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

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  • 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   1 months back

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    • Ethan
      Ethan  1 months back

      @Turbo Diesel I completely understand. I have to be smart with what i got and a car is just a car. Gimmicks aren’t t worth the status. I'll weigh out my options and try to find the right car for me and no one else 👍

    • Amateur inventing
      Amateur inventing  1 months back

      Where you in the Navy? Or aviation. I noticed a hand signal you made?

    • Rosscoeginncoe Lake Havasu & Orange County
      Rosscoeginncoe Lake Havasu & Orange County  1 months back

      Scotty Kilmer
      Scotty you just earned yourself ONE “1” new subscriber just now!
      Look forward to the future watching you’re channel. Thanks and good luck

    • Turbo Diesel
      Turbo Diesel  1 months back

      @Ethan Sorry if I came across a bit harsh. I tend to do that quite a bit. It's just that so many people continually spend way above their means, and then they whine and complain about how hard their life is. It seems that we all want what we can't have. It's a major fatal flaw of all humanity. What a smart person comes to realize, is that you don't always need something fancier, something newer, something "better". Just get what you can afford, and work towards saving for that which you want or need. Putting yourself further in the hole in debt, never gets you ahead, it only makes other people wealthier, while you remain broke.

    • Ethan
      Ethan  1 months back

      @Turbo Diesel Alright sounds great 👍 -from, stupid "broke" person🤗

  • Jay Coxtable
    Jay Coxtable  2 hours back

    Smart

    • Nathanael Szafranski
      Nathanael Szafranski  17 hours back

      They can travel through three feet of water....... then they float. I understand the reluctance to grab the first run, but I want this bad!

      • DK Knight
        DK Knight  2 days back

        Some induction motors can operate submerged but the cooling fan is usually the problem with motors that generally operate mostly in air.

        • rick powell
          rick powell  2 days back

          Are they flood proof or People Boilers.

          • Thomas Bloomer
            Thomas Bloomer  4 days back

            I think it’s time for some new glasses and please hold your hands still. Good info and great personality

            • Maxwell Speedwell
              Maxwell Speedwell  5 days back

              Hey great! Finally, an electric pickup that has enough room for a family. Hopefully it will even come with an 8 foot bed. Even come with an 8' bed.

              Oh great (Grrrrr...) Ford is involved... an electric pickup that will rust. At least it's not an affiliation with GM.

              They came out with the Citation in 1980. I complained (for very good reason). They said, "We don't care."
              I said, "Well then, neither do I."

              Haven't bought a Chevy since.
              Never, NEVER will.

              Too bad Nivian didn't partner with Toyota.

              • Mike
                Mike  7 days back

                Lmao! No it's not the future.

                • Jorge Perez
                  Jorge Perez  1 weeks back

                  Scotty's forehead tho! 🤣

                  • Pierre Cline
                    Pierre Cline  1 weeks back

                    We will be able to sneak up on Bigfoot now LOL.

                    • Winstard Robinson
                      Winstard Robinson  1 weeks back

                      Why not self generating.........or a set up like the trains?

                      • Jacob Wade Thole
                        Jacob Wade Thole  1 weeks back

                        Hey Scotty they say on the site it has up to 14 inches of clearance and can be up to 3ft deep in water

                        • Dr Snooz
                          Dr Snooz  2 weeks back

                          I hate to say it, but RIvian sounds like a big fat establishment circle jerk to me. I'll give it a wide berth.

                          • TD Morgenthaler
                            TD Morgenthaler  2 weeks back

                            At 70'000 Dollars It will bet yet another rich mans toy.

                            • David Well
                              David Well  2 weeks back

                              If they don't over engineer it the new company might work.

                              • Luan Loud Fan
                                Luan Loud Fan  2 weeks back

                                The bottom of the truck will probably be built like a boat.
                                Water proof.

                                • Matt L
                                  Matt L  2 weeks back

                                  If they make fleet version of this truck, they will make billions.

                                  • xamot80
                                    xamot80  2 weeks back

                                    Electric cars will be a rust bucket fad. Hydrogen cars and fuel will take over soon.

                                    • Brotang Youst
                                      Brotang Youst  2 weeks back

                                      The added weight will cause things to fail before water will I think. Big batteries are big weight, combined with the truck frame 4 motors plus any load on the back you must be packing some serious weight!

                                      • Bradley Thomsen
                                        Bradley Thomsen  2 weeks back

                                        How awesome is this channel?!

                                        • beams098
                                          beams098  2 weeks back

                                          I would like to see how these numbers change while under load and in cold/hot climates

                                          • Gregory Berndt
                                            Gregory Berndt  2 weeks back

                                            We’ve been waiting for decades for a real eclectic vehicle.. it’s a tease

                                            • PARTY
                                              PARTY  2 weeks back

                                              I live in Houston too flood waters can easily get up a foot where I live
                                              I need at least 1.5 feet of clearance to feel comfortable
                                              These trucks are expensive !! (Not that I could afford it or anything 😂🥵)

                                              • IntenseNetwork
                                                IntenseNetwork  2 weeks back

                                                One Question, Where is there Supercharger Network? Sure you can use others charging stations but how long does it take to charge if you’re trying to travel across America? It will be niece if they can use Tesla’s supercharger Network and Destination chargers.

                                                • NoMcCoy
                                                  NoMcCoy  2 weeks back

                                                  90% sure they said the car is fully waterproof. Meaning it can go into even deeper water than an gas truck.

                                                  • Ben Lee
                                                    Ben Lee  2 weeks back

                                                    3:50 80% in 15 min? Bruh my phone cant even charge 50% in 20

                                                    • Patrick Mireur
                                                      Patrick Mireur  2 weeks back

                                                      I love this guy! He’s goofy and fun, and has great insight to share. Glad I found this channel.

                                                      • CRAZYCR1T1C
                                                        CRAZYCR1T1C  2 weeks back

                                                        Scotty suddenly endorsed an electric vehicle that isn’t on the market yet?

                                                        Let me check, no. It’s not the first of April. What is going on?

                                                        • CDNUSER
                                                          CDNUSER  2 weeks back

                                                          They were designed to go in 3.5 feet of water and will have the same ground clearance as a F150. The important electronics are in the cabin.
                                                          A Stock F150 can’t go in water over the bumper without a snorkel over 3’ voids the warranty and is considered flood damaged.
                                                          I am not saying i would want to try it in the Rivian but just pointing out that most stock trucks have limitations too.

                                                          Most trucks don’t leave the payment and go less than 100 miles daily. 400 miles of range is plenty. I sleep every day so my truck/car can charge.
                                                          For the times you do go 400+ miles you may have to pee or eat and charging 80% in 15 mins is enough time for a burger and a piss. 😬

                                                          • Blixem
                                                            Blixem  2 weeks back

                                                            remember when trucks were for the working man...not a 40-$70K status symbol?

                                                            • Blixem
                                                              Blixem  2 weeks back

                                                              wow it posted 4 times :P

                                                            • Blixem
                                                              Blixem  2 weeks back

                                                              wow it posted 4 times :P

                                                          • Blixem
                                                            Blixem  2 weeks back

                                                            remember when trucks were for the working man...not a 40-$70K status symbol?

                                                            • TheAfterBurnner Breneman

                                                              I live in Phoenix Arizona and you had better worry about water intrusion.

                                                              • Andrew Nieto
                                                                Andrew Nieto  2 weeks back

                                                                There is no Tesla “killer.” Tesla has no copyrights on their cars, they don’t claim to compete to rule in the electric car Industry. They WANT other car companies to do the same and switch to hybrid/fully electric vehicles

                                                                • Classical Gamer
                                                                  Classical Gamer  2 weeks back

                                                                  scotty the battery alone cost $43,200 @ $240 per kwh
                                                                  and regular household plug discharges 1.62 kw/h ( 13.5 amp @ 120 v)
                                                                  so average home charging takes 111.11 hours (i.e 4.62 days)

                                                                  • Luke Suchy
                                                                    Luke Suchy  2 weeks back

                                                                    @Classical Gamer the wall charger is what you get when you buy an electric car. 15 hours isn't a lot of time and it is almost never at 0 when you need to charge and you never charge it to full. It's a complete non-issue.

                                                                  • Classical Gamer
                                                                    Classical Gamer  2 weeks back

                                                                    @Luke Suchy
                                                                    240*13.5 = 3,240 wh = 3.24 kwh
                                                                    180/3.24 = 55.55 hrs


                                                                    TESLA recommended wall connector
                                                                    can charge the car with 11.52 kw per hour
                                                                    so the rivian truck would need 180/11.52 = 15.625 hrs


                                                                    and note that when you increase charging speed.
                                                                    TESLA superchargers electronically slow the charging speed after 80% and as a matter of fact they just limited charging to 80% at some locations

                                                                  • Luke Suchy
                                                                    Luke Suchy  2 weeks back

                                                                    And that's why you install a 240 volt outlet to charge it overnight

                                                                • Levi Cummins
                                                                  Levi Cummins  3 weeks back

                                                                  It’s ok I’ll just keep my diesel truck cng set up getting 34 miles a gallon pulling 21000 pounds kids now days lol 😂

                                                                  • F.G. Kaye
                                                                    F.G. Kaye  3 weeks back

                                                                    WHAT ABOUT OFF-ROAD GROUND CLEARANCE ?

                                                                  • Steven deLizasoain
                                                                    Steven deLizasoain  3 weeks back

                                                                    The Rivian is designed for 14 inches of ground clearance and they claim it can drive through water that is 3 feet deep. Their wheelbase choice was based on the testbed they used. They have been driving around on their skateboards with F150 bodies on top of them. That gives Ford a platform that already works with their pickup truck body.


                                                                    I have personally seen a Tesla model S drive through deep water without issues. The water was washing over the hood and against the windshield. I do not know if the passenger compartment got any water intrusion.

                                                                    • B !
                                                                      B !  3 weeks back

                                                                      Well they are saying you can waterboard up to 3’ or 1 meter Scotty.

                                                                      • zane’s world
                                                                        zane’s world  3 weeks back

                                                                        Endorse this but not Tesla?

                                                                        • Kevin Fuller
                                                                          Kevin Fuller  3 weeks back

                                                                          400 miles in a lab..... 100 in real life. unless they have come up with some brand new battery tech, this will be a pos

                                                                          • xJPN7x
                                                                            xJPN7x  3 weeks back

                                                                            Cool truck and concept and stuff, BUT... You know it's gonna' be like $120,000...

                                                                            • S. A. Vegas
                                                                              S. A. Vegas  3 weeks back

                                                                              You only support the companies who pay you and I thought your opinion was genuine. What a disappointment. How can you knock Tesla for the ev technology and then endorse this.

                                                                              • PARTY
                                                                                PARTY  2 weeks back

                                                                                S. A. Vegas you got to chill I don’t blame him this a truck impressive truck but he did note time will tell he doesn’t seem sold yet

                                                                            • Augur Cybernaut
                                                                              Augur Cybernaut  3 weeks back

                                                                              Petrol is dead!! long live Rare Earth

                                                                              • zerix01
                                                                                zerix01  3 weeks back

                                                                                Hasn't Tesla always used electronic breaking in their car at least since the Model S? I haven't heard any issues about those from getting wet.

                                                                                • CrustyHO
                                                                                  CrustyHO  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Watch your face scotty, I see some poison sumac behind ya. Unless you're like me where you've got it so many times you're halfway immune to it.

                                                                                  • Broadsidejohn
                                                                                    Broadsidejohn  3 weeks back

                                                                                    These batteries are susceptible to heat.
                                                                                    A friend parked his Toyota hybrid Highlander in his driveway, went away for vacation for 2 weeks, the battery bank died in a heatwave. The car had a special grid underneath to dissipate heat.

                                                                                    • Luke Suchy
                                                                                      Luke Suchy  2 weeks back

                                                                                      That's why the need electronic temperature regulation and so far I believe only Tesla's have that, and I'm assuming Rivian will also.

                                                                                  • Geo HTX
                                                                                    Geo HTX  3 weeks back

                                                                                    What part of Houston you from Scotty?

                                                                                    • Mike B
                                                                                      Mike B  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Fording depth is 1m and is limited only by the buoyancy of the truck. If the truck is loaded up it will be less buoyant and will be able to ford deeper water. All the electronics in electric vehicles are sealed and waterproof. They're built to withstand water. And they can go deeper into water than piston trucks because they don't need to consume air to run. Plenty of submarines run on battery power. It's not magic and keeping water out isn't that hard.