New, cheaper dual-motor Rivian coming next year

The Rivian R1T truck and R1S SUV only come with one powerplant at the moment.

 It has a quad-motor system with 835 horsepower, which may seem excessive to some. Not to add, it's the primary cause of the Rivian models' high price

Recently, the carmaker announced on Twitter that it is developing a dual-motor system for the 2023 model year

You'll be able to select between a base model with 600 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds and an 

improved version with around 700 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds when our Dual-Motor AWD system is 

offered for R1T and R1S next year, according to Rivian.

Comparatively, the Rivian models with quad motors take roughly three  seconds to reach 60 mph from 0