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    Rivian Reaffirms First Deliveries in June 2021 Via New video!

    I think it's more like 1 truck on June 30th, then 9,999 over the next 183 days. 55 a day. 3.5 trucks an hour. But it'll start slower and ramp up, so by the end of the year it'll be way more than that.
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    Rivian confirms dynamic headlights which move for curves and turns

    Yah, same on my Model X. I assume at least Model S also has this. Don't know about 3 or Y.
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    Speaking Efficiency - How we perceive efficiency in EVs?

    A few points: 1 - As others have pointed out, a *performance SUV that weighs almost 3 tons* pulling over 30mpg equivalent is incredible. 2 - It's not 1/4 of Teslas getting over 40mpg... it's 1/4 of *their* Teslas. Model S and Model 3 are way more efficient. (Yes, not directly relevant WRT...
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    Jeep Wrangler BEV concept coming in March

    Since I was literally reading the details in the link posted by OP, I was confused by your reply. As I scrolled down the page, you see "AMERICAN ADVENTURE ELECTRIFIED" and then a link to read more about the 4xe. When most manufacturers talk about hybrids they literally use the word "hybrid"...
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    Jeep Wrangler BEV concept coming in March

    25 miles on battery power alone. 400 miles using the range extender to burn gas. Yah... Not worried.
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    R1T bed length

    The Bollinger, my dude.
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    Hood Mounted Solar Panels?

    Since my information on this is a combination of incomplete and out of date, I legitimately am hoping you can provide a citation for that. Because I cannot find one. The most recent actual scientific journal article I've been able to find is from 2018 saying 5% per month Noticeably better than...
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    Hood Mounted Solar Panels?

    AFAIK, Teslas are the only ones with cabin overheat protection on by default, and a huge number of Tesla owners live in sunny places where it will kick in. I don't think Tesla owners see that kind of loss when parked in temperate garages (as mentioned, I sure don't!) but that is obviously...
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    Hood Mounted Solar Panels?

    I live in a warm climate. Cabin overheat protection is a god send. Parked outside on a sunny day it's 100% worth the energy use. If the car is parked in the garage in a mild Spring of course its way less than 3.3mi/day. But, of course, in that scenario the solar panels wouldn't be generating...
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    Hood Mounted Solar Panels?

    The thread starter was for just the hood. I stand by my statement. And not for Rivian, either. It would increase R&D time and cost, significantly increase manufacturing cost, add weight to an already heavy vehicle, add insurance cost (solar panels are way more expensive than just sheet metal)...
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    Hood Mounted Solar Panels?

    Solar panels aren't magic. They actually barely make any electricity. They work on house roofs because there's SOOOOOO MUCH SURFACE AREA. But on a vehicle, there's simply not enough to make it worthwhile - Not even to offset drain while leaving the truck parked for long periods of time.
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    Rivian pic on Wallbox website

    I see you're new to the Internet. Welcome!
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    Rivian pic on Wallbox website

    Note this install is outdoors. It could be as simple as "this is what a beautiful sunset looks like reflected off of just about any white car"
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    Why are you buying your Rivian?

    - We need a truck - We're on our second BEV right now, and have almost certainly bought our last ICE vehicle - Our next BEV should have more range than our current Model X (rated 300mi) I *like* the Cybertruck, but I also like the Rivian. We have deposits down on both, and the original plan was...
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    Real Photos & Videos

    Long standing requirements for brake lights at night is: - Tail lights get brighter when brake is applied - A center brake light that is completely off when the brakes are *not* applied turns on when the brakes *are* applied. "Tail light bar" is pretty non standard, but still works.
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    What We Know - Collecting Information Directly From Rivian

    Exactly. Let me know when I can use Waze, Apple Music, my 3rd party podcast app, and pressing the voice assistant button in the car activates Siri instead of Alexa. You do all those then I'll stop bitching at you about avoiding CarPlay. That is... until the next favorite app that support...
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    Two Rivian R1T spotted driving next to Model X

    This framing is amusing. Because on 280 - especially this stretch of 280 - You're more likely to be next to a Model X than any type of pickup... or even a Civic/Accord/Corolla/Camry, etc etc.
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    What We Know - Collecting Information Directly From Rivian

    More like "What are you giving me for interacting with the assistant I use to manage my life, and my home, and for the apps that already exist on my devices and will literally never exist on yours, and to manage *my* personal data on my trusted private device?" Android Auto and Car Play are...
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    Poll on additional cost for 400 mile version

    You don't hurt these batteries by charging them all the way. You hurt them by leaving them fully charged for a period of time. Nobody knows what Rivian's battery management will be like. But in our Model X we have the flexibility to usually charge to 85% (only need to every 3 or 4 days), but...
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    Poll on additional cost for 400 mile version

    As long as you're not towing, you will comfortably be able to make a 256mi round trip as long as you charge to 100% before you leave. I'd even strongly wager that in cold, snowy winter months in upstate NY, it won't even be an issue. I would also strongly wager that you would NOT want to try...


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