Rivian R1T Electric Camper Truck Walk Around: Overland Expo

  • Published on May 18, 2019
  • Full story here: www.motor1.com/news/350210/rivian-r1t-electric-camper-overland-expo/
    Overland Expo West is happening right now in Flagstaff, Arizona, and EV automaker Rivian is there with its forthcoming R1T pickup truck. Being a show dedicated to off-road explorers and adventure campers, Rivian decided to dress up its model with some gear that overlanding aficionados might appreciate. In the process, Rivian gains the distinction of having the first electric vehicle ever on display at the 10-year-old event.
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Comments • 572

  • Gibbet Hoskins
    Gibbet Hoskins 27 days ago

    Please change those front headlights

  • Brian Hallmond
    Brian Hallmond Month ago

    I can't believe it's not solar powered. I reckon that's gotta be the first thing most people think of when seeing this. So why not?

  • PyroRob69
    PyroRob69 Month ago

    So instead of carrying a gallon gas can, do you carry a 5KW generator in case you run out of juice?

  • md mooin
    md mooin Month ago

    But still iam gonna purchase tesla car cause they are the one who started ev car concept

  • vikas yadav
    vikas yadav Month ago

    Make in india

  • anwesh peddineni
    anwesh peddineni Month ago

    What we really need to do is reducing our energy consumption consciously by 80% or more of what it is now, technologies can not solve our unconscious energy consumption problem we have to fix it ourselves.
    The problem we have got is very human problem, it's not a technology problem. Technology is secondary here.

  • Snarf Er
    Snarf Er 2 months ago

    This is a bad mamajama...very exciting!

  • Shankar Subramanian
    Shankar Subramanian 2 months ago

    Ford interest in Riviian is a game changer.

  • Sed Muy
    Sed Muy 2 months ago +1

    Very impressive: Kitchen in storage tunnel!
    Can cook next to Electric car? Oh yeah: no flammable petrol, no fire risk!

  • philip fitzsimmons
    philip fitzsimmons 2 months ago

    Needs a bullbar and a canopy with roof top tent

  • tubetardism 20/20
    tubetardism 20/20 2 months ago +1

    I love that this guy can’t seem to open or close anything without it frustrating his abilities 😂🤣

  • Glen Warnes
    Glen Warnes 2 months ago +1

    As a Tesla shareholders, I'm green with envy. As an outdoor enthusiast...I'm ready to buy!

  • totaleXess
    totaleXess 3 months ago

    This cannot come out fast enough

  • Walrus Guy
    Walrus Guy 3 months ago +2

    I look forward to a day where I can drive my all terrain electric vehicle endlessly from water source to water source, recharged by solar energy...like the nomad I yearn to be

  • jovaniohk ditori
    jovaniohk ditori 3 months ago

    Should also introduce an electric trailer, it's probably already a thing but would be good to have a camper trailer that has extra batteries on board.

  • MrPCT007
    MrPCT007 3 months ago

    Portable solar panel integration would be sweet.

  • KandI Megahan
    KandI Megahan 3 months ago

    I would suggest adding some lightweight (possible?), stowable solar panels for when you're sitting on a sunny day, to partly, or fully, replenish the battery. Is that possible?

  • G Forcke
    G Forcke 3 months ago

    Best wishes to Rivian for great success

  • RAX
    RAX 3 months ago

    They will probably be bought out ......Ford?? On board diesel generator to charge for full independence would be nice.

  • GlamlifeLeesh h
    GlamlifeLeesh h 4 months ago

    Blah blah ..if it’s not for sale it’s just silly talk

  • Hunt's Gaming
    Hunt's Gaming 4 months ago

    I'd love to see the kitchen in maybe a spec pact thack comes with a camper shell or something like that.

  • From Dusk To Dawn
    From Dusk To Dawn 4 months ago

    Theoretically, shouldn't electric vehicles be easier to maintain?

  • Hernan BTC
    Hernan BTC 4 months ago

    Dream car

  • totszwai
    totszwai 4 months ago

    Go to the wild, use the electric stove, then stay stranded there in the wilderness because you have no battery to go home LOL. Gas stove would be cool though.

  • Lunamaria
    Lunamaria 4 months ago

    As a millennial just getting into my second year of expeditionary overlanding, I absolutely wish this had better range, because it would be absolutely perfect

  • Driven home
    Driven home 4 months ago

    Oh wow... I am gonna burn my comBUSTion and jump into a Rivian.

  • Driven home
    Driven home 4 months ago

    I want the front to be a hot/cold tub. With a drain and filter.. Can fill at a camp site.
    Party on...

  • IgloooNOR
    IgloooNOR 4 months ago

    Release it allready. I want this for my hunter truck.

  • mastercheif1989
    mastercheif1989 4 months ago

    Will it charge my wife's vibrator and vacuum cleaner?

  • Stellarspace
    Stellarspace 4 months ago

    When are they going to start manufacturing the vehicle?

  • Jesse Coffman
    Jesse Coffman 4 months ago

    It would be cool if they added the ability to put out solar panels to get some kind of charge, when you're not driving.

  • shenlun
    shenlun 4 months ago

    take my money

  • Awesome Dave
    Awesome Dave 5 months ago

    Blocking the back door is not good design....fold out in the opposite direction then your problem is solved. Someone pay me please, I can do double good!

  • WaterDrive1
    WaterDrive1 5 months ago

    Electric tent?

  • Wheel of Life
    Wheel of Life 5 months ago

    I am gonna disappointed I haven't seen a long box version yet. Hope they come out with one on the release date. Short boxes are practically useless unless your just lugging around little things.

  • shadowdance4666
    shadowdance4666 5 months ago

    A cooler and cooking equipment should be a given and it should not cost much extra like under $500

  • previouslyachimp
    previouslyachimp 5 months ago

    I think this could be my new house! :)

  • scotttwood
    scotttwood 5 months ago

    It would be cool if Rivian custom designed a utility trailer with an integrated solar roof to help offset some of the extra juice it would take to tow with the Rivian. Every little bit helps on longer trips.

  • United Security Squad
    United Security Squad 5 months ago

    I can see Eddie Bauer and Orvis Editions.

  • James Long
    James Long 5 months ago


  • James Wesley
    James Wesley 5 months ago +1

    Tesla is way better oh yeah and they have a truck 😋

  • Louise Heiwood
    Louise Heiwood 5 months ago

    put a fold-out solar setup inside the gear tunnel, one that can expand to accommodate enough power to charge the Rivian from empty to full in a day of good sunlight, or at least power a lot of peripherals while slow charging the battery
    I would live out of this thing if they had that

    • 2A556FMJ
      2A556FMJ 5 months ago

      Louise Heiwood you’d need roughly a basketball court worth of panels to do that

  • Off-Road Recon
    Off-Road Recon 5 months ago +1

    Who thinks this is the future of over-landing?

  • Michael Couch
    Michael Couch 5 months ago

    As a former owner of a 6.2L Raptor, I Can't Wait! Please, yes, do it all!

  • greenbluepurple000
    greenbluepurple000 5 months ago +1

    This is so exciting. I’m glad Tesla will have competition. I still want the model Y for my family, but this looks awesome.

    • GlamlifeLeesh h
      GlamlifeLeesh h 4 months ago

      greenbluepurple000 it’s only competition if it’s for sale.. until then it’s blah blah blah talk

  • john cramer
    john cramer 5 months ago

    if you need a kitchen, stay home

  • inkooh8
    inkooh8 5 months ago

    Gear tunnel kitchen was great. I would have a telescoping leg on the end to help carry weight. People are going to lean on and fall into that. Would also be cool if it could be extended from either side.

  • Bill Smith
    Bill Smith 5 months ago

    Another suggestion. A camper shell that will have a slim area that goes over the cab. Then when you get to the campsite, it will raise up another 4 ft and you have a sleeping area there. Plus have the top with solar cells. When I mean thin, just like a modern VW T6 California that you see all over Europe.

  • Bill Smith
    Bill Smith 5 months ago

    I hope that the truck will be able to charge off of a typical campground plug. Either just the regular old 15A 110V or a 30A 220V that are all over campsites. I figure that they will but there will be plenty that camp in places like the NE US where we drive 200 miles to a campsite and will be there for 5 nights. Having something to keep it up and give a bit of extra to get back home would be nice. In the end of a camping trip, you want to just get in and drive home.

  • Jo Hannes
    Jo Hannes 5 months ago

    All this awesomeness but no PV solar system? Almost the perfect truck.

  • Art Key
    Art Key 5 months ago

    A solar panel tray top and you’re sorted for camping, should generate at least 2kws.

  • Chandler Wheat
    Chandler Wheat 5 months ago

    Can it go through flood water on roadway ( notice the Midwest flooding)

  • John
    John 5 months ago

    Good luck taking your electric trucks in weather below 0 where you lose 60% of your range lol. Electric is not ready for the real world. Ironic that the snowflakes want electric but they're garbage in the snow.

  • {Forbidden Knowledge}
    {Forbidden Knowledge} 5 months ago

    I want an EV 4 doors pickup not for camp, but for work.

  • Tu Tr
    Tu Tr 5 months ago

    Sorry, weak ass truck wannabe. Talk all about camping but no solar power to charge it. If your batteries are low and in middle of nowhere to camp you aint gonna find yourself a charging station. My people buy extra gas tank or diesel and fill it in. Bad engineering. Headlights look hideous......

  • Philip Lawler
    Philip Lawler 5 months ago

    Electric doesn't mean 0 emissions... but.... it's a cool car.

  • ClayElectricCoop
    ClayElectricCoop 5 months ago

    At $65K+ I'll never own one.

  • Jonathan S. Walker
    Jonathan S. Walker 5 months ago

    I love this truck, I would love it even more with options to create a charge without an outlet or station. Solar panels, perhaps on a tonneau cover or bed cap, even a trailer could have solar panels and some regenerative capabilities.

  • PreGame
    PreGame 5 months ago

    You need a k30 chevy crewcab 1980 .with Wood Gas 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 but city folks like lamps and smartphones cars 😆 waste of machine plastic crap

  • PreGame
    PreGame 5 months ago

    Emp it 😆