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News Rivian will Add More Range to the R1S this Fall

Rivian will Add More Range to the R1S this Fall

The Rivian R1S SUV will be available with the Max Pack battery this fall.

  • The electric SUV will be available with the Max pack battery.

  • This should give it around 390 miles (628 kilometres) of range.

  • The company’s CEO says this larger battery will not compromise the third-row capacity.

Rivian is still in the process of adding features and configurations to its models and the latest announcement concerns the availability of the Max Pack battery in the R1S.

At the moment, only the R1T pickup can be ordered with the largest of the three battery options the company has to offer, with the R1S having to make do with the Standard and Large packs.

This will soon change, however, since the company’s CEO, R.J. Scaringe, posted a video on Twitter announcing that the first deliveries of the R1S equipped with the Max Pack will take place this fall.

Since both the R1T and R1S share most of their mechanical elements, the Max Pack in the SUV should be the same 180 kWh unit used in the pickup.

This should provide a substantial boost in range compared to the 135 kWh Large pack which promises 316 miles (509 kilometres) of range according to the EPA’s testing.

2022 Rivian R1S | Photo: Rivian

Official range figures for the new battery in the R1S haven’t been announced yet, but the CEO claims around 390 miles (628 kilometres) of range, and the same configuration in the R1T results in over 400 miles (644 kilometres) on a charge.

As in the R1T, the largest battery will only be available with the new Enduro dual-motor powertrain that delivers over 600 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque, which is about 200 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque less than the quad motor setup.

Despite the larger physical size of the battery, the CEO said that the R1S will be able to keep its third row of seats which allows it to carry up to seven passengers.

Full details for this model should be confirmed later in the year ahead of the first deliveries.

Source: @RJScaringe (Twitter.com)

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