Rivian battery guarantee beats Tesla, other EVs

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In advance of first deliveries of the Rivian R1T electrical pickup and R1S electrical SUV this summer season, the U.S. electrical truck maker has introduced aspects on its battery warranty. And it surpasses the phrases of the longest Tesla battery warranty.

According to Rivian’s website, the battery guarantee for the R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric powered SUV is 8 decades or 175,000 miles (whichever arrives 1st). That covers all factors of the battery pack and a least 70% of battery ability, the internet site stated.

Rivian battery pack [from video]

Tesla’s longest guarantee is also 8 decades or 150,000 miles, and also covers up to 70% of first battery capacity. Nevertheless, that warranty is only obtainable on the Design S and Model X, with other types obtaining much less mileage. The Design 3 Common Selection warranty only covers 100,000 miles, when the warranty for all other Model 3 variants and the Product Y covers 120,000 miles.

In addition, Rivian is giving a 5-calendar year/60,000-mile new-vehicle guarantee and 8-12 months/175,000-mile drivetrain warranty on each of its vehicles.

Tesla previously available an 8-year drivetrain warranty for the Model S, with endless mileage, but that appears to no longer be the circumstance. A 4-12 months/50,000-mile constrained warranty handles most other parts outside of the battery pack, with a 1-year/10,000-mile extension for applied autos purchased immediately from the company.

Rivian R1S

Rivian R1S

Rivian hasn’t delivered any vehicles to shoppers still, so we really don’t know what it will propose regarding normal upkeep. Tesla originally advisable an yearly provider, but scrapped that plan in 2019.

On the lookout at other EVs, the Nissan Leaf gets an 8-12 months/100,000-mile battery guarantee, 5-yr/60,000-mile powertrain guarantee, and three decades or 36,000 miles of “fundamental protection” for other components. The Volkswagen ID.4 will get the exact same battery-pack guarantee terms as the Leaf, with a 4-12 months/50,000-mile new-auto guarantee.

Rivian’s first two versions are aimed more at Tesla than cost-effective EVs like the ID.4 and Leaf—or as opposed to interior-combustion vans. The R1T starts off at $67,500 and the R1S at $70,000, and each launch with a 135-kilowatt-hour battery pack giving an believed 300 miles of vary.

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