Everything You Should Know About Standard and Standard+ Battery Packs Options for the R1T and R1S Electric Vehicles

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Rivian, the electric vehicle manufacturer, has unveiled new battery pack options for its R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV, aiming to offer more accessible configurations to customers. With the introduction of the Standard and Standard+ battery packs, Rivian has significantly reduced the entry price point for these models.


The base model R1T now starts at $69,900, while the equivalent R1S is priced at $74,900, thanks to the newly introduced Standard battery pack options. The Standard pack, offering 106 kWh of capacity, is exclusively available with the Dual-Motor AWD setup and provides a range of up to 270 miles.


For those seeking a bit more range, the 121 kWh Standard+ battery pack serves as a middle-ground option between the Standard and Large battery packs. It can be paired with either the Dual-Motor or Performance Dual-Motor drive systems, priced at $73,000 for the R1T and $78,000 for the R1S.


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Opting for the Performance Dual-Motor drive system comes with a price increase, bringing the cost to $78,000 for the R1T and $83,000 for the R1S. However, regardless of the chosen drive system, the Standard+ pack offers an EPA-estimated range of 315 miles for both models.


It's important to note that the new battery packs are not compatible with the Quad-Motor AWD configuration, which is exclusively offered with the Large battery pack.


Buyers of the Rivian R1T and R1S are eligible for the $3,750 EV tax credit incentive, potentially making these vehicles even more appealing in terms of affordability. However, those looking for the ultimate configuration with the Quad-Motor AWD drive system and Max battery pack will have to wait for its availability, as Rivian has postponed its release.


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While the company has not provided a specific timeline for when this combination will be offered, recent sightings of camouflaged R1T trucks suggest that Rivian is actively testing prototypes with this desired configuration. In the meantime, customers can still opt for the Max battery pack, which offers an impressive EPA range of up to 410 miles, albeit at an added cost of $19,100 to the MSRP of certain models.

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