Pretty sure that by 140 miles in 20 minutes Rivian does not mean 140 miles of range at 70 mph. It will probably be 140 EPA miles at best possible charging conditions.
I don't count on more than 110-120 interstate miles charge in 20 minutes.
I think it's definitely good value for the money, however with with max charge rate of 55 kW it's mostly suitable to drive around city. Super Cruise is mostly useful on road trips in my opinion, so it doesn't go quite well with this charge rate.
I'd probably choose ID.4 at this point. With...
In my region there is not much difference between Tesla SC and EA network - location wise. However most SCs are 150 kW while EA's location are 350 kW, which for vehicle like Rivian should matter.
Assuming that charging at SC would be possible, most probably I wouldn't even bother to get an...
For this specific route you should be good with Rivian even today if you're OK in model X.
EA has almost identical spacing of chargers along I-40. And whereas all SCs outside of Nashville are 150 kW, all EA locations have 350 kW chargers.
That's great news Ryan!
Are locations known at this point? If not is it safe to assume that they will be installed along the corridors outlined here?
I hope this will be the case. All budget friendly cars coming this year can charge at or close to 150kW rate-VW ID.4, Ford Mach-E, Nissan Ariya. Hyundai Ioniq 5 will probably be capable to charge at even higher rates. And this is already this year and at the lower end of EV price range.
Got ya. I see it will basically have an outlet providing up to 3.5 kW vs Rivian's ~1.6kW. It will also support 220V. Nice.
Personally it doesn't make much difference for me as I'm not in a market for a compact hatchback.
I also don't have any deal breakers at this point. The major disappointment is lack of Android Auto.
For now the only possible deal breakers I can think about are:
1. No proper blind spot monitoring system in side mirrors
2. No 360 top-down camera view
3. Service center further than 45 minute...