Myth: You can’t off-road in an EV.
Myth Busted: The truth is, there are many EV models that come with AWD and towing capacity with more coming out soon. As technology improves, electric vehicles will have fewer limitations and will be more comparable to internal combustion cars. Several manufacturers have been increasing the capabilities of their EVs to accomplish incredible things, including Rivian and Ford.
Rivian has been doing some durability testing with their EV models. They've had test drivers off-road in the vehicles among Colorado's own Rocky Mountains, trying out its "Off-Road Rock Crawl" feature and adjusting its ground clearance. It's also been driven across the continental U.S. to test its range and ability to drive switchbacks and other terrain.
Ford is also testing their all-electric F‑150 truck, which will be available to consumers soon. To test its capabilities, they towed over 1 million pounds for 1,000 feet with a single all-electric truck, an incredible feat even for a gasoline vehicle.
2022 Rivian R1T | Review & Road Test
Ford: F‑150 Prototype
Source 1: “2022 Rivian R1T | Review & Road Test” YouTube, YouTube, 28 September 2021, www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggu11EJo4L8.
Source 2: Ford. “All-Electric F‑150 Prototype: Tows 1M+ Pounds | F‑150 | Ford.” YouTube, YouTube, 23 July 2019, www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXFHgoon7lg.