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Rivian R1T gets a custom pull-out electric kitchen

Custom pull-out electric kitchen revealed for Rivian R1T at the Overland Expo event last weekend in the US.

Electric vehicle start-up, Rivian, which recently received a US$500million investment by Ford has become the first ever electric vehicle maker to showcase a product at the Overland Expo. The camping-oriented show, saw Rivian reveal a custom, pull-out electric kitchen integrated into the R1T and powered by the vehicle’s battery pack.

The slide-out kitchen is hidden in the R1T’s ‘gear tunnel’ and is powered by the vehicle’s 180kWh battery pack.

“We’ve been coming to Overland for a few years now, learning from this community how they use their vehicles,” said Rivian Creative Director Larry Parker. “Much of what we’ve learned from Overland attendees has gone into our product design.”

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Rivian has said it will sell the R1T in Australia but there’s no firm date as to when we can expect to see it Down Under.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.