ilon Musk has already managed to call the electric pickups of competitors "children's toys." So or not, you can decide for yourself by reading about all the features of the Rivian R1T pickup in our detailed material.
What can you say about the idea of Rivian -Will the recharging function from other cars, and the installation of additional batteries useful? Maybe you see some difficulties? Share your opinion in the comments, or in our Telegram-chat.