Here's Why the Rivian is the Future of Pickup Trucks

  • Published: 16 May 2019
  • Here's Why the Rivian is the Future of Pickup Trucks, DIY and truck review with auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. New electric trucks coming 2020 and 2021. Will the Toyota Tacoma and Ford F-150 be replaced by this new kind of truck? Electric vs gasoline engine trucks, which is better? Rivian automotive review. The pros and cons of having an electric truck in the future. Future trucks. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   5 months back

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    • Aye Bee
      Aye Bee  2 months back

      You have exceeded your EV vehicles maximum range. Your batteries are at 10%.
      What do you do? You call for a tow truck and he pulls you for 100 miles. All four wheels on the road. To use hardware on board your vehicle for regenerative charging. The 100 mile tow; allowing you to then drive to a power tap that you pay for, to recharge your batteries fully.

    • Aye Bee
      Aye Bee  2 months back

      @Gerald Davis Hello Gerald. A retired Chrysler engineer peered in on a crew modifying a 4X4 Dodge into a Milspec vehicle. The tires were bullet resistant design. He asked the team to turn the wheels lock to lock, left and right.
      Then he pointed out to the crew of young lads, that the frame itself was bending under the load merely turning on concrete shop floor.
      So a proper electric car should mount all the drive motors inboard and use Cardan type CV axles to each wheel.
      Does that make sense?

    • Aye Bee
      Aye Bee  2 months back

      The year is 2040. Scotty Kilmer's son:
      "Where else are you going to find an electrical technician with 50 years of experience!?!?"

    • Aye Bee
      Aye Bee  2 months back

      God I love you Scotty. Russia lost another 14 of the crew in a submarine due to an onboard electrical fire.
      All the "clever engineering," to prevent H20 in these modern electrical vehicles, will not offset neglect of maintenance. We will still see vehicles attempting to ford three feet of water on a roadway. And dealers fixing stupid at $180 per hour.

    • Aye Bee
      Aye Bee  2 months back

      I have One Major question of America going balz out on Electric vehicles. With 100 degree temperatures in summertime, how the heck are power companies going to keep the electrical grid online? They have issues with substation transformer failures, and that is mainly from HVAC high demand. So for energy self sufficiency, I would have to have the entire roof of my home covered with solar panels to recharge my commuter vehicle to go to work.
      Imagine 1 million vehicles plugging into
      the grid at 6:30pm in one region. The power companies have to catchup to private sector entrepeneurs.
      And I will bet, that China's infrastructure is far better modernized than neglected America's grid.

  • subvet657
    subvet657  2 days back

    they have two issues Scotty. they are expensive and they are ugly.

    • chaotic/Silence
      chaotic/Silence  2 days back

      Keep American companies out of new technology, all they do is inflate the price and make things as cheap as possible.

      • Roger Sheddy
        Roger Sheddy  2 days back

        I look at the body in the bed area of a pickup truck and I see there's a lot of wasted space there.... so perhaps they could put additional battery power unit material or even electronic control boards in those sealed compartments. That would allow more room in the cab area for them to do other things.

        • THANOS
          THANOS  4 days back

          I'll stick with gas and solar.

          • Donald Kline Media
            Donald Kline Media  4 days back

            I lived in Tucson and Phoenix it floods. I'm interested in the Rivian too, I hope it works out for them.

            • Joseph Christopher
              Joseph Christopher  5 days back


              • Adrenaline_seeker
                Adrenaline_seeker  6 days back

                This is the future

                • Jalon Fonseca
                  Jalon Fonseca  6 days back

                  I think they would do well to make an old school compact regular cab EV pickup, maybe even FWD.

                  • A-Borgia
                    A-Borgia  6 days back

                    Never seen that much non-sense in one video.

                    • tSp289
                      tSp289  1 weeks back

                      Shame they're still f*** ugly though.

                      • K I 3 L T
                        K I 3 L T  1 weeks back

                        I don't have a car but I love listening to this guy 😁

                        • cs1992
                          cs1992  1 weeks back

                          Sorry. Until these vehicles can be completely refueled in 5 minutes, they'll continue to be a niche market.

                          • Jalon Fonseca
                            Jalon Fonseca  6 days back

                            Yep, and until they can offer them sub-$30k, I'm out.

                        • Andras Libal
                          Andras Libal  1 weeks back

                          So even Mercedes gave up on electric brakes. Why the hell is then everyone putting in these electric parking brakes. I hate them. What was wrong with the handle and the wire.

                          • John Morrell
                            John Morrell  1 weeks back

                            i love scotty hes cool watch him all the time.

                            • Why Me
                              Why Me  1 weeks back

                              Then I will ask what is the cost to replace the battery pack? And how long does the battery last before I have to replace it like the Prius. To replace the batteries on the prius will cost more then the car is worth. A electric golf cart last for ever in the water so how does that work?

                              • TheToastedChannel
                                TheToastedChannel  1 weeks back

                                Have you seen those videos of Tesla’s driving down flooded streets while other ICE cars are stalled? Don’t think water intrusion is an issue.

                                • D M
                                  D M  1 weeks back

                                  How much is this thing gonna cost? How many miles will you get out of it before the batteries need replaced? I don’t think electric cars will ever really take off until they’re so cheap that regular people car afford to buy them new and throw them away every few years like cell phones

                                  • Gary McIntire
                                    Gary McIntire  1 weeks back

                                    If we all switched to electric vehicles we would need thousands of power plants to supply the energy. And massive land fills for the old batteries. Talking about destroying earth. Just like the mercury light bulbs polluting our oceans.

                                    • marcel J
                                      marcel J  1 weeks back

                                      The future is here and it's ELECTRIC...ONLY 2 MOVING PARTS....simplicity is awesome.

                                      • Nathan Tribble
                                        Nathan Tribble  1 weeks back

                                        It's a good looking truck body, but the lights ruin it

                                        • S Baber
                                          S Baber  2 weeks back

                                          When towing, the range (how many miles before charge) may drop fast.

                                          • bob hope
                                            bob hope  2 weeks back

                                            HA you couldn't be more wrong about Phoenix.

                                            • Lonesome Lenny
                                              Lonesome Lenny  2 weeks back

                                              Never buy version 1.0 of anything 👀

                                              • dick welch
                                                dick welch  2 weeks back

                                                Toys for rich people

                                                • dick welch
                                                  dick welch  2 weeks back

                                                  Too bad it will cost 150000 each. No one can afford them except the wealthy

                                                  • Don Thecheech
                                                    Don Thecheech  2 weeks back

                                                    0 to 60 in 3 fans........ and the next generation 2022 Toyota Tundra just might have some of that new tech incorporated, A hybrid with 500 hp 30 mpg and torque that's competitive with heavy duty 3/4 ton.

                                                    • Garfield Smith
                                                      Garfield Smith  2 weeks back

                                                      What is the estimated range under full load in freezing winter weather at night with all lights on a snowy road?

                                                      • pasquale rella
                                                        pasquale rella  2 weeks back

                                                        What’s the price tags on the trucks

                                                        • Juan Rodriguez
                                                          Juan Rodriguez  2 weeks back

                                                          “ you’re not gonna get stuck in the mud 🐷”😂😂😂

                                                          • Greg Walker
                                                            Greg Walker  2 weeks back

                                                            interesting, but tesla seemed to have lots of promise too. unless you are extremely well heeled and can shrug off disaster, this is a vehicle for government or corporate buyers who can tap the taxpayer or write off problems (tap the taxpayer).

                                                            • stickshiftt
                                                              stickshiftt  2 weeks back

                                                              Rivian will not kill Tesla .... Rivian will help the electric car industry and will hopefully result in an increase of electric batteries thus resulting in less expensive batteries

                                                              • Brent Miller
                                                                Brent Miller  2 weeks back

                                                                An electric car is still going to be charged up by the coal company! Do you might as well say that it's a coal car. And, what comes of the battery material when it's used up? Toxic crap going into our landfills leaching into our water supplies? Sounds like an environmentally friendly vehicle exchanging air pollution for ground and water pollution? Lithium ion batteries?

                                                                • Jeff Mayo
                                                                  Jeff Mayo  2 weeks back

                                                                  How much will spark plugs cost for that thing ? 😁

                                                                  • Tony Jones
                                                                    Tony Jones  2 weeks back

                                                                    Rivian says the R1T pickup truck will start at $69,000 and the Rivian R1S SUV will begin at $72,500. Nowhere near affordable!

                                                                    • ronnie bass
                                                                      ronnie bass  2 weeks back

                                                                      just pray it never breaks down

                                                                      • Stephen Clint
                                                                        Stephen Clint  2 weeks back

                                                                        Great advice Scotty, thanks.

                                                                        • Balirondasavio Anthony
                                                                          Balirondasavio Anthony  2 weeks back

                                                                          so what does Toyota have for us in the electric car technology,...any new models ??

                                                                          • Dwayne Oxford
                                                                            Dwayne Oxford  2 weeks back

                                                                            Think aftermarket jack up kits.

                                                                            • Marvin Montgomery
                                                                              Marvin Montgomery  2 weeks back

                                                                              Rivian is Ford's Fisher body equivalent

                                                                              • Ultimate Warrior
                                                                                Ultimate Warrior  2 weeks back

                                                                                if you can drop a boat off the docks with this im sold

                                                                                • Attila Benoit
                                                                                  Attila Benoit  2 weeks back

                                                                                  They claim waterproofnes up to 1 meter=3.37 feet. Better than most pickups and SUVs I know of.

                                                                                  • D S
                                                                                    D S  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Feels like dmc looks like dmc... and.. how do I fix it... oh

                                                                                    • Chase Dillon
                                                                                      Chase Dillon  3 weeks back

                                                                                      It would be very cool if they had a hybrid model to charge the batteries as you go

                                                                                      • Milosz Ostrow
                                                                                        Milosz Ostrow  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Without a significant upgrade of the electric grid and construction of dozens of nuclear generating facilities in the United States, the Rivian and other electric vehicles don't have much of a future. In California we get brownout and rolling blackout warnings from the utilities whenever there's a heat wave and people switch on their air conditioners. Electric vehicles currently comprise just about 1% of the vehicle fleet. If we don't have enough electricity to go around with so few electric vehicles on the road, how is this supposed to work when the fraction rises to 30% or 40%?

                                                                                        • Knight-Time
                                                                                          Knight-Time  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Just one question... how do i charge out on the ranch... in Wyoming?

                                                                                          • Gary Indiana
                                                                                            Gary Indiana  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Solar panels or wind turbine and powerwall
                                                                                            much easier than having your own oil well and refinery

                                                                                        • GeoFishing
                                                                                          GeoFishing  3 weeks back

                                                                                          I’m on a Scotty Binge! How long do you think it’ll be to buy a used one of these 😆🤔🤪

                                                                                          • ocnier
                                                                                            ocnier  4 weeks back

                                                                                            For every cowboy f150 that is used for hauling and work truck there are 4-7 suburban cowboys f150s that just need a truck for around town meaning just throw some stuff in the bed or go to home depot to get some plywood for "honeydoo" stuff. This is why Rivian will not only succeed but will dominate unless Elon or Ford comes out with competitive alternative. Most Tesla buyers are "car" people not "truck" people. Well guess what as of present the f150, ram, silverado etc outsell the top 10 standard car models by a factor of 3 to 1 combined. There's reason Ford is synonymous with the F150 it's literally the most lucrative automotive platform for the last 50 years. I thank Elon for getting electrics going, but he hit the wrong market IMO in some ways but I can't blame him though. The Model S, X, and 3 compete with luxury like Lexus, Audi, etc..., so the high end was a safe landing spot/play starting out, but the real money is in trucks. Heck, some of the new Ram 1500's are competing withe luxury market right now. It's just crazy. Utility is the most needed across all demographics. Whether it's the construction worker to the soccer mom and the Truck and SUV are UTILITY. Next year is going to be a wild ride.