At the heart of every Rivian is our flexible Skateboard platform. It houses our quad-motors, independent air suspension, intelligent battery management system, hydraulic roll control system and thermal systems. All below the height of the wheels. This thin, compact design — with its symmetrical layout and ultra-low center of gravity — opens a world of possibilities. Remarkable power. Superior handling. Impressive wheel articulation. And extra storage space where an internal combustion engine and drivetrain would typically sit.
The Rivian electric drive delivers instant power and torque exactly where it’s needed through four independent motors — with up to 200 hp available at each wheel. This precise torque control enables active torque vectoring and maximized performance in every situation, from high-speed cornering to low-speed rock crawling.
Our advanced independent air suspension system features the widest range of ground clearance of any production vehicle. It’s designed to maximize aerodynamics on the highway, lowering down to eight inches off the ground, and elevating up to 14 inches for off-roading or fording rivers.
Our hydraulic system offers excellent control of wheel and body motion — both on the track and the trail. This suspension system also incorporates adaptive damping control, which dynamically adjusts damping at each wheel within a fraction of a second, optimizing traction wherever you go.
With up to 180 kWh, we’ve not only developed one of the world’s largest automotive battery packs, we’ve also built it to be highly durable. Our protective underbody incorporates proprietary shielding to give you the confidence to go further regardless of terrain. To optimize cell performance and extend the life of your battery, our intelligent BMS sends and receives data in real time, continuously learning how you drive and charge.
Level 3 autonomy will be available on every Rivian vehicle. By allowing you to take your hands off the wheel and your eyes off the road, you’ll get to see more of the world as you cruise through it.
Our redundant sensor suite features lidar, radar, cameras and ultrasonic sensors, providing multiple perception modalities.
Ultrasonic Sensors & GPS
Our cloud-based architecture, with its Ethernet backbone for enhanced security, keeps adventure top-of-mind. We’ll help you discover hidden trailheads, scenic byways and other can’t-miss attractions — all while monitoring the performance, efficiency and safety of the vehicle.