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    Rivian Claims Class-Leading Battery Energy Density

    Just saw this article on insideevs. Very eager to see how this affects projected range of 400 miles on highest battery capacity pack. Seems like no matter how cold or hot, you will get 400 miles very confidently. https://insideevs.com/news/388413/rivian-top-energy-density-battery-cooling/...
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    Preproduction Rivian R1T spotted testing at Tierra del Fuego!

    Anyone get a screenshot or view of the story of this persons Instagram? By the time I tried to view it the story was deleted and made "unavailable"
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    Partnerships, Autonomous Driving, & Lidar

    As I previously have posted before, but I have seen these autonomous vehicles at the factory doing some testing and believe they might have some hand in the research and development in the vehicles. Driving past the Rivian factory today I noticed 2 Lexus RX SUVs and a white Chrysler van with...
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    Rivian autonomous vehicle development and supplier & Factory Update

    As I was driving past the Rivian factory today I noticed 2 Lexus RX SUVs and a white Chrysler van with lots of cameras and roof racks on them, so I took photos of them as I drove past. From closer inspection all three of them had "automotivestuff - Hexagon" written on them. I had no idea what...
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    What would you like to see on your new Rivian or from the Rivian company??

    I really like your 8th and 10th suggestions. Having a camera in the production facility for early pre-order customers to be able to watch their vehicles built to completion would be very cool and interactive for customers, as well as puts a little good pressure for production to be steady and...
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    R1S & R1T are going to Australia!

    It seems it has been confirmed by Rivian chief engineer that the R1T and R1S will be developed in right hand drive for the Australian markets. Very satisfying to see Rivian laying ground work for future markets, goes to show how confident they are about not only succeeding in the States but...
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    Inside Electrify America’s plan to simplify electric car charging

    I recently saw a tweet from Rivian's main twitter account about their presence at the upcoming Overlanding Expo, in the tweet very casually slipped in was the statement "...its batteries recharge on descent & it plugs into America's fastest growing charging network." Does this possibly hint at...
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    "Delay to upgrade Rivian plant costs company large tax break" - Oops

    Honestly, I will do my best to keep everyone on the forum as updated as possible whenever I see any activity or major changes in the factory.
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    "Delay to upgrade Rivian plant costs company large tax break" - Oops

    As someone who lives in Bloomington Normal and has for the past 15 years, its truly an honor to have Rivian here as do lots of others in this twin city who are looking forward to them coming despite the tax break initiatives which comes right out of one of the largest school districts pocket. I...
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    Inside Electrify America’s plan to simplify electric car charging

    In an ideal world I think it would be great if all electric vehicles had a single supreme network that could charge and and provide destination stopping for users. Tesla's supercharging network is currently superior to all other charging networks currently, but I can see Electrify America...
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    R1S third row seats optional?

    I believe in the highest battery specification the R1S will not have standard 3rd row seats, only in the 2 lower battery configurations can have 7 seats. Maybe 7 seats in the 180 Kwh spec will be a option?
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    This a R1T prototype testing?

    Someone forwarded me a video of potentially a development team testing the R1T in some sandy terrain. Just from a glance it does seem like it looks remarkably similar to another sighting months ago in the same Ford F150 body. Thought I would give it a quick share
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    Ford invests $500M in Rivian! Partnership to deliver all-new Ford EV

    Personally for me, this new relationship Ford can be a HUGE learning lesson Rivian in terms of is Ford's truck reliability and parts durability. It is something Tesla who is also new but also seems to still struggle despite having quarter million vehicles on the road. If they can combine that...
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    Ford invests $500M in Rivian! Partnership to deliver all-new Ford EV

    I agree with your thought process on this. To establish themselves as a reputable brand that is here to stay, Rivian must focus on user experience and do better than competition in order to create a strong foothold in the market, customers and clients Rivian is targeting are those with money who...
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    In need of more competitive range and motor efficiency compared to newly updated Tesla Model S & X ?

    I apologize I did not get the units right on those figures. I meant to say, Miles per Kilowatt Hour not KW/hr. There's a great video explaining those figures by Sean Mitchells, a well known You tuber recently comparing battery and motor efficiencies. I have linked it down below, he beings to...
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    Ford invests $500M in Rivian! Partnership to deliver all-new Ford EV

    You make an excellent point there, sadly the turnout for Samsung in that situation is that, Apple who uses their screen technology, now sells more phones and have dominated the segment. Similarly, I would hate to see Rivian being left behind despite them being the ones who are allowing rivaling...
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    Ford invests $500M in Rivian! Partnership to deliver all-new Ford EV

    If Rivian give out their skateboard architecture and technology to other companies that already know how to build the rest of a vehicle, why or what incentive is left to purchase a Rivian as compared to a Ford vehicle that will be identical underneath but with more tried and tested body and...
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    In need of more competitive range and motor efficiency compared to newly updated Tesla Model S & X ?

    I just saw the news on the updates Tesla made today to Model S and X. The electric drive units seem far more advanced with higher efficiency despite still using same battery pack size (100 KwH) and much more range than before (325 miles in the Model X using 100 KwH battery pack). Is it possible...
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