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    Charging station as a hook

    With the short time needed to fill a gas tank this was never a thought in the past. Now that we are facing significant charging times fresh ideas like this offer a lot of opportunity for small business and attractions that they did not have before. Plus it gives us something to do while we...
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    Disney+ Options

    Since I have ample access to media/apps with smartphone/Surface/Nook there is no reason I would want to have anything like Disney+ integrated in my new truck.
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    Rivian R1T Colors - Previews

    Also it would be nice if you could get most of the color options WITHOUT and upcharge.
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    Rivian R1T Colors - Previews

    I agree. Plus, since I don't want a huge chunk of hot glass above my head a solar panel would be a perfect replacement!
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    Rivian Takes On Direct Sales Battle in Several States

    The way I understand it, the states are protecting the Dealers - not the big 3. That is the same reason you can't buy them online. I interviewed with a startup several years ago that was trying to get an online vehicle sales system built for GM - it never went anywhere. I was told it was...
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    More Rivian Local Meet & Greet Events this Spring / Summer

    I would really like to see a private event in Metro Detroit before August where reservation holders can at least sit in the vehicles (a test drive would be great) and perhaps get more concrete information about them. I really want to see the truck I have had a deposit on for over a year, but...
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    (Bed) size matters

    That is a question I have as well. I occasionally transport my sport touring motorcycle (600+ lbs) in the bed of my Canyon with the rear tire sitting on the leading edge of the open tailgate. As the R1T bed is shorter (according to all specs currently available) the rear tire is going to be...
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    Lower than previously announced pricing coming according to Reuters (69k for mid range)!

    I agree - but there are a couple more factors I see that could be driving the price down: First, there is the Ford investment that may allow some technology and manufacturing process sharing that could save production costs. Then you have the huge Amazon order which will allow Rivian to spread...
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    Colorado Senate passes bill allowing EV sales directly from manufacturer to consumer

    I can buy everything else online - why not my next vehicle?
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    GMC Hummer EV teaser video - 1,000 HP and 11,500 ft lbs

    It is appealing to be able to get an E truck at my local GMC dealer...
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    The Rivian Demographic??

    And there are probably a lot of others like me, over 60 and only somewhat (kayak/motorcycle/bicycle) outdoor adventure oriented, that just want to replace their ICE pickup with and electric. I make power on my roof - may as well use it in my vehicle!
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    EV versus ICE Cost of Ownership calculator

    You can't do a meaningful total cost of ownership analysis when comparing an $85,000 Rivian against a $48,000 Tacoma when the largest component of ownership is depreciation. Plug in any $85,000 ICE truck that has comparable amenities and performance (or at least closer performance to the Rivian...
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    (Bed) size matters

    Add me to your minority... The R1T is about at the max length I am willing to live with.
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    Gear Tunnel and Frunk size

    I agree - the lift over may be a problem for all but light gear. However, I have not physically stood there to get a feel for the angles, so my opinion may change when I finally get to see one in person.
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    Rivian R1T Colors - Previews

    From the first time I saw the photos of the R1S and R1T, I have wanted to see the R1T in green, and have been thinking that would be the color I order. A darker shade of green would be ok also, like BRG - especially if it is metallic. The copper is intriguing also, but I would have to see one...
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    What would you like to see on your new Rivian or from the Rivian company??

    Since we are dealing with a clean sheet approach, I would love to see someone finally integrate the GPS/map functionality with weather radar forecasting. Let the user configure a route from point A to point B and show projected weather radar along the route. Include the option of showing real...
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    Rivian May Introduce Swappable Module System (Check Our Previews Inside)

    This is a great idea. I hope the structural design for multi-configuration gets baked in from the beginning even if the various versions are not available from the start of production.
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    Take away from NY Auto Show (pics)

    You can take matters into your own hands a bit by just installing a solar array and generating your own clean power. The new house I am building in northern Michigan has a 14 KW fixed roof array that went active onto the grid in early February and has generated over 6.6 MWh so far - even with...
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    Thoughts on Glass Roof?

    I've had many sunroof/moonroofs and even a couple of removeable roof panels and T tops (going way back for that). I rarely ever open/removed them. Just an extra opportunity for extra cost/weight/squeaks/heat, etc. Make my R1T roof fixed steel please!
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