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Rivian's 750-hp electric camping pickup drives, cooks and lives on pure battery power


The idea of overlanding in an electric vehicle, meandering miles and miles off the electrical grid for days on end, has so far been largely unfathomable, a bit terrifying, even. But we've seen that it's not impossible, and now electric truck startup Rivian is hoping to make it more mainstream. Less than a year after turning heads with an LA Auto Show double debut, it made the trip to Overland Expo West to show how electric power can be a boon rather than bane for overland travel. Its all-electric pickup camper offers an estimated 400 miles (644 km) of range, a roof-top tent and an electric kitchen.

Preparing some food and beverage on the Rivian R1T overland pickup

The kitchen includes a storage drawer with dish ware/utensil organizer

The small slide-out worktop on the left side holds an electric kettle

Rivian designed the custom kitchen to fit neatly inside the R1T's rear storage tunnel

Rivian has been hinting at the R1T's overlanding chops ever since it showed a picture of the model with a roof-top tent during last year's debut. Now it's taking things a step further, bolting a Tepui roof-top tent over the bed and adding a slide-out kitchen.

Rivian will launch the R1T in late 2020

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