Rivian R2: Less Expensive and with Greater Clearance and Range Than Tesla Model Y

Based on data mining from the Rivian website, the next Rivian R2 SUV is expected to retail for $47,500 and have a battery that can run approximately 330 miles between charges.

The R2 will have a maximum ground clearance of 9.8 inches, which makes it more off-road capable than the Tesla Model Y, which has 6.6 inches, according to the source code.

Rivian R2 versus Model Y scope and cost

The sole Tesla model that is comparable to the Rivian R2 is the Model Y Long Range, which costs $48,990 at the point of sale before federal tax credits and any further subsidies or incentives.

In addition to being more affordable than the Model Y at that time—330 miles as opposed to 310 miles for the Model Y LR—the Rivian R2 will also have a NACS port for quicker supercharging.

However, it is unclear if the Rivian R2 will be eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit at the time of purchase, which might work in Tesla’s advantage.

Rivian R2 specifications

Regarding the remaining Rivian R2 specifications, like dimensions, clearance, tyre size, or approach angles, the following figures were discovered in the since-patched website source code:

  • Beginning at $47,500
  • Maximum range: 330 miles
  • 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 3 seconds
  • Five seats
  • Measurements: 185.6 in.
  • 75 in. in width; 84.4 in. in width with mirrors
  • Height: Maximum 66.9 
  • in. 9.8 in. of ground clearance
  • Wheelbase: 15.6 inches
  • Diameter of Wheel and Tyre: 32
  • Approach Angle: 25°
  • Departure Angle: 27°

The CEO, RJ Scaringe, will take the stage to introduce the company’s first midrange SUV, which is intended to directly compete with the Tesla Model Y, on March 7, as Rivian has already revealed.

Elon Musk believes that if Rivian keeps losing money at this rate, the company would go bankrupt in a few quarters, while Rivian’s CEO is optimistic that the mass market R2 will help the company turn its finances around.

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