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  1. electruck

    Towing

    Yeah, this isn't the first time we've seen these blacked out headlights and light bar on the test vehicles. They've been in previous videos as well. Go back and look at the offroad stuff from AZ for example.
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    Fully Charged covers Long Way Up and Rivian & R1T

    Subscribe to Apple TV+ (paid subscription or wait until all episodes are available and binge on free trial), that doesn't require having an Apple device. With DRM, that's likely to be the only way to see full episodes any time soon.
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    Rivian among first recipients of Amazon's $2 billion climate fund

    Perhaps but Rivian already has "second life" plans for their batteries so it will be interesting to see how all the puzzle pieces fit together here.
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    EA decides to shut down chargers along nearly 500 miles of I-95 over long holiday weekend to perform upgrades

    Not sure about the pre-purchase thing unless perhaps it enabled a very significant cost savings but even then pre-purchasing isn't in my nature. Perhaps it would be different if I were a road warrior and made extensive use of DCFC.
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    EA decides to shut down chargers along nearly 500 miles of I-95 over long holiday weekend to perform upgrades

    At the lower rates the cost differential between per-minute and per-kWh changes to roughly $12 vs $42. The magnitudes change but my observation that the per-minute pricing is far cheaper is still valid.
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    EA decides to shut down chargers along nearly 500 miles of I-95 over long holiday weekend to perform upgrades

    That is where it will be interesting to see exactly what kind of pricing deal Rivian is able to strike and with which network(s).
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    EA decides to shut down chargers along nearly 500 miles of I-95 over long holiday weekend to perform upgrades

    Yes, well aware of all that. Notice I never said anything about charging at 350 kW, only paying for the 350 kW price tier which Rivian would fall in even if power is tapered off from the originally advertised 160 kW peak. I am however assuming that EA's price tier is based on peak power and...
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    EA decides to shut down chargers along nearly 500 miles of I-95 over long holiday weekend to perform upgrades

    Someone double check my math but it appears that paying to charge a Rivian by the minute at EA's 350 kW price tier would be far, far cheaper than paying their per kWh price? I think EA's statement was that per kWh was more fair but the article leads off with a statement about lower prices - I...
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    White Rivian R1S real life pics (Lunar Rock interior)

    I have the same concern and asked Rivian about that because even some of their own pictures from their web site show significant glare. They indicated that the glare seen in their pictures won't be noticeable from the drivers seat. This is something that I will be paying careful attention to...
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    Anyone considering the Nikola Badger alternative?

    Nikola is doing exactly what they said they would from the start with the Badger: "The Badger will be built in conjunction with another OEM utilizing their certified parts and manufacturing facilities." This was such an in-your-face case of badge engineering they even named it the Badge-er...
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    R1S interior dimensions?

    Keeping them in a more confined space is really about the best you can do as it keeps them from be ejected outside the vehicle or into a human passenger in the event of a crash. It also keeps them from wandering away from the vehicle after an accident where their people have been incapacitated...
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    R1S interior dimensions?

    Yes, I'm in a similar boat and transk9 is also on my short list. Given that R1S deliveries are still basically a year out, I will be waiting to see if Rivian might be offering their own dog accessories. I met RJ at the Mill Valley event and asked what kind of accommodations and crash protection...
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    GMC Hummer EV teaser video - 1,000 HP and 11,500 ft lbs

    Agreed. Fundamentally the same but not identical in execution. I think IRS has already been confirmed for Hummer plus all the new full size GM trucks are moving that direction so would be odd if they didn't.
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    GMC Hummer EV teaser video - 1,000 HP and 11,500 ft lbs

    Looks like they may have revived quadra-steer. Wonder if it will have all the capabilities of quadra-steer when not in crab mode (which might actually be somewhat useful)? And wonder if it will sell any better this time around...
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    Reservations About My Reservation

    Bollinger sounds more like your cup of tea although as a boutique offering it's a bit pricey for a TOAD.
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    Video Feature: Long Way Up -- R1T's 13k mile all-electric journey from Patagonia to LA

    Those hazard lights are definitely an attention grabber. I like 'em!
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    Video: Preproduction R1T Begin Rolling Off The Line!

    Hopefully it won't be an extra 800 lbs. The extra cells alone would be 400 lbs then add a little more for the structure of the modules, cooling, etc. Probably closer to 500 lbs total.
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    Video: Preproduction R1T Begin Rolling Off The Line!

    No, battery packs are still quite heavy. 2020 Tacoma: 3980-4480 lbs 2020 F-150: 4069 - 5684 lbs 2021 R1T: 5886 lbs It is not clear which battery pack the Rivian weight spec is for. My guess is the 135 kWh pack but that's just a guess.
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    Video: Preproduction R1T Begin Rolling Off The Line!

    Looks like molded plastic instead of leather wrapped, otherwise the same. Similarly, the wood on the dash also appeared to have been replaced by plastic. Not sure if we're seeing design changes, optional interior bits or placeholder parts.
  20. electruck

    Video: Preproduction R1T Begin Rolling Off The Line!

    Keep in mind that at this stage of pilot line production, they may perhaps be more concerned with assembly procedures and work flow along with part fitment and alignment and may not waste time or money on finish until later on. That might also explain the white mirror caps and black door handles...
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