The hotly anticipatedelectrical pickup truck , but it surely’s about to be put via one hell of a grueling take a look at. The R1T would be the first absolutely electrical automobile to compete within the Rebelle Rally, a seven-day, women-only, navigational off-road problem that kicks off this weekend. Oh, and the very best half? Roadshow editor Emme Corridor will likely be behind the wheel.
Corridor will compete together with her longtime teammate and navigator, Rebecca Donaghe. In 2019, the pair, and in 2018, Corridor and Donaghe had been the general winners, .
In an effort to hold the all-electric Rivian stuffed with juice, the Rebelle Rally partnered with Energy Improvements. The Utah-based firm will present 175-kilowatt fast-charging stations alongside the rally route, and can energy the Rebelle base camp, as properly.
The Rivian R1T was initially anticipated to go on sale this yr, but it surely’s been. The official specs aren’t out there simply but, however proper now, Rivian says the R1T has a quad-motor electrical drivetrain with as much as 750 horsepower. The truck can even journey about 400 miles on a full cost, can speed up to 60 mph in three seconds, can ford as much as three toes of water and may tow as much as 11,000 kilos. Not suddenly, clearly.
Along with the R1T, different cool entries for the 2020 Rebelle Rally embody the, and a .
We’re stoked to see how the EV pickup fares within the super-tough Rebelle Rally, which covers greater than 1,200 miles over the course of 10 days. The groups aren’t allowed to make use of cell telephones or any GPS gear, relying solely on a map, compass and ability. You’ll be able to monitor Emme and Rebecca’s progress — No. 140, Workforce Killer Watt — on the Rebelle Rally website.