Rivian cold-weather testing in Baudette


American EV startup Rivian performed cold-weather testing for its newest R1T all-electric pickup truck. Situated far north near the Canadian border in Baudette, Minnesota, the R1T is seen here frolicking in the largest cold-weather testing facility in North America across acres of ice, snow, and forest, where temperatures regularly dip below -30 degrees Fahrenheit during the cold season.

The test facility known as Automotive Enviro Testing (AET),  is a former radar base of the United States Air Force and offers up to 25 road courses, including autocross ice test tracks, steep grades, a slush pool, and a combination of surfaces to “capture winter weather at its worst,” said Rivian.

Check out this video about the Rivian team’s experience while testing their vehicles at Baudette’s unique cold-weather test facility. (Spoiler alert: The results were great.)


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