Charging the Rivian R1T electric pickup truck

Everything drivers need to know about the Rivian R1T

The Rivian R1T is the world’s first all-electric pickup truck. Rivian Automotive, the innovative American startup, describes the R1T as an adventure vehicle—and for good reasons. The truck comes standard with all-wheel drive and an adjustable air suspension that lifts the body eight to 14 inches over roadway obstacles. R1T drivers can select from eight different driving modes, including Off-Road Rock Crawl and Off-Road Drift.


The R1T uses four independent electric motors—one at each wheel. The combined quadruple output delivers a whopping 835 horsepower and 908 pound-feet of torque. The unique four-motor design also allows the R1T pickup to do an unusual trick called a “Tank Turn.” Motors at the opposing wheels spin in different directions, so the truck rotates in a circle. The more practical use of the unconventional powertrain is rapid acceleration up to 60 miles per hour in about three seconds and a towing capacity of 11,000 pounds.


The R1T starts at $68,145 and jumps to $74,145 for the well-equipped Adventure and Launch edition. An additional $10,000 pays for the biggest battery pack option - the 400-mile, 180 kWh battery pack.

Charging the Rivian R1T

The Rivian R1T comes with a choice of three large battery packs. The smallest battery is 105 kWh and provides about 230 miles of range on a single charge. The 135 kWh increases the range to an expected 300 miles. Lastly, the monster 180 kWh pack offers an impressive 400 miles between charges—although the power drops slightly to 522 horsepower to achieve that distance.


The R1T is heavy, tipping the scales over 7,000 pounds. Yet, despite this heft, the Rivian truck gets an admirable EPA rating of 74 MPGe in the city, 66 MPGe on the highway, and a combined 70 MPGe.


Drivers use the standard J1772 plug for home charging, which provides juice to an onboard charger rated at 11.5 kW. That equates to adding 30 or more miles of range in an hour, although Rivian notes a conservative estimate of 25 miles per hour of charging.


Taking full advantage of the 11.5 kW charger requires a capable 48-amp home EV charger like the JuiceBox® 48. The 48-amp JuiceBox allows drivers to fully charge the 230-mile R1T from empty to full in a nine-hour overnight session. Of course, bigger packs take longer to fill up, but most daily commutes in the U.S. are about 40 miles so the sizable Rivian packs only need topping up on most days. The Rivian app allows you to monitor the R1T pickup’s charging status in real-time.


The Rivian app and dashboard display allow drivers to monitor the R1S’s charging status in real-time. Rivian owners who lack access to a home charging station can utilize a charging network of about 10,000 public Level 2 “Rivian Waypoint” chargers near shops, restaurants, hotels, and parks.

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Rivian R1T charging times & range

Make & model
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox 48
Electric range
2022-Present Rivian R1T Standard Battery
11.5 kW
105 kWh
~2.5 days
9 hours
260 miles
2022-Present Rivian R1T Large Battery
11.5 kW
135 kWh
~3 days
12 hours
328 miles
2022-Present Rivian R1T Max Battery Pack
11.5 kW
180 kWh
~4 days
16 hours
Projected 400 miles+

DC fast charging: CCS Combo

The Rivian R1T's 400-volt system can handle charging speeds of 220 kW with Rivian claiming future updates can increase that rate to 300+. The Enel X Way modular 100-350 kW DC fast charger can deliver the fastest charging speeds for your electric adventure truck, adding 140 miles of range in 20 minutes.

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Rivian R1T home charging stations


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