The 2023 Rebelle Rally required participants to drive their trucks for over 1,600 miles across the rugged terrains of Nevada and California without the use of advanced electronic aids like maps and navigation. Throughout the rally, teams encountered a variety of challenges, including deep sand, rocky paths, and steep inclines. Their navigation and endurance were put to the test, demanding the utmost precision and resilience.
Other participating teams in the rally utilized gas-powered rivals like the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and Toyota Land Cruiser — all established off-road vehicles known for their durability and performance. The final rankings included the aforementioned 2024 Jeep Wrangler coming in at second position, and a 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor coming in at third place.
Other notable participants included a 2020 Toyota 4Runner (4th place), a 2023 Ford Bronco Wildtrak (6th place), a 2019 Lexus GX460 (7th place), and even a 2005 Toyota Tacoma, which came at the 10th position.
The Rivian R1T’s achievement is even more remarkable because the vehicle has only been around for two years. With more electric trucks, including the Tesla Cybertruck scheduled for release in the next few quarters, we could see even more electric trucks in the top 10 at next year’s competition.