rivian adds pull-out kitchen option to its electric pickup-truck camper

rivian adds pull-out kitchen option to its electric pickup-truck camper

rivian has released a promotional video of its electric pickup in a camper version. rivian unveiled a ‘camper edition’ in may, which will come with a bunch of camping-related features, including a full on tent on the pickup’s bed and a fully functional kitchen that pulls out of the R1T’s storage space.

images courtesy of rivian



‘powered by the same battery pack that powers the R1T, our camp kitchen is designed to make food prep easy and cooking fun,’ explains rivian. ‘it features a slide-out cabinet with an induction cooktop, built-in sink, dish rack, five-gallon water tank, and storage for all the camp utensils and tools you need to build a proper feast.’



the R1T electric pickup will be available in several configurations. there are a choice of three battery packs – 105 kWh, 130 kWh and 180 kWh. according to rivian this translates to 230+ miles, 300+ miles and 400+ miles on a full charge and an integrated fast charger. for more details on speccs including vehicle-to-vehicle charging see designboom’s previous report.



rivian’s R1T electric pickup hasn’t launched yet but is taking pre-orders. according information released earlier last year, the rivian R1T electric pickup truck will start at $69,000 before incentives in the US, and ship in late 2020.


project info


company: rivian

model: R1T  (camper edition)

price: starting from $69,000

release date: late 2020

  • Great idea. BUT. It means the vehicle is fixed to the spot and would take some time to pack it all away in order to go for a trip. Would you want to go for a hike and leave all of this kit exposed to whoever?
    Toyata had a demountable some years ago that covered all of the hiker/camper needs and was a lot more secure, you could also drive your SUV away after demounting the camping/cooking muodule. So Rivian have simply re-invented the wheel.

    Johnb says:
  • Now the pull out kitchen is a very cool option. But don’t stop with just that option. How about a pull out work bench/tool box, complete with power outlets, work lighting, vise, a place to mount a chop saw or other bench top tool, maybe even a pair of saw horses? Throw on a optional rack on the bed and a guy can haul lumber, pipe, etc. Add a roll up awning on the side of the rack for shade and cover from rain. That would be a sweet work truck/ranch/farm truck.

    Lyric Winn says:
  • Agree with Johnb: tents remain on camping place, truck allows daytrip > 50 km distance. Agree with Lyric Winn: kitchen can be used on any trip, with or without nightstay.

    Gabriël says:

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