Rivian R1T Single-Handedly Powers 20,000 Christmas Lights

The Rivian R1T is one of the most highly-anticipated electric pickups and the company has shown the model’s potential by using it power nearly 20,000 Christmas lights.

With a single power port in the truck’s bed, the R1T turned the Timber Pointe Outdoor Center into a winter wonderland that would make Clark Griswold jealous.

While there’s no word on how long the lights could have stayed on, the RT1 features a 135 kWh battery pack that is slated to provide a range in excess of 300 miles (483 km). Customers can also upgrade to Max battery pack which has a capacity of 180 kWh and increases the range to more than 400 miles (644 km).

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Besides the impressive ranges, the R1T has a four motor all-wheel drive system that will enable the truck to produce up to 754 hp (562 kW / 764 PS) and 826 lb-ft (1,120 Nm) of torque. This should to enable the model to run from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in three seconds, before hitting a top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h).

Of course, that’s just part of the story as the R1T has a roomy frunk and an innovate “Gear Tunnel” which sits below the cab and extends across the width of the vehicle. The tunnel provides 12.4 cubic feet (350 liters) of space and is designed to haul long items such as golf bags and snowboards.

The R1T will arrive in June 2021 as a Launch Edition and be followed by more mainstream variants in January of 2022. Pricing starts at $67,500 and the company is currently accepting reservations for $1,000.

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