American startup Rivian will release an electric pick-up truck with a 360-mm clearance

American startup Rivian will release an electric pick-up truck with a 360-mm clearance

May 22, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

American startup Rivian, engaged in the development of electric vehicles, intends to launch in a series of two models: a five-seater pickup with a 360-mm road gleam and a seven-seater SUV. Cars debut at the Auto Show in Los Angeles in the fall, and the start of sales is scheduled for 2020. This is reported by the publication Engadget.

The first to enter the market will be an electric pickup truck, which will be called A1C. According to the head of Rivian Rzh Starringa, the car will be similar in size and body shape to the Honda Ridgeline. It will be able to overcome fords depth of 1.1 meters and will receive a 360-millimeter ground clearance.

In addition, the company promises that the A1C will be managed no worse than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The machine can then climb 100 percent slopes (45 degrees) and accelerate to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 2.8 seconds.

Basic versions will be completed with a block of batteries with a capacity of 80 kilowatt-hours. Due to this, on one charge the pickup will pass up to 322 kilometers. Top modifications will receive 800-hp power plant and will be able to pass 725 kilometers without recharging. Also A1C will receive the autopilot of the third level of autonomy.

In January 2017, Rivian bought a former Mitsubishi Motors plant in the city of Normal in Illinois. The company planned to invest in its modernization of 175 million dollars and intended to assemble there a rear-wheel drive sports car with a gasoline engine.