Rivian has already proven that it makes the best trucks to launch a boat into a lake. But more recently, it’s proven that it’s also the best truck to own if you’re just about to perform a vasectomy and the power goes out.
The Rivian R1T pickup covered a doctor who was given a strange set of events. Dr. Christopher Yang was planning to perform a vasectomy on a patient of his in Austin. But just as the patient arrived, the power went out. The patient wasn’t a fan of rescheduling, however, so he was offered the first-ever Rivian-powered vasectomy.
Using an extension lead, the ingenious doctor connected up his equipment to the all-electric truck, and it was a complete success. He later posted to Twitter to celebrate the operation.
I performed what is likely the world's first @Rivian powered vasectomy today. Power in clinic went out, patient didn't want to reschedule cause he already had time off. Electrocautery was normal, procedure went great! #rivianstories #rivian pic.twitter.com/VLDg91r37d
— Christopher Yang (@ChrisYangMD) September 1, 2022
“When talking to the patient, we mentioned that we could just reschedule the procedure itself, or, if he was up for it, we could do the vasectomy using power from the truck.
“And he had a good laugh as well, and we agreed.”
The R1T comes with a number of 110-volt power outlets that will enable anyone to have a really good time while camping out. It also means that you can carry out surgery at the drop of a hat as long as you have an extension lead long enough. This means the R1T is basically a mobile generator, like a number of other EVs on the market right now.
Of course, the doc doesn’t want just any doctor to try this without a backup plan. Just in case it all went wrong, he had a handheld electrocautery device which was powered by battery. It’s not as precise as the plug-in version, but it would have done just fine.
It only took 20 minutes for the operation to be completed and according to Dr. Yang, there was plenty of power to get him through it.
“I’m not sure that this [vasectomy] should be planned use of the truck,” Yang noted, “but it’s definitely great to have that as a backup just in case.”