Rivian patented “removable battery” for your electric pickup R1T, which will help to increase its reserve.
Additional battery R1T will be installed in a pickup truck, in which there are several connections, including built-in cooling circuits.
To see how this will happen can in the schematic of the patent application, which was provided by the company.
In accordance with the images, the battery must be installed in the R1T in the form of a special box on its cargo platform. According to the information in the patent application, the additional battery will be installed with the help of a forklift or winch and ropes, and then will be bolted to the body.
There is no information about battery capacity or cost, but based on the estimated size of the image, its capacity will be about 50-80 kWh, which should significantly increase the power reserve of an electric pickup, which as we know will offer several options for batteries with a capacity of 105/135/180 kWh.