Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle | Fully Charged

  • Published on Jan 10, 2019
  • Automotive startups always need to be viewed with a little caution, but as Jonny Smith discovers, Rivian have presented a very convincing launch. A large SUV and pick up truck at the LA motor show. Most impressive.
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  • James Barrow
    James Barrow Hour ago

    Well the presenter misspoke when he said they are the only company which builds truck type EV's in North America. VIA Motors in Utah is actually the first manufacturer of full-sized fully electric and hybrid American pickup trucks and vans from the Big 3 automakers used mostly in the commercial market ie; package delivery, utility services, mining, and emergency vehicles. Still it's nice to have another entrant into the full-sized SUV/pickup truck fully electric vehicle market and these Rivian vehicles are really nice. Maybe I can afford a used one in twenty years from now as $70k is out of my grasp. Since I won't be alive in twenty years from now, guess its just a dream.

  • Jared Sherr
    Jared Sherr 2 hours ago

    $70,000 to start... ooof.

  • Mr. RASH
    Mr. RASH 3 hours ago

    Well, I didn't want an EV truck but shut up and take my money.

  • Core Blackburn
    Core Blackburn 6 hours ago

    Wow!!!! I can’t wait to be there, in the future i mean, with all this electric transportation, neuralink, 5G (or else), solar power. Rivian cars are wise choice in the near future.

  • Choa William
    Choa William 7 hours ago

    more room for 8 people

  • Choa William
    Choa William 8 hours ago

    this car is good for camping

  • Pramienjager
    Pramienjager Day ago

    Texas boy through and through but I've never been a truck guy either. I never understood why these guys buy huge pick ups just to park them in the lot at their office. And they are always the slowest and most in the way on any road you get on. Now that doesn't have to be the case. You don't have to be a gas guzzling, smoke blowing, POS who sits in the fast lane in the way of every car on the highway. Now you can have a truck and not be an idiot. You can have a truck that is useful in many way. I love this idea, I loved the concept years ago when I first heard of it, and while I realize this isn't the kind of truck you take to the construction site to haul bricks, it is nice to finally see something new and different that I can look forward to.

  • Nibir
    Nibir 2 days ago

    Rivian: Truck Across the Earth Plane.

  • Mr.Shaez Qasim
    Mr.Shaez Qasim 2 days ago

    He stole the show from you btw 😁 great presentation 👍

  • Sports EA
    Sports EA 2 days ago

    all wait Rivan

  • Joy  Joseph Iyana
    Joy Joseph Iyana 2 days ago

    Wow, a dream car that is coming true. Amazing...

  • M V
    M V 3 days ago

    Range? Did I miss it?

  • Del Schier
    Del Schier 3 days ago

    I would never go off road with a megabuck battery pack ready to be smashed on the bottom. I know someone that had a Tesla 3 for a few months, went into a ditch avoiding a deer and with no visible damage to the exterior had his Tesla totaled.

  • Shaun Gordon
    Shaun Gordon 4 days ago


  • Lucas Boytim
    Lucas Boytim 5 days ago

    most under rated car brand as of now

  • silverback17 S
    silverback17 S 5 days ago

    Andddd I'll still take a Tesla

  • Benjamin Neal
    Benjamin Neal 5 days ago

    pretty soon, if it hasn’t already happened, electric cars will be able to go hundreds of miles more on a charge than the most efficient gas tanks. That’s when companies either adapt or get fucked

  • Steffano Ducati
    Steffano Ducati 5 days ago +1

    These things wouldnt do well here on Canadas west coast . 400M is nothing and workng thru our mountain fsrs long steep inclines those batteries would be drained FAST

  • Ron Skender
    Ron Skender 6 days ago


  • Watchdog1953
    Watchdog1953 6 days ago

    I want one, RHD, into New Zealand soonest please.

  • Robb Marrero
    Robb Marrero 6 days ago +1

    Ford, "the best selling truck" BUT, not the best truck. This here is going to kill Ford.

    • PQTH
      PQTH 6 days ago

      Robb Marrero haha no, no it’s not

  • John
    John 7 days ago

    Over 800 thumbs down? This this rocks and they don't seem to be like that China outsourcing shithead Musk. Musk shut down a supplier outside of St Louis now gets parts from China. Go after him Mister Trump

  • Ken Chow
    Ken Chow 7 days ago

    what an ugly-looking truck

  • Kevin Jenkins
    Kevin Jenkins 7 days ago +1

    Now that is an electric vehicle that's worth having. Didn't see a single thing I disliked. If I had the money I would have one for sure!

  • ananda priyadarshan
    ananda priyadarshan 7 days ago

    This is taking the existing design and improving it in practical ways!

  • Eric Duquesne
    Eric Duquesne 7 days ago

    Brilliant US made engineering! 👏

  • Geofrey K
    Geofrey K 7 days ago

    I love the pickup!!

  • Carlos Flores
    Carlos Flores 8 days ago +5

    70k is not bad at all. Thinking a Rubicon or Land Rover is over 50K. I WANT A RIVI now!

  • Carlos Flores
    Carlos Flores 8 days ago

    I hope Jeep takes note! This could kill their market.

    • Rick & Zack Explore Offroad
      Rick & Zack Explore Offroad 7 days ago

      Most off roaders require a capable off road vehicle with a range better than a few hundred miles.

  • MrMorethanexist
    MrMorethanexist 8 days ago

    WOW --- these are really great!

  • Nirnay Rath
    Nirnay Rath 8 days ago +16

    That might be one of the best-designed cars ever. Lots of practical space, agility, and looks gorgeous.

  • Reinier Rooi
    Reinier Rooi 8 days ago

    AAA take the electrics van, AAA go get ze groceries !

  • Dogsoldier 1950
    Dogsoldier 1950 8 days ago +2

    This is a unibody SUV. Not a truck

  • John R
    John R 8 days ago

    Patriot Campers should get their orders in and turn this into a Rivian SuperTourer with Solar and trailer for extra batteries, this thing would be immense and make millions in Australia

  • John R
    John R 8 days ago +1

    when will the Rivian truck be made available in Australia??? I would love one! :)

  • Daniel Craig
    Daniel Craig 9 days ago

    Leftists twat loves electric 4x4 etc what’s the world coming to next they’ll be telling us the world will end in about two two five years 😂🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

  • Atchi Reddy
    Atchi Reddy 9 days ago

    Sir please develop and construct rivian electric pickup cars manufacturing plant in India. Sir India diesel prices are very high sir.

  • Long Nguyễn
    Long Nguyễn 9 days ago

    I am seeing the future.
    EVs allow car-makers reaching new designs and features.
    The biggest barrier right now is the energy technology. We need smaller size with longer life battery.

  • Grahame Jackson
    Grahame Jackson 9 days ago

    Fantastic vehicle and with a full canopy on the back like most utes in Australia fitted with solar panels on you can charge it in your campsite while having a beer!!

    • Rick & Zack Explore Offroad
      Rick & Zack Explore Offroad 7 days ago

      It would take over 75 250watt panels to charge this in a day. That is over 3000 pounds of extra weight and a full day to set up. You want be "having a beer" you will be busting ass building a huge array.

  • Cole Rees
    Cole Rees 10 days ago

    Why not make it amphibious at this point! If they added that id take out a loan right now

  • Tim Afken
    Tim Afken 10 days ago

    Looks very nice. However im not yet convinced what they are stating....as on owner of an Defender Overland Vehicle... send that one on the full rubicon trail fully charge at see how far that on goes and what left in the battery.

  • amir78694
    amir78694 10 days ago +1

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  • reon barrett
    reon barrett 10 days ago

    crap just crap wast of your money really ? NO WAY

  • andgate2000
    andgate2000 10 days ago

    Apparently it’s got big financial backing too.

  • 2Motion
    2Motion 10 days ago


  • Leo Ix
    Leo Ix 10 days ago

    This is the only SUV I want.

  • Dave Brewer
    Dave Brewer 11 days ago

    Price ?

  • Kantrao Takle
    Kantrao Takle 11 days ago

    Pls launch it in INDIAN

  • Paul Paterson
    Paul Paterson 11 days ago

    What a phenomenal vehicle. Although slightly smaller than the F150 it does have a lot more storage so in fact this makes a lot more sense. The lack of tunnel for the shaft etc all adds up to make this a better truck than the 150.

  • Tea from the Sea
    Tea from the Sea 12 days ago

    So you buy this car to go camping and then you run out of batteries getting to your camp site... so much for the off roading part of your trip lol

  • junocomm
    junocomm 12 days ago +1

    I want this truck. Patience will be a virtue.

  • Brian O'Farrell
    Brian O'Farrell 12 days ago

    Anyone else got Elon musk vibes from this guy ?

  • ThatOneCarGuy 3
    ThatOneCarGuy 3 12 days ago +1

    I didn’t watch the whole entire video, keep that in mind. Would knee to waist deep water drown the motors for each individual wheel. This is a market changing vehicle, but I don’t want to see it go with one fatal flaw... A little bit of water.
    Edit: thank you for reading through my whole comment. In the seconds of typing this, the spokesman had said that the truck is able to withstand a meter within water. I should probably start watching the whole video before question.

  • fluide fluide
    fluide fluide 12 days ago

    Novelty truck styled by a five-year-old.

  • Ett Maaa
    Ett Maaa 12 days ago +1

    first pickup that I would consider to buy

  • ronaldo vasquez
    ronaldo vasquez 12 days ago

    I want the pickup finally!!!!!EV

  • Red Paris
    Red Paris 13 days ago

    Will we actually see this company at dealers or just at shows?

  • Gary Katzenmaier
    Gary Katzenmaier 13 days ago

    they should probably actually make one. The hype is getting old

  • Brian W
    Brian W 14 days ago

    I wish these electric vehicles would stop focusing on speed. I know they’re capable of insanely quick speeds and that’s nice but not needed. There’s speed limits on 90% of roads so it doesn’t do me any good to go 0-60 in 3 seconds. You know what does help? Going further than any gas motor and charging faster than a cell phone. Get to it.

    • sedo
      sedo 9 days ago

      That acceleration is because electric motors have instant torque. EVs are not necessarily faster, just quicker than ICE cars

  • Kenneth Calhoun
    Kenneth Calhoun 14 days ago

    I wish them great luck in the future

  • Enforcer
    Enforcer 14 days ago +1

    BUTT UGLY. Forget 65- 70k, after the over runs and markups, this will be 90K, and will be another Faraday Fart Flop. No Thank you! We don't need no Stinkin trucks running all over our natural resources wrecking our lands and messing up our protected areas. This soon to be novelty will soon be a thing of the past

  • cal88usa
    cal88usa 14 days ago

    I would buy their stocks.

  • Overlanding Action
    Overlanding Action 14 days ago

    Still no real test...

  • Mark7com
    Mark7com 14 days ago +1

    the bad thing about the electric cars is the battery need to replace after expire and it will become a big bomb if the battery explode by car accidents or overheated.

  • Aniket Upadhye
    Aniket Upadhye 14 days ago

    This car want in india.....

  • Ade Rama
    Ade Rama 14 days ago +2

    I will start to save money right now..
    Let's see again thus car 5 years later.
    I will buy it from brand new or second hand.

  • Harold Taylor
    Harold Taylor 14 days ago

    Sounds really good on paper but What's the price on one of these things? Probably starting at $80k. No thanks. I'll stick with my F-150.

    • sedo
      sedo 9 days ago +1

      You may want to factor in cost of ownership over 5 years, EVs require less maintenance and of course you don't buy gas.

    • Paul Paterson
      Paul Paterson 11 days ago

      $65k for the S with discounts and then of course remember... no fuel bill. How much do you chew through in your 150? Can you pull 5 tonne?

  • Sir James1990
    Sir James1990 15 days ago

    Generous bed is not under 5 ft, it's at least 6ft! Great place for the spare! What if you get a flat and you have a heavy load in that stupid thing you call a bed! Have fun getting to the spare. Big panoramic sunroof, forget it, dangerous and not truck like!

    • Jason Clarke
      Jason Clarke 14 days ago

      I work in construction and 95% of the chumps driving big gas guzzling trucks never have anything in the truck bed. Big trucks are just penis extensions for little men with little man complex and we all know it. And you know it too little man

  • Thisisnotmyrealname8
    Thisisnotmyrealname8 15 days ago

    This will bomb.

  • jallow
    jallow 15 days ago

    Before I heard the price my thought were 200.000£

  • Richmond the Goth
    Richmond the Goth 15 days ago

    While I want more EV on the market, we must remember that building and selling cars is hard. Many car companies have come and gone. Hell, the biggest car companies in the US have mostly gone bankrupt at least once each and had to be bailed out by the government. And those are monies we'll never see again as taxpayers or investors. So don't get your hopes up. Over 90% of the new startups in the vehicle market fail... because the vehicle market is flush with competition and the well established companies have the funds to weather the bad sales years.

  • Pieter I. du Plessis
    Pieter I. du Plessis 15 days ago

    Most impressive.

  • Dave
    Dave 15 days ago

    Fossil fuel powered vehicles will be a thing of the past. EV's are the future.

  • Oogorh Uduh
    Oogorh Uduh 15 days ago +4

    I'm gearing up to lay my hands on this beast of a car!

  • Muhammad Isfan Tauhid
    Muhammad Isfan Tauhid 15 days ago +3

    One word

  • Jack Stewartson
    Jack Stewartson 15 days ago

    Love it....

  • Stephen Baxter
    Stephen Baxter 16 days ago

    Impressed :)

  • Carl Bandy
    Carl Bandy 16 days ago

    Awesome. I want one!

  • Christine Copus
    Christine Copus 16 days ago +6

    Range Rover need to update to electric to catch up Range Rover still looks the best.

  • Nishan Darshaka
    Nishan Darshaka 16 days ago +2

    I want to buy one. Come here to SL.

    • Nishan Darshaka
      Nishan Darshaka 13 days ago

      @Mark7com Better things come with a price... why shouldn't I try at least? This one will change the 4*4 for sure. Currently I power my jeep with diesel. Wonder how it feels when it comes to EV.

    • Mark7com
      Mark7com 14 days ago +1

      you sure? he said minimum price is $65,000 US money

    BADSPOCK 16 days ago

    That is beautiful.

  • Driven home
    Driven home 16 days ago +27

    It's a gorgeous 1950/2050 design. love love

  • Hyden 35
    Hyden 35 17 days ago +2

    Ellon musk's voice won't be heard after this Drastic scary Rivian pickup Truck!!!

    • frederik du plessis
      frederik du plessis 15 days ago

      Yeah dudes building civilian space ships I'm sure a pick up has him scared

    • Richmond the Goth
      Richmond the Goth 15 days ago

      How so? This vehicle isn't on the road or in the hands of the consumer. Tesla has a proven track record. So where is the "scary"?

  • Chris Hulbert
    Chris Hulbert 17 days ago +8

    The BEST car vid I have watched for a long time....nice work RIVIAN. Makes sense that AMAZON and FORD are both big investors as FORD need a platform and AMAZON need the money!!

    • frederik du plessis
      frederik du plessis 15 days ago +1

      I met the project manager the other day who was in weybridge for an electric event she explained all of this and left me a big fan having never heard of them, a lot of very talented people working on this and it certainly shows.

  • Bob Outélama
    Bob Outélama 17 days ago +4

    in a way, it's a nice idea. At the other, the car is sauare. You could save tons of energy just by shaping that ting in an eggform.

    • sedo
      sedo 9 days ago

      @Bob Outélama Look at the design language, they refreshingly went far away from the melted bar of soap / egg shape, and I am glad they did. I like the Tesla model S though, can't stand the X.

      Having said that, Rivian did work on the aerodynamics of their vehicles. Watch this short teaser, ru-clip.com/video/AomlZV2AGt4/video.html

    • Bob Outélama
      Bob Outélama 9 days ago

      @Paul Paterson Eggform is a visual help for the reader. There is a lot a car builder could do to design the eggform in a sexy way.

    • Paul Paterson
      Paul Paterson 11 days ago +1

      Absolutely you could, it'd be more aerodynamic and better efficient but who wants to drive an egg? I wouldn't. It doesn't appeal to the need for a macho truck. They have nailed this. love the roof rack being able to clip on to the truck bed too.

  • Joel Ochoa
    Joel Ochoa 17 days ago

    It has a derp face

  • ortiko
    ortiko 17 days ago +1

    Ιf it were not the big speculators of the big oil companies we would have had such technology available to all common people for several years

  • IrelandVonVicious
    IrelandVonVicious 17 days ago

    I find these things to be so ugly.

  • Wonka Chocolates
    Wonka Chocolates 17 days ago

    Does the man in the gray pants wearing them on backwards..??

  • rodeostore
    rodeostore 17 days ago

    But will it haul a 2 horse trailer loaded?

    • 2k3r11s
      2k3r11s 16 days ago

      Towing is discussed in the video. 5000kg (11000 lbs) towing capacity.

  • Jake Stumm
    Jake Stumm 18 days ago +5

    Also another thing I see in these electric cars is a lot more storage and I love it.

  • Jake Stumm
    Jake Stumm 18 days ago

    Anyone else think they should make a electric or at least new outback that’s kinda like this

  • Jan Razil Alolod
    Jan Razil Alolod 18 days ago +2

    If EVs will boom in the Philippines in the next 5 years, I would buy this for my go-to car.

  • Nelson Guzman
    Nelson Guzman 18 days ago

    Do we have enough resources on the planet to make only EV vehicles?

    • Nelson Guzman
      Nelson Guzman 16 days ago +2

      @Zephyr Skies We are in big trouble already. Thank you for the response!

    • Zephyr Skies
      Zephyr Skies 16 days ago

      Might take some time to properly transform industries to make them completely green, or as green as electric vehicles, and even then some things are just finite and will run out. The thing is, we probably won't have enough time to subsidise resources to make the manufacturing processes behind the modern world for anything, much less electric cars, before we're in big, big trouble.

  • ardvark84
    ardvark84 18 days ago +4

    It's brilliant, perfect vehicle. BUT! That suspension doesn't look at all "offroad". Also it's got air struts which is a massive failure waiting to happen. So close...

    • Matthew Calhoun
      Matthew Calhoun 13 days ago +1

      ardvark84 range rover and jeep grand Cherokees utilize air suspension. I think modern air suspension systems can be pretty reliable. They want more of a off-road and on road capability and smoothness. It's not hardcore off-road, but I think it's a good way to go for a vehicle like this. 12-15 in. clearance is amazing

  • Turkey Man
    Turkey Man 18 days ago

    Get rid of the vertical lights!

  • Esteban Henriquez
    Esteban Henriquez 18 days ago

    I cannot wait for Rivian to hit the streets! However, not to be a Debbie Downer, the price tag on these are "up there" and seems rather out of reach for the average American. All I'm saying is, it'd be nice to have decent entry class EV's in the market and no, I'm not settling for the Nissan Leaf or Toyota's Prius. 🤦🏽‍♂️🤣

  • KazzyEss2k9
    KazzyEss2k9 19 days ago

    the exterior design is just plain ugly.

  • Sterling Archer
    Sterling Archer 19 days ago

    That’s cool and all, but where tf is the infrastructure to charge these vehicles? Tesla has an incredible network of superchargers that no other EV has seemed to take advantage of. An electrical vehicle is nothing without being able to charge it when you need juice.

  • FloppyJedi
    FloppyJedi 19 days ago

    As a reporter you should really shut the f up when getting the tour of the car! Love the tour of it but the cutting in is really irritating. If I want to hear something again I just jump back on the bar. That is all.