Rivian R1T and R1S Get a Range Boost in Latest Update – Review Geek
Every little bit helps. Right?
Dec 15, 2022, 11:08 am EST | 1 min read Rivian
Earlier this week, Rivian released a big software update for its R1T electric truck and R1S electric SUV, delivering a new “Snow mode” and several other enhancements. And while new features are great, the software update increased the range for both vehicles.
The December update added the option to pre-heat the second-row seats and futon, heat the steering wheel, and remotely turn on defrost. Snow mode relaxes the throttle response and improves cold-weather driving, and it sounds like Rivian made several upgrades to the battery and regenerative braking system. As a result, both the truck and SUV now have a higher estimated range.
In the official Rivian R1T and R1S version 2022.47 December changelog, Rivian mentions Improved battery longevity, battery durability, and regenerative braking performance. Enhanced regen availability and you can use regen for longer durations.”
An eagle-eyed Rivian fan on Reddit noticed that, along with the update, Rivian changed the…
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