Rivian has been stuck like this for months but tow companies keep declining to recover it

  • This Rivian R1T electric pickup truck has been stranded in an Arizona ditch
  • It would be a challenging task for the towing companies to rescue this truck
  • Forceful rescue of the vehicle could lead to a fire

Published on Jun 13, 2024 at 4:03 PM (UTC+4)
by Daksh Chaudhary

Last updated on Jul 12, 2024 at 7:43 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

This Rivian R1T electric pickup truck has been stranded in an Arizona ditch for months now.

It would be a challenging task for the towing companies to rescue this truck, but it’s not impossible.

However, they have been denying the job due to liability concerns.

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The story of this poor Rivian electric truck has been covered on TikTok by an account named SayWhatWendy.

It feels quite unbelievable that the owner would leave their expensive vehicle stuck.

However, it does happen.

Earlier, we were amazed by the explorer who discovered hundreds of abandoned cars in a mountain cave.

Rivian truck stuck in Arizona ditch for months

The Rivian R1T weighs around 7,200 pounds, and there are certain complications regarding its belly-mounted battery tray.

As a result, forceful rescue of the vehicle might not only lead to unnecessary damage to the battery but could also lead to fire.

But as we said before, the rescue might be tough, however, it’s not an impossible task for the towing companies.

It’s speculated that the owner left the truck behind, possibly because they anticipated difficulty in its recovery.

However, the exact circumstances that led to the Rivian R1T ending up in such a state still remain unconfirmed.

There’s still hope for this poor truck as big names in the towing business like Matt’s Off-Road Recovery and Arizona 4×4 Off-Road Recovery have stepped up for help.

More about Rivian R1T

The Rivian R1T is an electric pickup truck known for its powerful performance.

It boasts impressive specs like over 800 horsepower, capable of reaching speeds of up to 0-60 mph in just 3 seconds.

With remarkable torque and four electric motors – one for each wheel, it’s designed to tackle tough terrain with ease.

Also, it comes with a built-in camper kitchen, so it’s perfect for camping.

No wonder it’s such a favorite among adventure seekers.

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Daksh Chaudhary

Meet Daksh: Not your typical pro, but definitely a pro at being fascinated by supercars, tech, and all things futuristic. When he's not nose-deep in work, catch him glued to anime screens or lost in the pages of a good book.