A downgrading is often nothing to get excited about, but in an increasingly electrified world,

We frequently discuss significant enhancements. It's one of the few remarkable things in the automobile industry

 However, downgrades are rarely discussed, and it makes little sense.

When something is downgraded, change is typically not for the best.

Rivian, though, wants to alter that belief. The R1S and R1T were formerly only available with Rivian's 825-hp

 The US-based automaker has recently hinted at the arrival of two quite unimpressive 600 and 700-hp models.

Even though it might appear to be a step back, it's actually a major one toward increasing the availability of electric vehicles for everyone.

The only way to now obtain any of the Rivian twins is with a quad-motor, 800+ horsepower arrangem

Even while amazing, especially for an SUV and pickup truck, not all of that can or will be utilised by customers.

Consider the last time you used an electric pickup truck for off-roading or a boxy SUV for drag racing.

While part of it is a waste product of the electric drivetrain, the most of it is just unnecessary.

The current R1S can accelerate to 60 mph in 3 seconds, which is a ridiculous number for one of the electric SUVs

Yes, the demand for super-SUVs is at an all-time high right now and is completely out of control.

The new powertrains Rivian would utilise are very different, using twin motor drivetrain this time around