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Here's the Rivian R1T electric pickup truck in action off-road

From easy dirt roads to dunes and rocky hills, Rivian's new electric truck handles it all.

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Emme Hall

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1 of 29 Currie Media House/Rebelle Rally

The R1T is the hotly anticipated electric pickup truck from start-up manufacturer Rivian.

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2 of 29 Richard Giordano/Rebelle Rally

I was lucky enough to get a full eight days behind the wheel of the R1T on the dirt and off the grid.

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3 of 29 Richard Giordano/Rebelle Rally

I charged with a portable charging system developed by Power Innovations.

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4 of 29 Nicole Dreon/Rebelle Rally

The truck's 135-kWh battery can store enough go-go juice for 300 miles of range.

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5 of 29 Richard Giordano/Rebelle Rally

However, I experienced a loss of range while out in the dirt, averaging only 137 miles or so on a charge.

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6 of 29 Richard Giordano/Rebelle Rally

However, in the dunes of Glamis, California, our range dropped to about 50 miles -- natural, given the conditions.

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7 of 29 Regine Trias/Rebelle Rally

The Pirelli Scorpion 275/65R20 tires did great. No flats!

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8 of 29 Regine Trias/Rebelle Rally

The Rivian R1T has 829 pound-feet of torque that's available at any time. 

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9 of 29 Richard Giordano/Rebelle Rally

My truck carried two spares, a floor jack, 5 liters of water, a tool box and some spare parts. I also had camping gear and Maxtrax recovery boards.

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10 of 29 Richard Giordano/Rebelle Rally

Speaking of Maxtrax recovery boards, I definitely used them a few times.

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11 of 29 Nicole Dreon/Rebelle Rally

The Rivian R1T goes into production in June 2021.

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12 of 29 Richard Giordano/Rebelle Rally

Keep scrolling for more photos of this electric truck in the dunes.

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13 of 29 Regine Trias/Rebelle Rally
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14 of 29 Kyle Chandler/Rebelle Rally
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15 of 29 Kyle Chandler/Rebelle Rally
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16 of 29 Richard Giordano/Rebelle Rally
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17 of 29 Currie Media House/Rebelle Rally
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18 of 29 Regine Trias/Rebelle Rally
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20 of 29 Richard Giordano/Rebelle Rally
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21 of 29 Currie Media House/Rebelle Rally
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22 of 29 Kyle Chandler/Rebelle Rally
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24 of 29 Nicole Dreon/Rebelle Rally
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26 of 29 Kyle Chandler/Rebelle Rally
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