A doctor uses his Rivian R1T to perform a vasectomy during a power outage

An Austin, Texas-based doctor has probably performed the world’s first “Rivian-powered vasectomy.” Dr. Christopher Yang was due to perform a vasectomy in his clinic when a power outage suddenly struck. His patient couldn’t make an appointment, so one of the medical staff suggested using an extension cord to plug the machine and ventilator into Dr. Yang’s new Rivian R1T. The patient agreed with the idea and the operation was a success

As an electric vehicle, the Rivian R1T can effectively transform into a mobile generator and offers four 110-volt power outlets. Dr. Yang used one of the R1T’s outlets in the bed of the truck, running an extension cord over an air conditioning unit and into his cabinet.

The Rivian R1T currently starts at $73,000 and offers up to 314 miles of range. A “Max Pack” version is in the works and will be capable of over 400 miles of EPA range according to Rivian. The R1T can be ordered as a 600hp twin-engine or an 800hp four-engine version and can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3 seconds.

The R1T is one of the most in-demand electric vehicles right now, and it’s easy to see why. Never before has a pickup been able to offer so much functionality and performance simultaneously. So it’s no surprise that if you order an R1T today, you’d be waiting until the end of 2023 for delivery.

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