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  1. 2025 Standard Pack LFP Battery EPA Test data released. Heat pump confirmed

    Interesting, thanks for posting! Wonder what the price point for LFP standard range will be?
  2. Rivian NACS Adapters begin arriving!

    My R1S delivered in Nov. 2022, VIN 1720, and I've only received the opt-in email. Rivian said they are going by delivery date, so I expect that thousands of R1T's are in line ahead of the early R1S VINs.
  3. Predictions for the Q1 Earnings Call today?

    Yes, but if it is any type of "refresh," they won't promote it until they've sold off existing inventory. I'm still hoping for a broader R1S lineup that reduces entry price (LFP standard battery?) while maintaining avg selling price.
  4. Predictions for the Q1 Earnings Call today?

    From the investor letter: "We believe that the operating plan for our Normal factory at 215,000 units of annual production while executing against our cost efficiency roadmap will allow Rivian to generate positive free cash flow excluding growth capital investments in new production capacity...
  5. Apple & Rivian Reportedly in Partnership Talks

    Agreed. Maybe Apple supplies cash to get GA plant up and running in exchange for long term software/AI partnership? Still seems unlikely, but a guy can dream...
  6. Tesla losing steam in Ca

    Some of this was inevitable. Real competitors finally arrived, and they are gaining EV market share while Tesla loses some. A good chunk of the early adopter crowd is moving away from Tesla now that they have more options. I'm an example of that - we got a R1S without even considering a Model...
  7. What if….Elon is prepping Tesla for sale?

    Yep, X will buy it when it's down to $4.20.
  8. RIVN up up up

    Dunno. I suspect management thinks a lot about capital markets, but sticking it to short sellers on any given day probably isn't high on their priority list.
  9. Entire Tesla Supercharger team fired (Update: Elon Musk says supercharger network growth will continue). ** ⚠️ ADMIN WARNING: NO POLITICS **

    Nice try. Well thought out plans don't culminate with firing hundreds of people without notice in the middle of the night.
  10. Entire Tesla Supercharger team fired (Update: Elon Musk says supercharger network growth will continue). ** ⚠️ ADMIN WARNING: NO POLITICS **

    Even more reason for Rivian to continue the RAN buildout. It's a tough year, but Rivian continues to gain EV market share while Tesla's share falls. Best of luck to Tesla on the AI/FSD/robotaxi/robot gambit, if it ever succeeds it could be amazing. Meanwhile, Rivian can focus on building...
  11. Next gen Rivians should NEVER have the charge port in the rear!

    I think you make a great point! But I remember Rivian saying that placing it in the back saves costs for R2/R3? Maybe they'll reconsider.
  12. Will Rivian ever get FSD?

    I hope not. At least not until FSD reaches true Level 5 autonomy, which IMHO is still many years away (if it ever happens). I bought a Model 3 with Enhanced Auto Pilot in June 2018, then paid to add FSD in spring 2019 when Tesla discounted it to $2,000. I've used FSD sporadically since then...
  13. 2 EV's, 1 Charger or 2 Chargers?

    We have 2 EVs (Model 3 and R1S) and two chargers, each on its own circuit. 99% of our charging for both vehicles is done between 12 am and 6 am, which is our utility's off peak window. My wife puts a lot of miles on the R1S each day, and the second charger helps ensure that the R1S battery is...
  14. ⚡️ Rivian Announces Next Gen RAN Chargers Designed for All EVs

    Rivian announced that NACS will be native starting in 2025. "The North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector used on Superchargers is becoming widely adopted across the industry, so starting in 2025 our vehicles will ship with new, fully integrated NACS hardware."...
  15. Can Rivian follow a time of use plan of this complexity?

    If 8pm to 7am is off peak year round, just set it and forget it, especially if you're able to charge at the max 48A with a Level 2 charger. Our home charging happens nightly between 12 am and 6 am (48A), which is our off peak window, and that's enough to get the battery back to 80% nearly every...
  16. Unpredictable Accelerator

    I own a 2018 Model 3 and 2022 R1S. The R1S pedal requires a bit more travel before you get a response, and I've always assumed this was deliberate calibration on Rivian's part due to the greater size, weight and power of the vehicle. I haven't noticed inconsistencies, but my use cases are...
  17. Got a ticket in my Rivian...

    This is satire, right? Right?????????
  18. Not allowed to speak with management? Say what?!!

    What is a "right to speak with management"? Something in the Constitution? Not sure what the problem is here. You tried haggling over the price of a wall charger and were (not surprisingly) rejected by customer service. Life goes on. Not clear to me if you are still taking delivery of the...
  19. Not looking too good for continued operations beyond 2025

    So you finally caved to fear and doubt. You're only human, don't be too hard on yourself.
  20. My 2019 Tesla MX chargers faster

    Here's how I've always thought about it: In a ICE car, you fill the tank with gallons, not miles. Different cars get different miles per gallon based on weight, shape, efficiency. So a 2024 Yukon GMC gets worse mpg than a 2020 Toyota Highlander despite having "newer tech." EVs are the same...