Tesla Cybertruck vs Rivian R1T: Which one should you pick?
Tesla is already ruling the industry with its electric passenger vehicle lineup and recently they also teased us with their uniquely designed cybertruck. With this new entry, Tesla will now enter the already blooming electric truck market. But wait? there is another newcomer and a prominent competitor in the market ‘Rivian’.
While Tesla already has a huge fanbase, relatively younger company Rivian has entered the segment first with its solidly built R1T electric truck. Both of these companies have different value propositions with their offerings, it will be very interesting to see how Rivian will make its mark in the territory of Tesla.
Let’s find out what each of these companies has in their pocket
Tesla CyberTruck vs Rivian R1T
|Comparison||Tesla Cybertruck||Rivian R1T|
|Power||800 hp (est.)||835 hp (623 kW)|
|Torque||1000 Nm (est.)||1231 Nm|
|Motor||IPM-SynRM||AC permanent magnet|
|Range||400-800 km||505-650 km|
|Weight||2500-3000 kg||3870 kg|
|Dimensions (meters)||5.88L x 2.02W x 1.90H||5.51L x 2.08W x 1.99H|
|Charging||250 kW||225 kW|
|Load Capacity||1500 + kg||770 kg|
|0-60 mph||2.9 -6.5 sec||3.0 sec|
|Top Speed||110 mph||110 mph|
|Autonomous||Level 2+||Level 2|
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
No Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
|Price||$39,900 – $69,900 approx||$68,575 – $85,000|
|Release Date||by 2023||September 2021|
Motor and Power
Tesla Cybertruck will come with multiple drive train options Single motor RWD, Dual motor AWD, Tri-Motor AWD and Quad Motor AWD. All these models will have different power-torque figures. Tesla will be using an Internal permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor, which is also used in its other EV models.
Rivian R1T uses an AC permanent magnet motor for all of its variants. All-wheel drive is used across configurations with 4 motors which power each wheel. A dual-motor version will soon be introduced which will generate approximately 600 horsepower.
Charging and Range
Tesla cybertruck will come with DC 250kW charging support with an estimated range from 400-800 km depending on the configuration. Tesla also indicated that the cybertruck might have a solar roof option which again adds another 25 km per day.
Rivian R1T comes with a massive 128.9 kWh battery pack, with an estimated range of up to 650 km. It will support DC fast charging upto 225kW and AC charging of 1.44kW at 120V and 11.53kW at 240V.
Interior and Comfort
While Tesla will again go for the minimalistic design with yoke-shaped steering wheel. There would be six-seat arrangement in two rows with a big centre touchscreen.
Rivian has opted for a more conventional design, with two seats in the front and three in the rear. There are two screens, one in the centre and one ahead of the driver.
Which one should you go for?
Both of these electric trucks give different vibes from the inside as well as from the outside, Tesla looks more futuristic while Rivian looks more elegant and composed. R1T should be your choice if you are looking for more practical and conventional looking electric truck which is loaded with features. On the other hand, cybertruck’s tri-motor version sounds super strong on paper. If you want sheer power from your truck then you should probably wait for this version.
The electric truck market in itself will be flooded with more variants by other OEMs soon, there are other options to consider right now from Ford’s F150 lightning to GMC’s electric hummer. Moving from ICE to Electric is only a matter of time.
You can also check out our other post on some interesting electric concepts here: www.wheelsonroll.com/category/electric-vehicles/electric-concepts-electric-vehicles/