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  1. JackA

    Bidirectional home chargers

    V2G (Vehicle to Grid) is still being studied. https://cleantechnica.com/2018/11/29/nissan-using-vehicle-to-grid-technology-to-power-us-operations/ Nissan via the CHAdeMO interface is the only manufacturer actually working with the idea in the real environment that I am aware of. The advantage...
  2. JackA

    When Did You Pre-Order Your Rivian?

    11/29/2018 - The configuration selected will for sure be the determiner of the actual production sequence number; however, I do suspect that the date of pre-order will determine when you are given access to the "design studio" or what ever the call their actual build and order system. It was...
  3. JackA

    Why are you buying your Rivian?

    Seems that advertising is always about what "could be" Ford is marketing the Explorer as the ultimate adventure machine. With $5,000 to $10,000 of upgrades it might be; the stock vehicle is really setup for Mall Cruising. Much of automotive advertising is focused on getting out of the city and...
  4. JackA

    Why are you buying your Rivian?

    We operate forestry land with as much battery powered equipment as we can. The project is 150 miles from our home with the last two miles being very unimproved logging cuts/cat tracks. We only dreamed of making the trip in our EV. We were considering an option of finding someone willing to...
  5. JackA

    Shhh...Don’t Tell Anyone the Rain Isn’t *That* Bad

    We can plan to meet up when one of us takes delivery of their Rivian.
  6. JackA

    Novice to EVs but a question?

    I have an actual experience here in Washington State where an EV driver did just that. Nearly every building in America has 120 VAC so nearly all highway capable EVs can in fact charge. My story is about a Leaf driver who ran out of charge on Highway 20, in the Methow Valley. They were on a...
  7. JackA

    Living Off Grid

    Charging Networks - Becoming less of a Differentiator in Favor of Tesla I have 146,000 miles on my EV; two west to east coast locations and back and several Washington to California jaunts included. The Tesla Supercharger network has proven that EVs can be used for family vacations as well as...
  8. JackA

    Shhh...Don’t Tell Anyone the Rain Isn’t *That* Bad

    We live in north central Washington near Chelan. It does not rain much here! We too are reservation holders on the R1S. Looking forward to taking it off road...
  9. JackA

    Living Off Grid

    Just read the post that the link takes you to. My take; these are third party speculations not Tesla announced capabilities. As a solar "fanboy" and user, I can say with some certainty that today, and in the near future there are no mobile panel solutions that can provide range extension to a...
  10. JackA

    Introductions! Drop in and say hello new and old members...

    Jack & Charlene checking in; we drive a Model S that was delivered in March of 2013. It was reserved in early in 2012. We have been waiting for a SUV that was full electric. As soon as we read about the R1S we made a paid reservation; it was confirmed on 11/29/2018. We traveled from...
  11. JackA

    Infrared Detection

    I would pay extra for a deer and animal detection system like the one being deployed on some Volvo models: https://www.wired.com/2017/01/volvos-cars-now-spot-moose-hit-brakes/ or, Audi https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/new-animal-detection-systems-help-drivers-avoid-accidents.html I drive...
  12. JackA

    Factory Pick Up Option

    Amtrak Empire Builder (Roomette Service) is the train we took most of the way from Washington State to New York for the Rivian EVent. What a great way to travel! Seating for dinner is European so you always are seated with others. We met a couple from Normal, IL and they told us all about the...
  13. JackA

    Charging multiple EV’s at home

    That is how I understand it from the electrician....
  14. JackA

    Charging multiple EV’s at home

    Our Tesla HPWC 80A is on a 100 A circuit. The small sub-panel has a 50A and a 100A breaker. The 50A circuit is for the NEMA 14-50 connector which is below and to the left of the HPWC. If I set the Model S to charge at 40A I can also charge another EV on the NEMA 14-50 outlet. I have in fact...
  15. JackA

    Rivian vs. Atlis??

    I have been a Tesla customer since early 2013; they miss most of their announced milestones.
  16. JackA

    Factory Pick Up Option

    I did not ask anyone at the NY gathering because I was so amazed at the vehicles... but, I wonder if there will be an option to pick up your vehicle at the Normal, IL factory.
  17. JackA

    Rivian vs. Atlis??

    I'm buying a Rivian R1S because I want to drive an electric SUV before I am to old to retain my drivers license. Tesla and all the others will still be puffing their vehicles when I take delivery of the R1S.
  18. JackA

    First generation buyer concerns ...

    My diagnosis: you are sane and eminently qualified to purchase the R1 of your choice. My bill for service will be mailed to you.
  19. JackA

    First generation buyer concerns ...

    My diagnoses: you are sane and eminently qualified to purchase the R1 of your choice.
  20. JackA

    Does Rivian SUV have space for a spare tire

    I have owned two vehicles that were not designed to carry a spare tire. The recommended onboard equipment for these vehicles included a can of flat repair. This approach is not for everyone because circumstances are different; nearness of assistance, terrain, and tolerance for inconvenience...
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