When is a pickup truck not a pickup truck?
Reply: When’s it’s configurable into different non-truck-like kinds, equivalent to a camper.
A patent reveals that the Rivian R1T isn’t meant to be only a pickup truck. In reality, there are numerous configurations that remodel it into greater than only a truck.
Simply the opposite day, we found that Rivian had a patent for an add-on battery pack that may prolong vary. With the auxiliary pack, the vary could be effectively over 400 miles for the top-line R1T.
Now, there’s a brand new patent discovery. This one was dug up by Forbes contributor Sebastian Blanco and it suggests a number of configurations for the electrical truck.
Check out the patent imagery under:
The pictures seem to indicate the Rivian R1T in varied kinds equivalent to a flatbed, camper and different non-descript kinds. Have a learn of the patent summary under:
Programs and strategies for reconfigurable electrical automobiles
Utilization of shared automobiles which can be structurally and reversibly reconfigurable to swimsuit requests for explicit automobile configurations is described. Car use is monitored for plural automobiles shared amongst a number of customers/makes use of. In response to a primary request for a primary explicit configuration of a automobile, a primary automobile is chosen/supplied within the first explicit configuration having a predetermined first characteristic set, the primary characteristic set being routinely set based mostly on the primary automobile being positioned within the first explicit configuration. In response to a second use request for a second explicit configuration of a automobile totally different from the primary explicit configuration, the primary automobile is chosen/supplied within the second explicit configuration having a predetermined second characteristic set, the second characteristic set being routinely set on the first automobile based mostly on the primary automobile being positioned within the second explicit configuration, the primary characteristic set being totally different from the second characteristic set.
You’d count on Rivian to make full use of the R1T skateboard platform and it has with these extra configurations. There’s not phrase but on when or if the electrical truck maker will reveal/provide these explicit variations on the market although.
Seize a have a look at the R1T in our gallery under:
Supply: U.S Patent Workplace by way of Forbes