In their article on the frunk on Wednesday, they originally said the frunk had no power outlet.Oh, looks like one side is 12V and the other is 110VAC. Gotta say MT's attention to detail is lacking here.
They have since update their article to say they were just missing the power outlet in the frunk in their pre-production model.There are no power outlets or USB ports inside—those are reserved for the cabin—but the frunk does have a large bin underneath the floor to handle additional items, such as more duffel bags. To access the bin, simply lift the floor panel, and it will secure via magnets against the back wall, a great packaging solution that means you don't have to find space elsewhere to store the panel. What's missing is a drain plug so you could use the frunk as a cooler during tailgate parties or camping trips. Maybe Rivian will add one—and perhaps some power points—in a later update to its new electric truck
MT is probably basing everything off of a pre-production model that didn't have the production power outlets. This also makes it look like Rivian is not exercising some editorial control over MT's reviews. They are probably correcting them as they get things wrong based on their pre-production model, but not reviewing things before they get published.The frunk has a large bin underneath the floor to handle additional items, such as more duffel bags. To access the bin, simply lift the floor panel, and it will secure via magnets against the back wall, a great packaging solution that means you don't have to find space elsewhere to store the panel. What's missing is a drain plug and a power outlet. We're told production-spec R1Ts will have a 12v outlet towards the front of the frunk, but it would be nice to be able to use the frunk as a cooler during tailgate parties or camping trips. Maybe Rivian will add drain plugs in a later update to its new electric truck.
I was. I had e-mailed them about the article and it looks like they've changed the language already.
It also has a 12-volt outlet and a 110-volt outlet, one at each end, for powering various accessories.
They refer to it as "lockable storage" in several places on the website, so the answer is almost certainly yes. The shots we've seen of the UI appear to have one central lock and no separate locks for the tonneau/tailgate/gear tunnel/frunk, so I assume these are all wired in centrally.One thing I have been trying to find.
Do the frunk and gear tunnel lock with the other doors? I would assume so, but I had a coworker ask and I wanted to double check
Totally agree that this would be awesome (and does indeed line up at least enough to give you another foot or so of clearance), but seems unlikely at least for first-gen vehicles - that appears to be a structural part of the unibody:I'm probably missing something obvious but a little passthrough from the bed to the tunnel, potentially even in line with the passthrough to the cabin seems like it would line up at a glance, and allow for long SKInny things
it would be the same as most peoples trunks I throw muddy boots and bags in all the time in and cleans up fine with vacuum and water later.Anyone else concerned about carpet on the gear tunnel wells if you're tossing wet muddy gear in there? Sounds like a recipe for some stank and making it more difficult to clean than a hard interior.