Sandy Munro takes the R1T to an off-road park. According to Sandy, the R1T outclassed the Jeeps that were there, although Cory says Sandy hasn't regularly off-roaded in 2 decades. Interesting that the R1T was on 21 aeros without the underbody armor.
Agreed. Locking up $1000 for that amount of time is not an insignificant barrier to entry for many who would otherwise be interested. Once Rivian can deliver w/i 1-3 months of a placed order, buyers will come.
He's mostly a YouTuber who talks a lot about Tesla. I think professionally, he's a data guy.
Should be pointed for those who don't want to watch the video, Ben Sulllins didn't make the selection of the R1T as EV of the year. Awards were selected via panel through ranked choice voting...
Rich Rebuild was at a First Mile event, didn't follow the speed limit, and got his test drive cut short. I think E for Electric saw this, and saw Rivian personnel reviewing Rich's footage, and made a video about Rivian bullying Rich. E also mocked Rivian for having a 30mph speed limit, failing...
My guess is based on my split hatch: you have to open the top hatch and lift it a bit first, then you can lower the tailgate. Once the tailgate is down, you can close the top hatch.
Making it work any other way would seem overly complicated to me.
Thanks for the info and video!
I, for one, really appreciate the 12v in the frunk. It's better to run fridges w/ DC because you avoid efficiency loss. Would be good to have all the options, but if there could only be *one*, I'd probably pick 12v.