Rivian launches new Standard and Standard+ battery options for R1T and R1S

Rivian has introduced two new battery options for its R1T and R1S models, labeled Standard and Standard+, giving Rivian’s electric vehicles (EVs) a lower entry price point.

The Standard battery pack, now officially available for order, offers a Rivian-estimated 434km (270 miles) of range from a 106-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack. This option is available for customers opting for the dual-motor variants of both the R1T and R1S.

Then there is the Standard+ battery pack, emerging as a middle ground between the existing Standard and Large options, delivering an estimated 507km (315 miles) from a 121 kWh battery pack. This pack is available for both dual-motor and performance variants of the R1T and R1S, offering flexibility for those seeking a balance between range and cost.

The introduction of these new battery packs also comes with new prices. According to Rivian’s online configurator the entry-level R1T Dual Motor Standard starting at C$105,000/US$69,900 and the R1T Dual Standard+ at C$110,000/US$73,000. The R1S models see a similar pricing structure, with the Dual Standard starting at C$112,500/US$74,900 and the Dual Standard+ at C$117,500/US$78,000.

ModelBattery OptionRangePrice in CADPrice in USD
R1T Dual MotorStandard435km (270 miles)C$105,000US$69,900
R1T Dual MotorStandard+507km (315 miles)C$110,000US$73,000
R1S Dual MotorStandard435km (270 miles)C$112,500US$74,900
R1S Dual MotorStandard+507km (315 miles)C$117,500US$78,000

Previously, Rivian’s lineup included the Standard, Large (with a 566km/352mi range), and Max (offering 643-659km/400-410mi) battery packs. The introduction of the Standard+ pack gives customers more range options without needing to opt for the more expensive Large or Max packs.

Perhaps most importantly, these new battery pack options not only lower the entry barrier to owning a Rivian vehicle but also position some configurations below the $80,000 threshold in the US, making them eligible for federal tax incentives under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), offering an additional potential savings of up to $3,750.

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