A few weeks in the past, somebody posted a video on YouTube of a Rivian RT1 launching a ship in Bear Lake, Idaho. Some supposed the entire thing was staged. Whether or not legit or not, although, the RT1 actually did a nice job driving by means of the water and pulling a ship together with it.
I believed it may be helpful to jot down about this video if for no different motive than to reply the query many new potential consumers surprise and maybe ask — “Can an EV drive in water?” Alas, nobody felt compelled to jot down an article concerning the quick video.
Whether or not that is a part of an ongoing marketing campaign to indicate that an RT1 can drive in water, or the video above was used as inspiration for the tweet beneath, or we’re simply speaking coincidences right here, Rivian itself did take to Twitter yesterday to indicate some hardcore RT1 testing in simulated flood waters. Take a look:
Placing in a bit of work on the lap pool. 🏊🏼♀️🏊🏻
Driving video was filmed with skilled drivers on a closed course designed for testing functions. Be accountable. Drive safely. pic.twitter.com/gpcdjIAnIU
— Rivian (@Rivian) August 29, 2022
So, yeah, the Rivian RT1 drives nice in water and may even pull one other truck or trailer behind it whereas going by means of the water. It’s a sensible, outdoorsy, rugged, sturdy, effectively constructed truck. And I imagine all of that!
What are your ideas on these Rivian electrical vehicles treading water?
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