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  1. skyote

    BEV & Battery Wars: Rivian, SDI, GM, Chinese, S. Korean & Global Rivalry

    The Amazon deal definitely provided significant supply chain leverage. I also believe that could be part of the reason the prices on R1T/R1S were lowered.
  2. skyote

    Why are you buying your Rivian?

    If you were using IR illuminators, that was night vision. Thermal is a whole different ballgame. Personally, I have a thermal spotter & Gen3+ NV scope that has better resolution.
  3. skyote

    Bidirectional home chargers

    Probably depends on control protocol. Might not be compatible (and definitely not optimal) with vehicle to grid.
  4. skyote

    Rivian Shuts Down All Facilities to Slow Spread of COVID-19 / Coronavirus

    Construction work is still in progress: https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/photos-social-distance-takes-on-real-meaning-as-workers-build/collection_88059f2c-dec2-5490-9915-0662b6cc3eac.html
  5. skyote

    Crude Oil

    Looks like most here are in the same camp as me. It's the other benefits of an EV, in a vehicle I really want to own; environmental friendliness is an added bonus.
  6. skyote

    What we might see in that configurator: Options, Launch Edition, etc...

    There was job posting(s) for EVSE engineers, so I believe it's a real possibility for Rivian to release a home charger. If not, I'm certain that there will be an option through the partnership with Amazon.
  7. skyote

    Good Forbes Article on Rivian - production number estimates and vehicle servicing mentioned

    Over 250K *at its peak, and those were smaller vehicles
  8. skyote

    Rivian Shuts Down All Facilities to Slow Spread of COVID-19 / Coronavirus

    When did you preorder? We can only speculate at the moment, but the configurator might be providing production estimates.
  9. skyote

    BEV & Battery Wars: Rivian, SDI, GM, Chinese, S. Korean & Global Rivalry

    Most people don't remember floppy disks in general, much less the 8"-ers. Probably not even many 5.25s, even if they saw 3.5 not-so-floppies. I guess a lot of us older techies are a prime market for Rivian?
  10. skyote

    Why are you buying your Rivian?

    On road performance & off road capability. Near silence & no exhaust fumes is a bonus for hunting/wildlife viewing. Reliability, maintenance, & "green" are all just an added bonus.
  11. skyote

    New app for Tesla owners -- Would you like to see something like this for Rivian?

    Definitely appears that we have our fair share of techies on this forum! ;)
  12. skyote

    Tesla Truck Unveiling 11/21

    Tesla "commitments" have not always matched reality.
  13. skyote

    New app for Tesla owners -- Would you like to see something like this for Rivian?

    Very cool app, with a number of compelling capabilities. I would hope that Rivian supports API access to this type of data as well, possibly in the same or similar format to Tesla, to allow interop with this app. Or maybe in a Rivian-branded app, whether through partnership or built in house.
  14. skyote

    GMC Hummer EV teaser video - 1,000 HP and 11,500 ft lbs

    Which would be a mistake. Probably capitulating to oil & gas interests. The US should continue producing oil & gas (for export!), while working to lead the world in renewable & EV tech, and encouraging as much domestic adoption as possible. We currently have an economic advantage over other...
  15. skyote

    GMC Hummer EV teaser video - 1,000 HP and 11,500 ft lbs

    I believe that market incentive is more effective than regulation, whether it is on the supply or the demand side. Provide an economic reason for manufacturers or consumers to behave in ways that will reach your goals. Regulation leads to bureaucracy & unnecessary overhead/costs that do not...
  16. skyote

    GMC Hummer EV teaser video - 1,000 HP and 11,500 ft lbs

    It's also OK to set standards & then exceed them. Why set a regulation too strict, to the possible detriment of your company & employees?
  17. skyote

    GMC Hummer EV teaser video - 1,000 HP and 11,500 ft lbs

    Because they manufacture more than zero emmissions vehicles. Instead of the cost & complexity of navigating varying compliance requirements, there should be a single standard. I've encountered this in other industries & it becomes unmanageable fast. One of those things that sounds great in...
  18. skyote

    GMC Hummer EV teaser video - 1,000 HP and 11,500 ft lbs

    Lots of interesting info here. 13 different vehicles (10 on display at this event) Hummer SUV & Truck Proprietary battery tech w/ BMS per module & ability to use different chemistries in a single pack GM-built electric motors...
  19. skyote

    When Did You Pre-Order Your Rivian?

    Yes, please be disgruntled & cancel. As long as you made your reservation before mine...
  20. skyote

    Disney+ Options

    I believe the infotainment system is Android-based IIRC, so it should be possible. If so, it just depends on how open Rivian allows it to be for specific apps.
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