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    Hummer Copies Rivian: No Wonder GM & Rivian Couldn't Reach a Deal

    Right? The sad thing is, chevy has the great Volt drivetrain (I've owned gen 1 and gen 2 volt, the gen 2 is great) which would make a perfect powertrain for the Colorado and then they would have the only small phev pickup in the world. One benefit I've long held as well that they don't take...
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    Hummer Copies Rivian: No Wonder GM & Rivian Couldn't Reach a Deal

    Agree so much. All styling aside, from a purely monetary to performance perspective, the Rivian has them beat if pricing comes in where we expect. 4 motor 135kwh (300 mile?) Rivian vs 2 motor maybe 105kwh? 250mile hummer. And all the premium features get removed for that $80k. No removable...
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    Hummer Copies Rivian: No Wonder GM & Rivian Couldn't Reach a Deal

    I was aghast after watching the reveal. Going in, I was planning on ordering the Hummer ev just due to the $100 cost. But then the reveal, and my resultant thoughts... 1. Styling is like an h3 and avalanche had a baby, and then someone did a wheelchair conversion on it (the belly hangs down a...
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    SF Bay Area Rivian Adventure Owners?

    I am absolutely on board with you, I’ve only done some mild off-roading but looking forward to some ev off-road adventures. I have a cybertruck and r1s res, and I’m compiling a list of awesome trails, probably the most ambitious of which is black bear pass and imagene in Colorado. It would be so...
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    Lordstown getting promoted

    Unsprung weight is bad, and 4 hub motors worth could make it ride terribly. Plus the speed limit of 80mph- I wonder what the efficiency will be like at highway speeds. For sure it’s a cool concept, no drive components at all beyond the wheel hubs really simplifies things and makes the potential...
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    2023 Ford F-150 EV Aiming for Big Power, Small Maintenance Costs

    Would be cool, but entirely too expensive considering the ranger is currently the base level cheap pickup and the Rivian skateboard with 4 motors is quite expensive. I also agree on the f150, the switch to EV necessitates the switch to transverse motor arrangement, which currently has only...
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    Rivian, PLEASE Fix This!

    Either way, there's absolutely no way this is going to be like that, in the production vehicle. Gotta be a sensor for testing. That said, it would be smart to tuck it up with a zip tie or something so people on the forum don't notice it and make a big deal about it :D I really hope they keep...
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    Rivian, PLEASE Fix This!

    I took these in january
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    Rivian, PLEASE Fix This!

    Prototype. This was not on either vehicle that Rivian was showing to the public, and will most definitely not be on the production vehicle. Its gotta be a sensor for testing.
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    Video: R1T Towing 11k lbs up high grades at 118º F -- Hot Weather Towing | Progress Report by Rivian

    That said (and I know you could calculate it) even without a trailer the grapevine kills batteries, a full 50 mile volt battery goes dead in 10 miles or so of uphill. I haven't done it in a full electric car, but having DC fast charging stations at the base of steep long grades should certainly...
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    Video: R1T Towing 11k lbs up high grades at 118º F -- Hot Weather Towing | Progress Report by Rivian

    I understand what. you are saying, and I personally only tow a few thousand pounds at most, but if you drive i5 a few times up and down cali you would understand the frustration at big rig drivers going way faster than they are allowed yet far slower than traffic, causing huge traffic pileups on...
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    Email update on Rivian Configurator, Financing, Brand Store

    I'm not a Tesla fanboy by any means, but I appreciate a quality company when I see one. Sure, smaller is better (and more efficient due to lighter weight) and the world is trending towards a crossover look ("I have a minivan but I don't have a minivan"), less powerful... sure, a model s p100d...
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    Email update on Rivian Configurator, Financing, Brand Store

    Is anyone in their right mind really cross shopping a Rivian and Mach e? The model Y, sure, because its better than a Mach e and essentially the same car but a year earlier to the party. But the r1t and r1s will be the first off road capable production Ev's on the market, and it looks like the...
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    Video: R1T Towing 11k lbs up high grades at 118º F -- Hot Weather Towing | Progress Report by Rivian

    But do you honestly want to be sitting there at 50mph when you've got 750hp (or 1000hp) or so under your foot and you REALLY want to get into it and go the same speed as all the other traffic going up the hill? I get it, this video is for public consumption and they don't want to break speed...
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    Video: R1T Towing 11k lbs up high grades at 118º F -- Hot Weather Towing | Progress Report by Rivian

    There’s a couple things I would add: lucid has all of a sudden released their car and teasers of the suv, with apparently incredible efficiency and buckets of power (1200hp or so between the single front and single rear motor?!) unless rivian is still iterating and improving, after Tesla...
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    Video: Preproduction R1T Begin Rolling Off The Line!

    Here are 2 photos I took at the January event, you can pretty clearly see how much bed space it takes up, and keep in mind the bed has a rolling hard cover that folds up against the cab as well.
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    Video: Preproduction R1T Begin Rolling Off The Line!

    Yup, add another 800lb give or take for the 180kwh pack, that’s heavy duty truck weight territory.
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    Video: Preproduction R1T Begin Rolling Off The Line!

    Molded plastic vs stitched leather, and they aren’t the same shape either. One looks like a 997 Porsche airbag, the other looks like a 992, properly modern and elegant. Hopefully all these new plastic pieces are just placeholders and not production pieces for a “stripped down” version. If the...
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    Video: Preproduction R1T Begin Rolling Off The Line!

    Worried about the steering wheel, one of the most important parts of the car. I went to the mill valley event in Person and the prototype wheel looks greatn, but this version appears quite different from all the concepts to date. Or maybe it’s just me. The airbag looks so different on this...


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