If you’re not aware at this point, we’re here to inform you that actual-world range tests are now popular in the world of EVs. It’s because you can’t depend on the tests of the EPA because the range of electric vehicles is affected by a variety of variables. In this instance it is the Rivian R1T electric vehicle’s tires can make a huge difference.
Car and Driver performed a real-world test of range on the Rivian R1T in the month of November 2021. Car and Driver uses a speed of 75 mph for their highway range test , which can be viewed as being like our range 70-mph range test we conducted at InsideEVs.
Each range test is slightly different, which is why we recommend taking a few different tests to get an picture of the actual performance of your EV. If you take a look at tests conducted under various conditions and situations in relation to weather conditions and the vehicle’s tires, cargo towing and more. You’ll be able to gain a greater understanding of what to be expecting.
Car and Driver shares that it conducted a second test, which was older Rivian R1T real-world test of range and drove a whopping 228 miles, which is an improvement of 60 miles, which is 30 percent more than the previous test. The only major difference between the two tests was the use of electric pickup’s tires.
The publication clarifies that it’s spent a long time studying the dramatic differences that tires make to vehicle’s performance indicators but it was nevertheless awed by the vast differences in performance. It’s the potential for an extra an hour or two of driving time during an excursion.
Car and Driver points out that the second test included an R1T which was just 137 pounds lighter than its earlier version. The second test was carried out in 85-degree temperatures, compared to the first test’s temperature of 57 degrees.