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Watch the Tesla Cybertruck's closest rival execute full 360-degree turns from a standstill

Bryan Logan   

Watch the Tesla Cybertruck's closest rival execute full 360-degree turns from a standstill
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Rivian R1T

Rivian, the electric-truck maker that's setting up production for its R1T pickup and R1S SUV, would like you to know its upcoming electric haulers have some trick features to get excited about. The company on Thursday posted a video of the R1T truck performing 360-degree turns from a standstill.

Quad Motor Tank Turn, as the company calls it, will be available on both the R1T and R1S. The company expects its truck and SUV to go on sale in late 2020, starting at $69,000 and $72,500, respectively.

The Rivian R1T's nearest rival, the Tesla Cybertruck, is expected to go into production in late 2021.

Rivian is arguably one of the most anticipated electric-vehicle brands since Tesla. It has pulled down investments from Amazon, Ford, and Cox Automotive - including a recent $1.3 billion infusion led by T. Rowe Price. The interest from such industry heavyweights has given Rivian a runway for what could be a successful launch.

CEO RJ Scaringe expressed his confidence in that with Business Insider transportation reporter Mark Matousek in an April interview: "On-road, the vehicles are really exceptional - exceeding what you'd see in a performance SUV. Off-road, they're really transformational. They're really good."

Scaringe said he believes Rivian will ultimately beat Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW. The German big-three do not build electric passenger trucks, but they are all in various stages of development and production on their own electric SUVs for the US market.

Watch the video here:

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