The Rivian R1T can swim!

Though it has yet to deliver at least one vehicle to the public, the American car manufacturing start-up Rivian is still proving potential customers that its products will be able to stand up in front of the competition. For instance, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe showed off in a recent video posted through Twitter the fording capabilities of the R1T pickup truck by driving through water nearly up to the top of its hood (which should be a depth of more than a meter). The manufacturer announces a 34-degree approach angle, a 29.3-degree departure angle, a 25.7-degree breaker angle, and a maximum of 378 mm of ground clearance for the R1T electric pickup truck. Rivian plans to launch the R1S SUV shortly after the R1T. It will be based on the same skateboard platform as the pickup. R1T and R1S deliveries were originally scheduled for the end of 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic pushed that back to this summer. Rivian then announced another delay, pushing the first R1T deliveries to September 2021.

Photo Twitter via Rivian

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