Is The Rivian 'Tank Turn' A Useful Feature Or A Party Trick?
More commentary on the fascinating Rivian ‘Tank Turn.’
A few months ago, we shared a video of a Rivian R1T all-electric pickup truck doing a tank turn. It actually spun in a perfect circle, “on a dime” so to speak. However, it didn’t take long to figure out that the video was computer-generated. In fact, not long after we shared it here, it was removed from YouTube.
More recently, Rivian tweeted out the following video and posted it on YouTube:
According to the startup electric automaker, both the R1T and R1S SUV are capable of the zero-radius turn. However, this is probably not something amateur drivers should be attempting, and especially not doing often. It’s also important to note that while it may work well on loose dirt or snow, it’s likely a terrible idea on the pavement.