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    Enduro Battery Heating

    Since getting the Gage Page, drivers have reported the understandable and normal behavior of of the vehicle running its motors in a lossy mode to create heat for the battery. Many have reported relatively high temps in the motors to accomplish this. This is a proven practice (taken from Tesla)...
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    South of the river

    Teslas are becoming more common down here, but still have not seen another Rivian. Anybody else south of the border?
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    Speaking of diffs

    There may be a perception that I was bashing Rivian when talking about the challenges posed when trying to off-road QMs, but that is not the case. In addition to the spooled Yodas having the same issues, so does that Hummer EV (in the rear) and I am confidant that the Tri-motor Cybertruck will...
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    Quad motor vs locking diff

    Good review, illustrating very well why quad motors can't really compete with full locking diffs. It is interesting to see in the comments that people believe this can be "fixed" with software updates. I guess it is just a factor of people not understanding the technology. A traditional...
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    What to expect going from a Tesla to a Rivian: my experience

    This experience will be a moving target, as both companies and their vehicles evolve, but this is how the vehicles compare today. I am going to try to avoid nit-picking, because frankly, that would be unfair to the Rivian, as the newer, less "mature" vehicle. -Driving experience: I am a truck...