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    Anyone considering the Nikola Badger alternative?

    Good points. Also notable is that the company that raised the issue of their non-drivable Nikola One has a significant short position on their stock - so any negatives they can raise about Nikola helps them.
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    Anyone considering the Nikola Badger alternative?

    I did initially - but I got 100% of my money back.
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    Anyone considering the Nikola Badger alternative?

    Yes - but it speaks volumes about their leader and corporate mentality. I’m just saying I won’t be giving them my money for any vehicle they make. And their Badger wasn’t bought by GM; GM just purchased 11% of the company.
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    Anyone considering the Nikola Badger alternative?

    Looks like I made the right decision in canceling my preorder for the Badger - Nikola today admitted that their Nikola One semi shown in a promotional video was rolling down a hill and not under its own power...
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    Video: Preproduction R1T Begin Rolling Off The Line!

    It appears to me that only the brake pad holders were installed on the rears and the (yellow) calipers would be installed at a later time.
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    Video: Preproduction R1T Begin Rolling Off The Line!

    Not necessarily - the wheels on my full size 2016 Ram 1500 Laramie also have five lug bolts.
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    Anyone considering the Nikola Badger alternative?

    This is exactly why I canceled my preorder for the Badger - the difference between Milton and R J is night and day.
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    Poll: Rivian Factory Delivery & Tour

    I’ve been counting on picking up my R1T at the factory ever since I placed my order - and was hoping they would include a factory tour! It’s an 8-1/2 hour drive back to my place in Oklahoma; easy one day drive if I didn’t stop for sightseeing along the way. Which I probably would.
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    New Official Video: Normal, August 2020 | Progress Report | Rivian

    They painted all the assembly robots the same color blue as the pickups - brilliant!
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    R1T accessories & options wish list.

    I have a couple of wants/wishes: 1.) Sentry mode a la Tesla to use the existing cameras on the Rivian as dash cams to record everything while driving and monitor & record activity around the vehicle when parked. 2.) Lockable, secure storage compartment for the center console. Aftermarket...
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    The Composition of Rivian’s R1T Customer Base:

    You need to check into the upcoming Lordstown Endurance BEV pickup - it’s designed to be more of a utilitarian vehicle, and thus might be lacking some of the bells and whistles in which you’re not interested. I disagree with your statement that a long bed is a requirement for a camper shell - I...
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    Ford F-150 Reveal

    I kind of wish you hadn’t posted that reveal video - 700 miles per tank with the new 3.5 Hybrid engine; wireless CarPlay; and free Sync 4 connectivity with OTA updates will just make it that much harder to wait on both the actual R1T and detailed info on its options and features.
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    Rivian Waiting Room: Have you pre-ordered with deposit?

    I have their app which shows pricing - they're at $12.60/hr for both CCS1 and CHAdeMO and $1.25/hr for J1772 at stations near me. Not having ever owned an EV I have no idea if this pricing is good or bad?
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    Rivian Waiting Room: Have you pre-ordered with deposit?

    Francis Energy has built a very good network of charging stations across Oklahoma - not sure if they plan on expanding to other states.
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    Rivian Waiting Room: Have you pre-ordered with deposit?

    Placed my pre-order for the R1T yesterday. I'm in Oklahoma; I'm expecting to fly to Normal for delivery. Well, even if Rivian comes up with a dealership near me I'll still probably opt for factory delivery.
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