When Tesla revealed its Cybertruck, the world was shocked, some of us in a great way, and others, not a lot. Regardless, how do different automakers compete with such a spectacle of an electric pickup truck? Celebration methods, in fact.
Whereas the GMC Hummer EV was revealed with the power to crab walk, the Rivian R1T electrical pickup truck has a “tank flip” function, a gear tunnel, an elective pull-out kitchen, functionality like many individuals have by no means seen, and now, the power to operate as a ship (type of).
This comes as no shock since Tesla CEO Elon Musk has touted Tesla automotive’s floating, boating, and swimming potential up to now (it is essential to notice that none of Tesla or Rivian’s autos are literally supposed for use as boats). They’d finally sink and be destroyed, however in terms of dealing with flooding circumstances, an electrical pickup truck could also be a strong possibility.
At any fee, a latest video produced by YouTube channel Rivian Tales reveals the R1T electrical pickup truck’s capability to tackle very deep water. And, simply to make issues fascinating, it does so in reverse, very similar to the foolish reverse drag racing movies we have seen and shared up to now.
To be clear, this is not just a few video that followers have captured and reported on. Somewhat, it is precise footage from Rivian. Rivian Tales shares associated efficiency notes straight from the electrical automaker:
“Relying in your suspension settings and wheel dimension, the utmost water fording top of the R1T and the R1S is 42.7 inches. Rock crawl at a 100% grade. Traverse nearly any terrain with 14 inches of floor clearance. With a 0-60 mph time in as fast as 3 seconds relying in your tire choice, it additionally delivers the on-road dealing with of a sports activities automotive.”
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