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Rivian R1T 70-MPH Highway Range Test (135kWh Large Pack Quad-Motor)

Punchline: EPA rating 314 miles, achieved 290 miles
 

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Very encouraging regarding range at interstate cruising speeds - it was better than I expected. As a mechanical engineer long time car enthusiast I believe the Lightning is designed to have impressive real world range when properly driven. I look forward to posting and seeing actual results as we get our Lightning’s - I did get 40.5 mpg on the 2 hour interstate drive home at 9 mph over the limits with my last new car that was EPA rated at 38 MPG highway.
 

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I'm sure the tire variety will certainly come into play with the overall range, but probably not really a dramatic difference, unless 10 miles is a deal-breaker. I'm encouraged, even with the latest 230 mile EPA testing range for the standard battery - I believe I can drive it more effeciently than the testing, which probably is always at max HIGHWAY speeds, and probably with very little efficiency with the 'gas' pedal. As a EV owner for several years, you can certainly go all out full-bore and it'll be fun for many, many miles, or you can decide to lay back and get the most miles for a long trip... it's all good : )
 

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I'm sure the tire variety will certainly come into play with the overall range, but probably not really a dramatic difference, unless 10 miles is a deal-breaker. I'm encouraged, even with the latest 230 mile EPA testing range for the standard battery - I believe I can drive it more effeciently than the testing, which probably is always at max HIGHWAY speeds, and probably with very little efficiency with the 'gas' pedal. As a EV owner for several years, you can certainly go all out full-bore and it'll be fun for many, many miles, or you can decide to lay back and get the most miles for a long trip... it's all good : )
You bring up a good point. As a first-time EVer, I’m probably not going to be efficient for a little while. Knowing me, I’m going to enjoy the acceleration for a little while before I settle in and start driving efficiently.
 

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Around town you don't Care about range at all. Will be full tank next morning. On long trip all it matter you reach next charger with 20% range or 15% range. It takes about a month or two ND you stop calculating efficiency.
 

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the only thing about their tests is I wish he would use CC to get up to speed.
 
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