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  1. Is Limestone Accurate in the Configurator?

    I wonder how many things like that are are just waiting on approval from upper management. The website team is doing anything to help with production, they should have plenty of time to add pictures and info. But the person who has to approve the changes might have more important things going...
  2. Are these cars just too damn big?

    I do think the R1S may be living in an awkward middle ground. If you are not going to have more than 4 passengers and dont haul large cargo, you probably would be better off with a smaller vehicle. But if you plan to have all 3 rows of seats occupied most of the time or frequently haul large...
  3. I’m backkkkk. What do you want to see / know?

    Do you have small children? Or friends/family with small children? I would love to see how well Rivian's claim that it can accomodate 3 full sized child car seats holds up.
  4. Dimensions of storage spaces

    I think you missed the part I put in bold. When comparing SUV/pickup with the same exterior dimensions. The Acadia is 24" shorter than the R1T. It is also quite a bit narrower than the R1T or most full sized suv or pickups. So yes, it has quite a bit less space. The bed on a crew cab pickup...
  5. Dimensions of storage spaces

    When comparing a pickup and a SUV of the same external dimensions, the SUV usually has more room for lumber. In an SUV you can fold the 2nd row, and use that space for your cargo. Unless you were looking at a 2-door pickup, the bed is going to be much shorter than the (folded) cargo space of...
  6. Carwow Rivian R1T review.

    Yes, I am saying that if you are already going 60MPH within the first foot, you would get a negative 0-60 time with a 1ft rollout measurement. It requires a bit over 100G of acceleration to do it. Obviously not going to happen in a rocket with human cargo (unless you don't mind destroying the...
  7. Carwow Rivian R1T review.

    The standard measurement starts when the car crosses a laser/trigger/button that is placed slightly in front of the car. It is just done that way because that was the only/best way of reliably starting the timer before the invention of high tech cameras that could detect the first micron of...
  8. No Scalping Lightnings

    I agree that a flat out no-sale provision is not reasonable. But I think that it is hard to argue that a line in the contract that gives Ford the Right of First Refusal would be unreasonable. If you want to sell your Lightning to someone, before the deal closes you have to ask Ford if they...
  9. Do you think Rivian should only have one battery pack? (Large Pack)

    I think what Tesla found with the Model S/X was that after they introduced the Model 3, nearly everyone who was willing to pay 2x the cost of a Model 3 for an S/X, was also willing to pay an extra 10K for the larger battery. Most of the market for a short-range S/X just disappeared once the 3...
  10. Tesla model Y in the snow

    While I agree that this is 100% the tires, I do think Tesla deserves some of the blame - especially if this driver has the Performance version of the Y and it is new-ish. Tesla delivers their Performance cars with summer tires - even in the winter. While they list winter tires on their...
  11. What does 800 hp feel like?

    I haven't driven a Rivian, but I am expecting that driving a 7500lb truck or SUV with 800HP feels a lot like a 3750lb truck or SUV with 400HP. My Model 3 is relatively not too far from 3750lb/400hp. So I am expecting the Rivian strait line experience to similar (but with worse handling).
  12. Taiga start production

    Do electric snowmobiles lose 30%-40% of their rated range in the winter like electric cars do?
  13. Early criticism? Vote

    You might as well cancel your order then. Both of your deal breakers are part of the package and are not going to change. Yes - and no. It is quite reasonable to dislike R1T/R1S's design and features. The majority of the general population probably would agree with you. But even if 99% of...
  14. Will R1 preorders delivered in mid-2023 be materially different?

    I think they will implement a bunch of small changes over the next few years. All of those small changes may add up to a much better vehicle, but I do not think there will be any big changes like adding a heat pump or switching to a completely different battery/motor design.
  15. Price Increase for Preorder Holders?

    I don't think inflation or delays are reasonable excuses to raise the price for existing preorder holders. If a company announces the price of a product that they know they will not deliver for several years they should be taking inflation into account when they set the price. It is not like...
  16. Non-LE Delivery Window Poll

    July 2021 order. R1S Adventure. ETA First half of 2023
  17. 📧 Update from RJ on production & deliveries -- via email letter 12/28/21

    Possibly because 2020/2021 orders are going to be in 2023 anyway.
  18. How fast is fast enough (When it comes to charging speeds)?

    Need, no. But really nice to have, yes. The more range you have, the less you need to plan for having 100% of your stops be located at the relatively sparse charging stations and you also have more freedom to make short charging stops that don't completely replenish what you used. Say you...
  19. How fast is fast enough (When it comes to charging speeds)?

    I think the focus on peak rates is 100% marketing nonsense. I also do not think that the time for 20%-80% is a useful metric either. The number I care about is the time to add 200 miles of range. On a car with a 250 mile range that is 10%-90%. On a car with 400 miles of range that is 10%-60%...
  20. Covered bridges

    You now have me worrying about the long term impact of 7k-8k lbs on the average less than brand new driveway.
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