Final yr, Rivian took two early prototypes of the R1T electrical pickup truck to the very backside of South America and launched into an bold journey to Los Angeles.
Quick ahead 12 months and particulars about what the electrical automobile startup was as much as have been introduced. Because it seems, Rivian teamed up with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman for an epic journey dubbed Lengthy Method Up.
If you happen to’re a bike fanatic, you’ll little question be accustomed to McGregor and Boorman’s earlier adventures, Lengthy Method Spherical and Lengthy Method Down the place they launched into cross-continent journeys on BMW bikes. Lengthy Method Up is a bit completely different, because the presenters ditched the BMWs in favor of all-electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire bikes.
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As this video launched by Rivian reveals, the automaker acquired a name final yr to take part within the epic journey. Whereas testing of the R1T was nonetheless in its early levels on the time, they jumped on the chance and used the 13,000 mile (~21,000 km) journey to assist develop their pickup.
Within the clip, Rivian reveals that it constructed out a charging community alongside the journey via South and Central America in order that anybody with a rugged EV can embark on the identical journey.
Lengthy Method Up will premiere on September 18th on Apple TV. As for the Rivian R1T, it was lately confirmed that customer deliveries have been pushed back to June 2021 attributable to delays brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.