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.
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.
No real news, but interesting what others are thinking, and why they preordered.
WGLT interviews five Rivian pre-order customers from across the country to reveal a...
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.
Every time I see a close-in shot of the cells in the pack, this old SNL clip springs to mind. Anyone else? ;-)
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.
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.
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.
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...