Rivian has made its greatest battery, a 180-kwh unit dubbed the Max Pack, accessible on its R1S SUV for the primary time.
Beforehand restricted to the R1T pickup truck, the Max Pack battery can now be ordered on the R1S for fall supply.
Like on the R1T, the Max Pack on the R1S can solely be configured with a Twin-Motor powertrain. The R1S has an accessible Quad-Motor powertrain, although this feature is obtainable solely with a 135-kwh Giant Pack battery.
Rivian has stated that it plans to make the Max Pack accessible with an enhanced Quad-Motor powertrain at a later date, although thus far solely the R1T with this configuration has been talked about.
The corporate stated it is going to present an replace on how clients with an R1S preorder can replace it to the Max Pack. It hasn’t stated how a lot the Max Pack for the R1S prices however the firm stated clients ordering this battery possibility can anticipate as much as 390 miles of vary within the R1S or 400 miles within the R1T.
The claimed vary of the R1S with the Giant Pack is 340 miles (350 miles for R1T), and with a 105-kwh Commonplace Pack is 260 miles (270 miles for R1T).
Rivian can be making ready a efficiency improve for the Twin-Motor powertrain in each the R1S and R1T. A software program tweak is predicted to spice up output to round 700 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque, in comparison with the present rankings of 600 hp and 600 lb-ft. The efficiency improve will drop the 0-60 mph time of Twin-Motor fashions from 4.5 seconds to three.5 seconds, Rivian stated.
In an investor replace on Tuesday, Rivian stated it managed to construct 24,337 autos in 2022, which was the automaker’s first full 12 months of manufacturing, but in addition a 12 months beset by provide chain points. Rivian stated these points will persist properly into 2023, however that it expects to greater than double manufacturing to 50,000 models for the 12 months.