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News Rivian R1T & R1S Dual-Motor Achieve Over 560 km EPA Range

Rivian R1T & R1S Dual-Motor Achieve Over 560 km EPA Range

The new Rivian R1T and R1S Dual-Motor configuration showcases great EPA range improvements and efficiency benefits compared to other models.


  • The Rivian R1T & R1S Dual-Motor powertrain configuration reveals significant range and efficiency advancements over the Quad-Motor version.

  • Equipped with in-house developed Enduro motors, the Rivian R1T & R1S DM achieved an EPA Combined range of 566 km (352 miles) with 21-inch wheels.

  • The 22-inch wheel variant of the Rivian R1T & R1S DM Large Pack presents an EPA Combined range of 549 km (341 miles).


Rivian’s latest vehicles, the R1T electric pickup and R1S SUV, equipped with the Dual-Motor (DM) powertrain, have unveiled substantial enhancements in both range and efficiency, setting it apart from other variants like the Quad-Motor (QM).

Rivian R1T | Photo: rivianforums aAlpine

Having commenced production in May, the Rivian R1T & R1S DM recently underwent comprehensive EPA range and efficiency evaluations, specifically for the Large Pack battery configuration featuring 21-inch and 22-inch wheels. These evaluations provided positive insights into the efficiency of the in-house designed and produced Enduro motors.

Launch Green Rivian R1T
Launch Green Rivian R1T | Photo: Rivian

For the 21-inch wheel variation of the Rivian R1T & R1S DM Large Pack, the combined range under EPA standards extends to an impressive 566 km (352 miles), exceeding the initial manufacturer’s estimate. Similarly, the 22-inch wheel version boasts an EPA-combined range of 549 km (341 miles), surpassing the manufacturer’s earlier projection of 320 miles. These promising figures apply consistently across standard and Performance versions.

Rivian R1T interior
Rivian R1T | Photo : Rivian

Although the EPA range for the 20-inch version is not currently available on the official EPA website, Rivian estimates that the 20-inch all-terrain wheels will yield an approximate range of 482 km (300 miles).

Rivian truck R1T side
Rivian R1T | Photo: Rivian

Key R1T Performance Specifications:

– Dual-Motor AWD (DM AWD): 533 hp, 610 ft-lbs, 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds

– Large Battery (21-inch): 566 km (352 miles)

– Large Battery (22-inch): 549 km (341 miles)

– Performance Dual-Motor AWD (Perf. DM AWD): 665 hp, 829 ft-lbs, 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds

– Large Battery (21-inch): 566 km (352 miles)

– Large Battery (22-inch): 549 km (341 miles)

In comparison to other variants of the R1T, the Dual-Motor version showcases an evident range superiority, despite using the same battery pack. This results from enhanced efficiency, which offers better energy consumption, including charging losses.

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For the 2023 Rivian R1T & R1S DM, energy consumption estimates, considering charging losses, stand at:

– 21-inch wheels: 432 Wh/km (69.5 Wh/mi) [6.5% lower energy consumption than QM]

– 22-inch wheels: 443 Wh/km (71.3 Wh/mi) [10.7% lower energy consumption than QM]

Rivian R1T and R1S | Photo: Rivian

These compelling figures underline the Dual-Motor variant’s advantages in terms of efficiency and range, making it a well-balanced choice for customers seeking optimal performance without compromising energy consumption.

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