Rivian has revealed eight driving modes of the Rivian R1T electric vehicles technology. The driving mode of the electric pickup rivals the Ford F-150 Lightning and Tesla Cybertruck is revealed in this video.
Interestingly, each mode has different settings for suspension height and hardness, stability control, and regenerative brake strength.
Not only that, Rivian also displays the torque distribution of each driving mode in the video.
How do each Rivian R1T mode work? Starting from Sport, this mode gives the Rivian R1T a lowered and stiffer suspension set.
This stability control is also reduced and the electric motor’s torque is optimized more to the rear wheels so as to provide a fun driving sensation.
Switching to Off-Road Drift, this mode also optimizes more torque to the rear wheels but with a stiff standard suspension set, strong regenerative brakes and disabled stability control.
Off-Road Rally mode also has settings similar to Off-road Drift, but with reduced stability control.
Then there is the All Purpose mode which functions like a normal driving mode with all standard settings, stability control is on, and torque is evenly distributed.
When the Rivian R1T begins to enter off-road terrain, there is an Off-Road Auto mode that provides an elevated suspension set and evenly distributed torque on all wheels.
After that there is the Off-Road Rock Crawl which optimizes torque on the wheels with the highest grip, stiff and high suspension sets, and strong regenerative brakes so that they can pass through rocky terrain.
Now if the driver wants to save electricity, there is a Conserve mode which lowers the suspension height to the lowest level and adjusts the regenerative brake to the highest.
This mode also optimizes torque on the front wheels only so that electricity consumption can be more efficient.
Lastly is the Towing mode which is similar to the All Purpose mode but with a stiffened suspension making it suitable for towing a trailer or caravan.