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2025 Rivian R1T & R1S Getting Several Hardware Changes

Key Takeaways

  • New 2025 Rivian R1T, R1S models getting LFP battery with improved efficiency.
  • Reduced noise, vibration, and harshness; addition of heat pumps.
  • No NACS port yet; 2025 Rivian R1 vehicles will still use CCS and adapters.

A leaked certification document for the 2025 Rivian R1T and Rivian R1S has revealed several updates that the electric vehicles will get for the new model year, including a new battery. According to the certification document unearthed by a user on Rivian Forums, Standard Range models will move from the current 105.9 kWh battery to a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery that weighs roughly 150 lbs less (1,602 lbs) than the old battery (1,754 lbs). It seems to have the same rating as the old battery, which indicates an improvement in efficiency. An official EPA estimate will follow, but on a rolling road, Rivian calculated that the Standard Dual model with 20-inch wheels will manage 380 miles in urban conditions and 322 miles on the highway, while those with 22-inch wheels will manage up to 405 and 340 miles in the city and on the highway, respectively.

Other Small Changes Also Planned

Speaking of wheels, the middle option of 21-inch rims appears to have been canned. Those with off-road ambitions will opt for 20s, and those who want maximum efficiency and visual impact will have to take the 22s. Both DC and AC charging rates appear unchanged, but the battery’s physical volume has decreased from 19.85 cubic feet to 17.83.

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Also unchanged is the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), while the inclusion of heat pumps is a welcome upgrade. Elsewhere, the AC inverter still features 120V outlets, while the AC compressor has been relocated to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness in the cabin.


Rivian R1T And R1S Getting New YouTube & Google Cast Apps

Owners will finally have something to do while waiting to charge their batteries at a charging station.

No NACS Port Yet

Last year, the big news in the EV industry was the widespread adoption of the NACS outlet popularized by Tesla, which Rivian was a part of. At the time, Rivian said CCS connectors would be replaced by NACS connectors with all new models introduced from 2025, but the R1 vehicles still use the old style, so perhaps there have been delays in the new connector’s implementation. For now, you have to use an adapter to access the Tesla Supercharger network. We hope to learn more when the updated R1T and R1S launch, which may happen during Rivian’s investor day on June 27.

Rivian Charging

Source: Rivian Forums

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