We at Roadshow have beenelectric truck since we saw it in the metal at the and now we’re even more excited because Rivian has turned it into an overland camping rig for Overland West in Arizona.
The R1T made its Overland West debut on Friday as the first electric vehicle to be shown there, and it is a little different from the vehicle we saw in LA. Instead of merely having a pass-through tunnel behind the cab, Rivian has installed a brilliant-looking cooking station that slides out and is packing a custom electric camp stove.
To keep the overland theme going, Rivian bolted a rack to the bed of the R1T and tossed a tent on it. It’s not something we’d trust on the African savannah, for example, but for a leisurely trip through the woods of California’s Sierra Nevada, it looks perfect.
As for the rest of the R1T’s particulars, it’s powered by four electric motors andwhile producing around 750 horsepower. It’s got a built-in air compressor and alarmed gear loops so you can store your crud without too much fear of it getting swiped by ne’er-do-wells.
In case you forgot, Rivian is also using the R1T’s platform and technology to build an SUV model. It looks kind of like a Range Rover classic that went to Art Center College of Design, and we love it.