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  1. Heated wipers question with no heat pump

    The efficiency gains of a heat pump vs resistive heat as a % of battery pack doesn’t matter as much when the battery is f**king big. The cascades aren’t that far. There is no situation where the worst case isn’t just hitting up an EA station for a few minutes won’t solve. Even going to chelan...
  2. Are these cars just too damn big?

    Given that I live in the dead center of Seattle, I don't have a problem with our current full size SUV (Mercedes GL/GLS) all over Seattle. We don't hesitate to drive it to Capitol Hill, Fremont, SLU, Ballard, etc all the time. yes it will be tight, sometimes you'll have to hunt just an extra...
  3. Rants and Raves after 2 months of Rivian R1T ownership [DISCLAIMER: Unauthorized feedback from non-owner]

    BTW, not tracking this thread entirely, but have a funny anecdote about the power windows. when we did our first mile test drive, the auto up/down switches were working sporadically and random between the windows.
  4. Looking to purchase your Launch Edition

    It’s fine, nothing aggressive perceived . I think the overall perceived value might change as more of these announcements and timing come out. That said, the pricing I’m willing to part with is my personal value, of course; and not the price I’m willing to pay. I personally wouldn’t pay an...
  5. Looking to purchase your Launch Edition

    I think the running rate is at least 20k. A for now, If someone would ask me what I'd be willing to get paid to part with my reservation, I'm currently at 60k per vehicle (I have an R1S and R1T each on order for 2022 delivery) due it's skyrocketing value prop vs the Silverado and F150L.
  6. Meet the new SilvErado!

    LOL. Wait, you're serious? Not gonna happen. If the F150L has shown, it's gonna be at least 70k-80k for a 400 mile range version. Because, they will have enough demand for it.
  7. 📧 Update from RJ on production & deliveries -- via email letter 12/28/21

    R1S LE - July-Sept 22 (per earlier email), ordered when LEs opened up in 2020. I preordered to take a look at the configurator for fun. R1T Adventure - Oct-Dec 22 (per today’s email), ordered July 2021. test drive was awesome though
  8. Current daily production rate

    Come on. Nobody ever calls it production hell. It’s just any other day in supply chain struggles with ramping to full production. “Production hell” makes EM sound like he had no fucking clue how supply chains work. (Source: I used to manage a factory for a tech company and did production...
  9. R1S Split Hatch/Tailgate

    Your butt won't get dirty sitting on it. Groceries won't roll out when you open it. That's good enough for me.
  10. R1T / R1S EPA Test Documentation Confirms Some Details: 210 kW peak DC charging, no heat pump

    And “Works” is very different than working well.
  11. R1T / R1S EPA Test Documentation Confirms Some Details: 210 kW peak DC charging, no heat pump

    Then you obviously don’t work for my company. We still pull this shit with external consumer facing products. Yet we’re still worth trillions in market cap. We have multiple multi-billion (2b plus ) user products that are famously overly complicated. I work with multiple ex-Tesla folks, one...
  12. R1T / R1S EPA Test Documentation Confirms Some Details: 210 kW peak DC charging, no heat pump

    LOLOLOL. Holy shit. If you work for a FAANG, younshould know that needless complexity is like a FAANG forte! We currently have 200 SWEs making a needless dashboard that the Product Divisions have already stated they don’t want. That’s 200 swes that make 300k-600k TC each spending over a year...
  13. R1T / R1S EPA Test Documentation Confirms Some Details: 210 kW peak DC charging, no heat pump

    Yes that’s possible. COP near 2 on modern efficient air source heat pumps at around 30°F and drops to around 1 at around 15 °F on most modern air source heat pumps. Your theoretical values are just that….theoretical. Heat exchanger size correlates with efficiency and cars have packaging size...
  14. R1T / R1S EPA Test Documentation Confirms Some Details: 210 kW peak DC charging, no heat pump

    It absolutely does. I work for a FAANG company. One of the most valuable companies in the world. Everything we do is so myopically Bay Area centric, it’s hilarious
  15. R1T / R1S EPA Test Documentation Confirms Some Details: 210 kW peak DC charging, no heat pump

    Because they’re California/Texas centric? Heat pumps are technically more efficient in most mild climate, but really don’t work efficiently below 25-30 degrees.
  16. R1T / R1S EPA Test Documentation Confirms Some Details: 210 kW peak DC charging, no heat pump

    My home climate control does a hybrid heat system like that between heat pump, ptc, and gas where it figures out a combo based on an algorithm of comfort, humidity, and cost.
  17. Cybertruck Quad-Motor & Crab Walk Feature Announced by Elon Musk

    Daimler tried to do that in the early 2000s with Chrysler and realized that material cost is a large part of the cost of a vehicle. Even when they cheapened the interior to super hard thin plastics with mold flashings showing and such, they never really got the cost out to the extent that they...
  18. Cybertruck Quad-Motor & Crab Walk Feature Announced by Elon Musk

    Around the same time, EM also promised 500 miles on the Plaid Model S. Currently it's rated at 396 mi based on EPA tests, and people are reporting sub 350 mile real life ranges. EM is the master of hyperbole.
  19. Am I crazy?

    The part that's hard to reconcile is the only 15k in 2022. I'm definitely not even close to the first 15k of preorders, but I have a July-Sep 2022 delivery date for my R1S LE right now.
  20. Concerned with reliability of this new startup?

    Subaru Outback Turbo - $36k VW GTI - $35k Mercedes E class wagon - $89k Mercedes GLS450 - $95k All turned out totally fine. You just need to research the heck out of everything. It doesn't hurt that I'm purchasing cars new with warranty, so that makes it easy. I'm personally not too...
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