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When the Rivian R1T was first revealed it was said that it would come with a whopping 10,325 lb-ft torque. Now that would be some groundbreaking stuff but as we've seen from the electric Hummer, those torque numbers can be fudged a little bit.

When calculated in the more conventional way, the quad-motor R1T should produce 829 lb-ft of torque which is still a scary amount of power, especially when you consider that a 2020 F-150 produces 510 lb-ft of torque with the High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost V6

Personally I plan on testing the R1T's power off-road and in a straight line. But is anyone planning on using it as a work truck?
 

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Uhhhhh. You are forgetting the ICE's transmission, which in first gear is usually around 2.5:1 and the torque converter, which is usually between 2.25:1 and 1.8:1. In trucks, usually the former. And the differential, usually around 3.5:1

So that's 510lb-ft * 2.5 * 2.25 * 3.5 which is roughly 10,000 lb-ft at the wheel. Also, that's an F-150, a $25,000 truck. Compared to a RAM 3500 with a 6.7l cummins, still only costing $50,000, you are looking at 1075*3.74*2.25*4.1=37,000 lb-ft (numbers taken from Ram Trucks | Build & Price Yours Today and Cummins respectively.)

10,300 lb-ft are rookie numbers and at $72,000, you better buy it for other reasons.
 

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Uhhhhh. You are forgetting the ICE's transmission, which in first gear is usually around 2.5:1 and the torque converter, which is usually between 2.25:1 and 1.8:1. In trucks, usually the former. And the differential, usually around 3.5:1

So that's 510lb-ft * 2.5 * 2.25 * 3.5 which is roughly 10,000 lb-ft at the wheel. Also, that's an F-150, a $25,000 truck. Compared to a RAM 3500 with a 6.7l cummins, still only costing $50,000, you are looking at 1075*3.74*2.25*4.1=37,000 lb-ft (numbers taken from Ram Trucks | Build & Price Yours Today and Cummins respectively.)

10,300 lb-ft are rookie numbers and at $72,000, you better buy it for other reasons.
Welcome @CoreyM! Yeah there's not comparison to the likes of a Cummins Ram. Which Rivian are you planning on getting?
 

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Uhhhhh. You are forgetting the ICE's transmission, which in first gear is usually around 2.5:1 and the torque converter, which is usually between 2.25:1 and 1.8:1. In trucks, usually the former. And the differential, usually around 3.5:1

So that's 510lb-ft * 2.5 * 2.25 * 3.5 which is roughly 10,000 lb-ft at the wheel. Also, that's an F-150, a $25,000 truck. Compared to a RAM 3500 with a 6.7l cummins, still only costing $50,000, you are looking at 1075*3.74*2.25*4.1=37,000 lb-ft (numbers taken from Ram Trucks | Build & Price Yours Today and Cummins respectively.)

10,300 lb-ft are rookie numbers and at $72,000, you better buy it for other reasons.
You seem to be confusing MAX torque figures and implying that makes them the same. EVs makes their torque instantly, and fully from 0 rpm.
 
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