Rivian R1T

MotorTrend named the all-electric Rivian R1T the publication’s 2022 Truck of the Year, beating out other pickups from Ford, General Motors, and Hyundai.

Rivian is also the first automaker to deliver a fully electric pickup truck.

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“Rivian re-examined what a modern pickup could be and the result is the most remarkable truck MotorTrend has ever driven, making it arguably the worthiest recipient of the ‘Golden Calipers’ in recent history,” the release said.

MotorTrend said the Rivian R1T excelled in each of its six key criteria: safety, efficiency, value, advancement in design, engineering excellence, and performance of intended function.

Other finalists for MotorTrend’s truck of the year were the Ford Maverick, GMC Hummer EV and Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Rivian R1T

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