Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award

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The Rivian R1T received the highest rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It was difficult for the electric pickup to receive the institute’s Top Safety Pick+ designation for the 2022 and 2023 model years.

To receive the highest rating, new models must adhere to strict criteria that go above and beyond safeguarding passengers. All six of the institute’s crashworthiness tests, including the difficult front small overlap test, gave the Rivian R1T “Good” ratings. Along with the roof’s durability and head restraints, IIHS tests the vehicle’s front and side crashworthiness.

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Models must be available with a front crash prevention system in order to be eligible for the Top Safety Pick+ award. Both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations are used by IIHS to gauge their effectiveness. Ratings of “Superior” were given to The Rivian for both. The headlights are the last component of the award. They must not only receive a “Good” or “Acceptable” rating but also be included as standard equipment in every trim. Rivian received a “Good” score.

Beating the venerable F-150 Lightning to market was the Rivian R1T, an electric pickup truck. The area is becoming congested. The GMC Hummer EV is available, and Silverado EV production will start at Chevrolet in the spring of 2019.

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The Rivian is propelled by a quadruple motor setup. After this month’s free vehicle update, the pickup’s 135.0 kilowatt-hour battery allows for a range of up to 328 miles. The distance was up to 314 miles. With 838 horsepower (614 kilowatts) and 908 pound-feet (1,231 Newton-meters) of torque, it has plenty of power as well. The truck’s electric drivetrain can accelerate it to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. With a maximum payload rating of 1,760 pounds, the truck can also tow up to 11,000 pounds.

The R1S SUV is currently being made by Rivian, and when it is evaluated by IIHS, we wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t also receive the Top Safety Pick+ designation. The company had to delay the platform’s launch by a year to 2026 even though it is already planning its second-generation products. There are a lot of preorders for the R1T and R1S, with the automaker having 114,000 as of November 7.

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