The Rivian R1T configurator, newly launched for many who have positioned a deposit however accessible to the general public beginning November 23, has revealed that consumers who need most vary within the electrical pickup truck must pay a considerable premium.

The most important 180-kilowatt-hour battery pack with greater than 400 miles of EPA-estimated vary—which Rivian now phrases the “Max pack”—provides $10,000 to the worth of the truck.

The Max pack choice will be added to the R1T Launch Version that Rivian confirmed last week. It would begin at $75,000 with the 135-kwh “Giant pack,” affording greater than 300 miles of vary, in line with Rivian.

Rivian R1T

Rivian R1T

Launch Version fashions with the Giant pack are scheduled to start out deliveries in June 2021, however Rivian mentioned final week that the 400-mile model would not be accessible till January 2022. A 250-mile model, with a 105-kwh battery pack, can also be within the works, with timing to be introduced after the beginning of manufacturing.

Rivian beforehand teased {that a} camp kitchen could be accessible by the configurator, and a fast glimpse confirmed that will probably be a $5,000 choice. Designed to slip out from a storage cubby within the aspect of the mattress, it consists of an induction cooktop, sink, four-gallon water tank and pump. A cookware set is elective.

Rivian R1T

Rivian R1T

Whereas the worth of the Max pack could appear excessive, it is a significantly better deal, for example, than how Lucid has priced its Air—and, it seems, how Normal Motors intends to cost the GMC Hummer EV.

However that ought to go away a slight revenue for Rivian. Primarily based on a 2019 average of $156/kwh (when wanting on the battery pack as a complete), the 180 kwh pack prices Rivian about $7,000 greater than the 135-kwh pack.

When you plan to often tow, you will possible need to go massive on the battery. However Rivian’s pricing construction may additionally be trigger for folks to assume slightly extra about precisely how much range they need.