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  1. aAlpine

    Rivian plans own charging network called Rivian Adventure Network!

    BC Hydro has done an amazing job of putting a large number of (mostly free I think) DCFC throughout the province. I'm a little disappointed that they're no faster than 50 kW, but I imagine anything more was prohibitively expensive and overkill when they started the project (seems like many years...
  2. aAlpine

    Facinating Rimac Video about Battery Tech

    Some of my takeaways: - Like Rivian, Rimac also found that axial cooling is superior to radial - The different variables in evaluating battery tech, such as: gravimetric/volumetric energy density, power density, charge time, cycle life, calendar life, cost, safety - Battery energy density hasn't...
  3. aAlpine

    Rivian Air Suspension

    This discussion about the 2020 Defender was interesting: (listen for about 1 or 2 min from that point). They talk about how the "high mode" on a Jeep Grand Cherokee is "almost undriveable" due to the harshness, versus Land Rover's unique "multi-stage, multi-bellows" airbag suspension, making...
  4. aAlpine

    R1S vs R1T Decision: Help...and Let's Play

    Do we know the exact interior dimension of the gear tunnel yet? I was hoping to fit skis in there myself. The R1T width from the website specs is 79.3 inches => 201cm, and I run 180cm long skis. Might be close when you take into account door thickness and where that vehicle width number is...
  5. aAlpine

    R1T on an FSR, previewed in all colors we know so far.

    Based on what we've seen so far from the show room cars, the South America prototype vehicles, and the paint color swatches revealed in the recent Rivian video, here is the R1T in the various colors: Original: Silver (the original R1T color, I didn't get terribly close here, plenty of photos...
  6. aAlpine

    My first disappointment - cup holders (maybe)

    I was initially also skeptical about the cup holder in the prototype. Thinking more about WHY, I came to realize it's because historically such designs I've seen have been made of cheap plastic and been flimsy. It doesn't need to be that way however. If Rivian implements it better, the pop-out...
  7. aAlpine

    Rivian videos as posted on Rivian Stories or their YouTube channel.

    Screengrabs from the video, right after RJ dance-I mean the 1:55 mark ;) Not an official announcement, but those few full-screen color frames seem preeetty intentionally added. Did you miss them the first time? I did. I won't tell you how many times I watched it before noticing.
  8. aAlpine

    Rivian colors samples from recent video

    Screengrabs from the recent Rivian video, right after RJ dance-I mean the 1:55 mark ;) Not an official announcement, but those few full-screen color frames seem preeetty intentionally added. Did you miss them the first time? I did. I won't tell you how many times I watched it before noticing.
  9. aAlpine

    Observations from preproduction Rivian R1T test vehicle video

    Bored on a Saturday morning I re-watched the "Building a Test Vehicle" video slowed down and noticed these things that I found interesting. Not all of them are new news, and of course this isn't production spec. Just observations from an impatient pre-order holder.
  10. aAlpine

    Crude Oil

    EVs are better in just about every way. I look forwards to never going to a gas station again and mostly charging from home.
  11. aAlpine

    Why are you buying your Rivian?

    ✋outdoor person here. I'm planning on replacing my 4runner. I've wanted an EV for a while now (for many reasons), but can't justify owning and insuring two vehicles (unless maybe I get a motorcycle again one day). Until Rivian, there hasn't been anything that can provide me with even close to...
  12. aAlpine

    Rivian.com updated

    Got this email just now: ...sorry, couldn't help myself :p. But ACTUALLY, for real though, the homepage does have two new pictures: https://rivian.com/static/5241973544c0e786dcb9c857eaa2556e/039e3/R1TBlue_BC_PSStatic_FogWoods_058A4261_1215x1650.jpg...
  13. aAlpine

    New app for Tesla owners -- Would you like to see something like this for Rivian?

    The Tesla API isn't actually supported or published anywhere officially, it's been reverse engineered and Tesla just tolerates it: https://www.teslaapi.io/#is-this-api-official I agree with you though, hopefully Rivian provides similar functionality, and it would be amazing if they had a...
  14. aAlpine

    Disney+ Options

    Agreed. I would much prefer for Rivian to allow display mirroring or something and just use my mobile device.
  15. aAlpine

    Amazon Delivery Van by Rivian - more details, photos, video

    A new video with just a tiny bit more info about the vehicle development process:
  16. aAlpine

    Rivian Waiting Room: Have you pre-ordered with deposit?

    I installed the app, but didn't want to give it permissions to read all my email. Is there another way to look it up?
  17. aAlpine

    Amazon Delivery Van by Rivian - more details, photos, video

    Having lived in a van myself for many months, I'm totally with you on excitement for the future! I figured you were one of those people that say "Hey, why don't they just put a solar panel on it? I'm so smart, nobody thought of this before". I also dream of proper fully autonomous driving that...
  18. aAlpine

    Amazon Delivery Van by Rivian - more details, photos, video

    I guess what's in question is the 90 W/sqft number. Grabbing some random panel that you can buy right now: https://www.solarreviews.com/buyers-guide/solar-panels/panasonic-eco-solutions-north-america/paecs17728panasonic325wattblackframehitsolarpanel this has 18 W/sqft power output. Now you might...
  19. aAlpine

    Adventurous Forever video series launched by Rivian

    Looking at those a second time, I see a few differences: - no split window on the 2nd row - the tow hooks on the front bumper - reflectors in the wheel arches - the driver-side charging port visible A few of these we already know about and are confirmed, which makes me thing this rendering is...
  20. aAlpine

    Adventurous Forever video series launched by Rivian

    Great video! Looking forwards to seeing more footage of those test locations they teased!! My favorite line: :giggle: And a screengrab, of the rumored burnt orange some other threads were talking about ;)
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