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  1. C.R. Rivian

    20” All-Terrain or 22” Sport wheel upgrade included - Which is better 20 or 22

    I changed from 21 to 22. Range is the key consideration for me and I am assuming that the 22 will have better range impact than the 20. I know the 21 was optimized for range, but the idea of not being able to get a replacement because of constraints on a unique tire does not seem like a good...
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    R1T versus F150 Hybrid/Electric...

    My Niro EV sometimes exceeds the rated range.
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    Rivian Amazon Van starts deliveries making lots of noise

    Tesla is doing that...fart noises and goat sounds are popular...I'd go with the goats...
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    Rivian Amazon Van starts deliveries making lots of noise

    No disputing, but strange because the regs have been in place for years.
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    PNW Roll Call

    Olympia, R1T LE
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    R1T bed length

    I had a Honda Ridgeline with the optional bed extender. The bed extender created a new wall (kind of a grate) at the back of a lowered tailgate. Worked well. Maybe we'll see something like that, hope so.
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    Rivian Amazon Van starts deliveries making lots of noise

    the issue is loud enough, but not too loud. My Kia Niro 2019 is loud enough; it makes a kind of musical warble, not obnoxious. It has alerted people in parking lots. Niro EV forums report that the 2020 version wakes the neighbors. A better standard is in order.
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    Rivian Amazon Van starts deliveries making lots of noise

    I have a 2019 Kia Niro EV. The sound is not obnoxious and seems loud enough to get people's attention in parking lots. At least that's my experience. Lots of people with the 2020 model, however, say that the sound is way too loud and have done a lot with kill switches. Hoping the R1t is more...
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    VW ID.4 pre-orders now live - $100 deposit, deliveries starting Q1 2021

    Towing on the rwd is way puny (2200lbs). The 4 wheel drive has more towing capacity (2700lbs), but neither has serious towing chops. Nothing wrong with being just a car, of course. I have a Kia Niro EV that is great for running around but the Rivian, for me, is for other stuff...boondocking...
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    Bed step

    Have wondered if there will be a step solution involving the gooseneck hinge on the tailgate but have not seen anything like that. There is an issue here, for sure.
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    R1T Overland Rig Possibilities

    interesting...keeps the under bed spare tire area free for stuff
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    Video: R1T Towing 11k lbs up high grades at 118º F -- Hot Weather Towing | Progress Report by Rivian

    My Kia Niro EV has a heat pump. I don't see a 30% reduction in miles. Admittedly, temps here have been mostly in the 40's, but still. Since Kia and Hyundai are essentially the same company (Hyundai bought Kia a few years ago), I would expect to see somewhat similar tech in their cars. Is your...
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    Newcomer possible future R1T owner

    Given the investment made in the company by major players (Amazon, Ford, others) and the fact that Amazon has contracted to purchase 100,000 EV delivery vans from the company, I think Rivian is a good bet.
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    Am I going to get any answers on leathers or fabrics??

    well, I guess you probably won't see this, but, for me, if I have to get seat covers in a few years, OK...maybe the vegan stuff will last, though. The vegan thing is a clear marketing issue (well, maybe the designers are sincere). VW is also going vegan seating for the id4 ev. In their case...
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    Software and Rivian App wishlist

    I am not sure how Car Play is not proprietary...well, not specific to a particular vehicle, of course, but it does only run on Apple. Putting that quibble aside, I can currently change audio sources without touching anything and expect the same on the Rivian. I do agree that choice is good. In...
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    Software and Rivian App wishlist

    yep, but thought it best to show what is currently do-able.
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    Software and Rivian App wishlist

    This isn't exactly software, but related. 5G will be available within the life of the car. From Business Insider: <<Speed In most conversations about 5G, speed is often the spec that is used to differentiate it from 4G. And that makes sense, since each cellular generation has been...
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    Software and Rivian App wishlist

    From Amazon: Add Alexa to your car - Connects to the Alexa app on your phone and plays through your car’s speakers via auxiliary input or your smartphone’s Bluetooth connection. Includes Vent Mount. Designed for the road - With 8 microphones and far-field technology, Echo Auto can hear you over...
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    Software and Rivian App wishlist

    Bluetooth is key here. Echo Auto supports any Bluetooth connection and provides platform independent access to Amazon streaming services and Alexa services on your phone. Audible, another Amazon product, also connects to any Bluetooth. I agree that developers won't put time into small niche...
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    Software and Rivian App wishlist

    Amazon has done a pretty good job with their approach...lots of access to music and video on lots of different platforms (Windows, Android, Mac and their own branch of android). Think we are going to be OK here. Something to be said for not so proprietary.