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  1. SpinDoc7

    Wired Magazine Profile: Rivian Wants to Bring Electric Trucks to the Masses

    Good article. An article in today's Wired: https://www.wired.com/story/rivian-race-design-all-electric-pickup-truck/ Rivian Wants to Bring Electric Trucks to the Masses
  2. SpinDoc7

    Rivian expects some delay & updates with video progress report from Normal plant

    Exactly. Looks like they're doing employees right, and the employees are supporting the company in return.
  3. SpinDoc7

    Rivian expects some delay & updates with video progress report from Normal plant

    Updated with statement from Rivian: Before shutting down the factory, they made a video report of the progress at the plant for its internal teams:
  4. SpinDoc7

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

    A bit ago I was watching the YouTube video with Mark Vinnels, Rivian’s exec dir for engineering, speaking with Jonny Smith for Fully Charged.com at the LA auto show. Mark mentions that 90% of the parts for Rivians are made in America. Good news for the supply chain and production.
  5. SpinDoc7

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

    Here's another viewpoint that suggests there may be opportunities to enhance EV production as society copes with the pandemic. https://insideevs.com/news/404607/video-coronavirus-global-ev-production/
  6. SpinDoc7

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

    Update March 20, 2020: Per Rivian, at 12:30PM Pacific: Original post: From Twitter. So far...So good, I guess? Fingers crossed.
  7. SpinDoc7

    What's up Delaware and Vermont — R1T most anticipated vehicle

    PartCatalog.com discovered by analyzing geotagged Twitter data the most anticipated vehicles for 2020 in states across the U.S.. Electric vehicles are the most anticipated in 12 states. Rivian has the most people in line for its R1T electric pickup truck in Delaware and Vermont.
  8. SpinDoc7

    Rivian invests $750 million in Normal plant

    Total plant investment is up to $750 million. More details from WGLT about the Rivian plant in Normal https://www.wglt.org/post/750-million-rivians-investment-normal-manufacturing-plant#stream/0
  9. SpinDoc7

    Rivian customers share thoughts about preordering a vehicle

    No real news, but interesting what others are thinking, and why they preordered. Article: https://www.wglt.org/post/rivians-pre-order-customers-environment-key-and-so-are-questions-about-charging#stream/0 WGLT interviews five Rivian pre-order customers from across the country to reveal a...
  10. SpinDoc7

    Podcast with RJ and Rivian COO Jim Morgan

    Not sure. Looks like they post the new episodes every Monday but they don’t list anywhere that they’ll be available at a specific time. I would just keep visiting the site Monday at the link to check. Would imagine it would be sometime in the AM.
  11. SpinDoc7

    Podcast with RJ and Rivian COO Jim Morgan

    Updated with the full podcast: This seems like it should be worth a listen. Cool. http://ow.ly/MyGO50ykrPz
  12. SpinDoc7

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

    RJ on the cover of Forbes — not a bad look. Not bad at all. The article also has a nice video embedded. Similar to the 'Adventurous Forever' video series Rivian rolled out last week.
  13. SpinDoc7

    Adventurous Forever video series launched by Rivian

    Every time I see a close-in shot of the cells in the pack, this old SNL clip springs to mind. Anyone else? ;-) https://www.metatube.com/en/videos/303056/SNL-Julia-Louis-Dreyfus-Does-Commercial-For-Battery-Operated-Mercedes-AA-Class-Car/
  14. SpinDoc7

    Interview video from San Fran with Brian Gase, R.J.

    Point taken. Still, these YouTubers do manage occasionally to extract some interesting info, e.g. the details about Alexa, skid plate options, etc. I don’t think we’re going to see “professional” auto journos/websites involved until Rivian starts giving test drives, hopefully later this year.
  15. SpinDoc7

    Napa-area California stop Campovelo 2020 in May

    Appears the R1T and R1S May be making an exhibit stop here.
  16. SpinDoc7

    Interview video from San Fran with Brian Gase, R.J.

    Brian mentions (6:18) they will offer optional skid plates front and rear for optimum offroad protection.
  17. SpinDoc7

    Interview video from San Fran with Brian Gase, R.J.

    Here's a well-done video posted from the San Fran event interviewing Rivian engineer Brian Gase, and R.J. Brian explains how Alexa integration will work and R.J. talks about branded chargers — the Rivian Adventure Network. Thanks to Tesla Raj for posting.
  18. SpinDoc7

    Attending Fully Charged Live in Austin?

    I’m a little bummed by this development — it appears Jonny Smith has left Fully Charged and gone independent via his @carpervert YouTube channel. Still great talent/presenter but always enjoy he and @bobbyllew together, hope this doesn’t hurt Fully Charged brand going forward.
  19. SpinDoc7

    Rivian invests $750 million in Normal plant

    Construction has begun on battery shops at the southeast and southwest corners of the facility. A third permit — $14.7 million to P.J. Hoerr, Normal — is for a battery assembly and cell storage facility...
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