The overall weight of any vehicle you are driving is handy information to have. If you are considering a Rivian truck and need to know how much it weighs, we can help you. We researched this pickup in depth so that you'll know for sure how much it will tip the scales.
The curb weight of a Rivian pickup truck is 7,173 pounds.
Now that we know how much a Rivian truck weighs, we'll take a look at how the various battery packs can impact this spec. You might also be curious how fast a Rivian truck can go or if a Rivian can use a Tesla charger. To find the answers to these questions and more, read ahead in this post to see what our research has uncovered.
How Battery Packs Can Change The Weight Of A Rivian Truck
We mentioned that the Rivian truck will weigh 7,173 pounds with no passengers or cargo on board (curb weight). This weight is when you have the Standard Pack battery. There are two other battery options for this all-electric vehicle that will impact the overall weight of the truck, however.
The R1T will have the option of upgrading to the Large Pack battery or the Max Pack battery. Ahead in this post, we'll discuss how this will impact how far you can drive this truck on a single charge. For now, know that these will add to the weight of the truck.
While the only information about these battery packs is speculative, it's safe to assume that they would each add several hundred pounds to the curb weight of the Rivian.
Keep in mind that additional battery pack upgrades could affect the payload capacity of the truck as well. Before you haul heavy loads, consult your owner's manual for the exact specifications.
How Fast Can A Rivian Truck Go?
Some might assume that just because the Rivian is all electric that it doesn't have the power to accelerate. This could not be further from the truth.
While you won't find this pickup truck keeping up with the top speeds of many gasoline-powered vehicles, you'll find that it can hold its own with its top speed and its ability to accelerate.
The Rivian R1T can reach 60 miles per hour in just 3.3 seconds. Despite being heavier than the TRX, it beats its counterpart in this category by nearly half a second.
The Rivian will reach its top speed of 111 miles per hour in just under a quarter mile. Experts note that this pickup runs at full speed much quieter than its competition, registering only 71 decibels.
Can A Rivian Use A Tesla Charger?
You might think that just because the Rivian and the Tesla are all-electric vehicles they will be able to use universal chargers. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Tesla's chargers are unique to their vehicles, and their chargers are proprietary. But in a bind, you'll find that it is possible to use one of their charging stations to restore the battery life in your Rivian.
If you purchase a converter for your Rivian, you can attach it to a Tesla charger and re-juice its battery like normal. But before you decide to purchase one, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind.
There are a good number of cheaper converters on the market that can harm your Rivian. It's important to only use ones that are made with quality parts and labor and not cheap knockoffs.
Additionally, you should take note that the use of any unauthorized charger could invalidate your Rivian's warranty should any damage occur.
How Long Does It Take A Rivian To Charge?
If you are charging your Rivian at home, it will take a bit of time to replenish the battery of your truck. The wall charger you use will give it a slow and steady charge, adding about 25 miles of driving to the battery for every hour it's plugged in. To fully recharge your Rivian, it could take up to 16 hours if you have the Max Pack battery.
But when you're on the road, there is an abundance of supercharging stations available. Plug your Rivian into one of these and you'll find that its battery charges up much faster than it does at home. These stations will add up to 140 miles of charge to your truck for every 20 minutes they are left plugged in.
Planning your routes carefully is essential to keeping your Rivian drivable when you are traveling. It's also important to always carry a spare charger for those times when your battery is getting low and there isn't a charging station nearby. It also pays to have an approved adapter on hand so that you can connect to a Tesla supercharger if necessary.
How Many Miles Can A Rivian Truck Go On A Charge?
Knowing how far your Rivian can go on a single charge is critical when planning long commutes or road trips.
Mapping out the charging stations, packing your extra chargers, and having an approved adapter on hand will also aid in your travels. But no matter where you are headed, arming yourself with the knowledge of the Rivian's battery life is where you need to start.
The number of miles on a single Rivian battery charge varies from the three different battery packs it offers. The Standard Pack will let you drive the R1T up to 260 miles before you need to connect it. You can upgrade from there to the Large Pack battery, giving you 314 miles between charges.
Lastly, there's the Max Pack battery. This upgrade will let you go up to 400 miles before the battery is near the end of its charge.
How Much Does It Cost To Fill Up A Rivian?
Rivian tells consumers that the overall cost of fully charging the battery will be based on the price of electricity in their area.
Generally, they claim that a full charge will cost less money than half a tank of gas. When you use a public charging station, each one will have its own assigned cost set by the charging station's owner.
Each charging station has a price that is set by its owner. While this can be a bit of a range, you can typically expect to pay around $20 for this service. It's not free, but it's still much less expensive than filling up your truck with gasoline or diesel.
Some have noted that charging your Rivian at home can greatly increase the electric bill. While this can be true, keep in mind that while you are spending more money on electricity, you are spending far less on "fueling" a vehicle. This will more than balance out in your budget's favor.
How Long Will A Rivian Battery Be Under Warranty?
With the sticker price of a Rivian, you will probably hope that it comes with a pretty good warranty. In our research, we've discovered that Rivian's warranty covers the batteries of its vehicles for a generous amount of time.
The R1T battery is covered for up to 175,000 miles or eight years, whichever comes first. Considering most gasoline-powered vehicles don't exceed the 100,000-mile/five-year threshold, you can drive this truck with some confidence that it will last.
The rest of the Rivian falls under a bumper-to-bumper warranty that covers parts and labor for up to five years or 60,000 miles, whichever is met first. Check your warranty information over carefully so that you do not do anything that might invalidate it.
The Rivian truck has a gross vehicle rating that puts it into the class of three-quarter-ton pickup trucks. Despite its size and weight, it will zip up to 60 miles per hour quicker than you might think.
When you're ready to charge the Rivian truck on the road, be sure to carry a spare charger and a converter just in case you need to use a Tesla charging station. Drive safe!
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