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Rivian shocks with hot electric crossover at R2 unveiling


The two battery packs – which are claimed to have a greater energy density than that used in the existing R1T pick-up and R1S SUV  – will be capable of recharging from 10-80% in less than 30 minutes.

Rivian R2 rear

All versions of the R2 will yield more than 300 miles of range between charges, and the quickest-accelerating variants will dispatch the 0-60mph sprint in less than 3.0sec.

Pricing for the R2 will open at $45,000 (£35,300), which aims it squarely at the Model Y and the Volkswagen ID 4, given export and homologation costs for European models will probably nudge that price past the £40,000 mark.

The R2 will also major on autonomous driving functionality. It will pack 11 cameras, five radars and a more powerful on-board computer than that in the R1.

The R3 will be a much smaller, more affordable model that uses the same underpinnings and has a similar dynamic brief.

Rivian R3 front



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