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An interesting article on Scout Motors and how they could take on the likes of Rivian as an adventure EV company.


Scout Motors Takes Aim at Rivian

EV market share in the U.S. was about 6% in 2022 (per Reuters), but this isn't stopping EV startups from popping up. One of those EV makers, Rivian, beat Scout Motors to the market with its R1T and R1S. Both Rivian vehicles are adventure-oriented EVs, like the upcoming Scouts.

If Scout expects to be a worthy competitor, the future EV maker should be benchmarking some of the amazing tech features found on Rivian vehicles. For example, the R1T uses quad-motor all-wheel drive that can adjust torque output at each wheel. In addition, there's a gear tunnel between the truck bed and cabin for added storage, an integrated air compressor, a built-in security system, and an integrated camp kitchen.

As off-road ready as Rivians seem, Scout Motors has an opportunity to distinguish itself with better charging technology and overall range. According to Motor Trend, Rivian vehicles have a range of 230, 314, or 400 miles depending on battery size. If Scout Motors can offer the same adventure-oriented capabilities as Rivian, with better powertrain specs, its future truck and SUV will certainly give rivals a run for their money.

Scout Motors Will Change the EV Off-Road Game
Production of the Scout Motors lineup is still a few years away, but the future EV maker is working hard to be a significant player in the market. Rivian has already made a name for itself as the first automaker to bring a fully electric pick-up truck to the consumer automotive market. Scout Motors needs to take what Rivian has done good to make its future truck and SUV better.
 
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