As expectations for Rivian’s (RIVN) next-generation electrical automobile develop, a brand new patent submitting might give us an concept of what to anticipate. The patent is for a car headlight, however the photographs present what could possibly be our first have a look at the brand new Rivian R2 EV.
The Rivian patent might give us our first have a look at the brand new R2 EV
Rivian has filed a patent with the USPTO for a ‘Departure Lighting’ system that can be utilized to light up the highway forward.
The patent describes a roof-mounted gentle that could possibly be helpful throughout off-road journeys or in low-light circumstances. In some conditions the sunshine activates mechanically because of the orientation of the car.
Rivian’s patented lighting system features a lamp, a crossbar with lightning and a controller to find out the orientation of the EV. Relying on the place you’re (akin to down a slope), the crossbar generates the primary beam of sunshine, whereas the departure gentle offers a second supply of sunshine.
As quickly because the car is flat once more, the sunshine turns off mechanically. Rivian has cleverly inbuilt a management that ensures that the departure gentle doesn’t come on in sure conditions.
If you happen to have a look at the patent photographs, you possibly can clearly see that the truck resembles Rivian’s R1T. However the SUV has a distinct design than the R1S. You may see a lot smaller headlights and a extra compact design than the R1S.
The picture seems just like what Rivian has teased up to now as a extra compact model of the R1S. It nonetheless has the traditional river design, simply in a smaller kind.
What we all know up to now about Rivian’s R2
Rivian’s upcoming R2 will assist the model develop with decrease beginning costs. In response to Rivian, the subsequent technology R2 will begin at round $40,000 to $50,000. That is virtually half of the present ~$80K for an R1T or R1S.
CEO RJ Scaringe mentioned the brand new R2 shall be Rivian’s “Tesla Mannequin 3 second.” Requested if it could be related, Scaringe mentioned: “Strategically, it’s totally related.”
The brand new EV will convey collectively the ‘essence of the model’ in a extra compact, inexpensive bundle. It’s anticipated to be a mid-size electrical SUV.
Rivian’s R2 shall be constructed at its second EV manufacturing unit in Georgia. Rivian is anticipated to carry a groundbreaking ceremony early this yr when development begins.
It’s anticipated to be unveiled on March 7 at its new Laguna Seashore flagship, in keeping with a latest submitting with a doc titled “RIVIAN R2 Launch.” Verify again for the newest on Rivian’s extra inexpensive R2.
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