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With its 4 electric motors Rivian claims the R1T has a towing capacity upwards of 11,000lbs. Despite being closer in size to a Ford Ranger or Tacoma, this figure is quite comparable to that of the larger Ford F150. The main concern here is what kind of impact this will have on overall range, especially under a full load. Similar to the results we see on the Model X, its fair to say that range will be cut in at least half.
 

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Long distance towing is not something that anyone should really attempt, unless you have a string of charging stations along your trip. A good solution to this issue would be for Rivian to develop their own specialized trailer that has an additional battery pack that can provide some added juice.
 

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While we still have to wait and see about the R1T's towing capacity, towing with an EV can be very tricky.

Audi towed a 4,000 trailer with an e-tron and it averaged a high 769 watt-hours per mile (Wh/mi), which would make for a low driving range of around 105 miles. Hopefully Rivian has something in place to prevent their range from drastically dropping when towing.

 
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