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First drive: Rivian delivers the electric truck we’ve been waiting for


On its first try, Rivian produced the Goldilocks of pickup trucks.
The Rivian R1T electric truck is neither too big nor small. It handles rock crawling and off-camber trails with ease, can zip from zero to 60 miles per hour on a dirt road in just a few seconds without the typical back-end slippage — although there is an option to provide that drifting effect — and it can crank through winding mountain roads, pushing the edge of each corner without body roll.
It’s loaded with the kind of interior and exterior touches that put it firmly in the premium zone — …

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