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  1. SASSquatch

    Watch out Rivian - Here comes Jeep - Jeep Avenger EV Review

    Count me in as a former Jeep owner who isn't going to give them the benefit of the doubt on the electrification front. However, I think other analysts have pointed out that if there was going to be serious competition for Rivian - it would likely come from Jeep who is going to compete in the...
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    4 new Rivian Waypoint Chargers installed in Naperville IL @ Tru by Hilton

    Federal government funds are only available to Tesla, Rivian, and any other auto manufacturer if they make their networks open to the general public which defeats the exclusivity of that network. Tesla received loans from the US government with favorable terms which they paid back. Tesla and...
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    4 new Rivian Waypoint Chargers installed in Naperville IL @ Tru by Hilton

    Let's get our facts straight. Utilizing a destination charger doesn't help you when you are on a road trip and need to charge to reach your next destination. Those are convenient if you are staying overnight (they are usually at hotels or businesses and limited to patrons of those businesses)...
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    Matchbox Rivian R1T is Released!

    The markups as a percentage of the actual cost of the Matchbox are orders of magnitude more than the markups on the ACTUAL R1T. Looks like Matchbox is getting screwed out of even more profit than Rivian is with the resellers.
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    Florida Limestone R1T, Ocean Coast, 21”Road Wheels

    Very sorry that you are parting with your truck. I second @COdogman. Very fair price. I am sure it will sell fast. Also, excellent taste pairing the Limestone with OC interior. Good luck.
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    Matchbox Rivian R1T is Released!

    I know, right? I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers that the doors and trunks opened. Looking at the Matchbox R1T and I'm not impressed at all relative to what I remember as a kid. They don't make them like the used to applies to Matchbox as well....
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    Officially Unofficial R1T Power Tonneau Cover Redesign Gossip Thread

    Congrats on having a working cover - looks like you and your power tonneau cover...slipped through the cracks!
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    4 new Rivian Waypoint Chargers installed in Naperville IL @ Tru by Hilton

    The key point you made is that you are connecting to a destination charger - you can't connect to a Tesla fast charger. Tesla only considered opening those up (and they still haven't) when their network was practically ubiquitous. Right now, Rivian has orders of magnitude more cars on the...
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    4 new Rivian Waypoint Chargers installed in Naperville IL @ Tru by Hilton

    Couldn't agree more. The exclusivity, much like what the Tesla network offers Tesla, is a big reason ppl will consider a Rivian. As a non-Tesla EV owner for the past 6 years, I have looked at the Tesla network longingly. I don't do road trips in my EV because I have had such bad experiences...
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    Quality of factory installed Xpel PPF?

    Based on what @[email protected] has said in another thread, it is done at Normal, but by XPEL folks (or folks trained by XPEL).
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    Lift kit to support larger tires on R1T?

    Beyond the issues with the suspension - bigger tires would likely severely impact handling and range and you'd feel it much more than you would lifting an ICE vehicle.
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    4 new Rivian Waypoint Chargers installed in Naperville IL @ Tru by Hilton

    That's a very sharp looking Polestar. How do you like it?
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    4 new Rivian Waypoint Chargers installed in Naperville IL @ Tru by Hilton

    I hear you, but Rivian also needs to make sure that they are providing adequate charging capacity to the growing number of Rivian R1 vehicles they are putting on the road. Rivian introduced the adventure network as being exclusive to Rivian vehicles. If they make the decision to open it to the...
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    4 new Rivian Waypoint Chargers installed in Naperville IL @ Tru by Hilton

    Did you see the twitter poll regarding whether the Rivian Adventure Network (CCS) should be open to the public? I am deeply divided on this. In principle, having as many people who have EVs be able to access EV charging seems like the right thing to do, but the moment I roll up to a Rivian...
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    4 new Rivian Waypoint Chargers installed in Naperville IL @ Tru by Hilton

    Great to see Rivian expanding out the network. Glad to also see an R1T charging on that waypoint charger. Wonder what it would be like to show up to that hotel and all of those chargers are taken up by Teslas. :)
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    Officially Unofficial R1T Power Tonneau Cover Redesign Gossip Thread

    We have the same configuration minus the max pack. I was originally a max pack reservation holder but I ended up switching to the large pack to try and get a truck sometime in the next year. I also decided that I'm just not going to realistically tow with this vehicle and the range of the...
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    Officially Unofficial R1T Power Tonneau Cover Redesign Gossip Thread

    Thank you for the report @1shadowsabre. And bummer for those hoping to still get a power tonneau so that they can at least get the replacement. What did you think of the R1T on your first mile drive? What color was it, if you don't mind me asking? Alex, from AlexonAutos mentioned in his...
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    XPEL Rivian Factory PPF Q&A -- by XPEL

    Does anyone have proof-of-life of @[email protected]? We haven't seen him in this thread in a very long time. Has anyone heard anything regarding the full satin PPF application at the factory option?
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    Alex on Autos' Follow-Up After Selling His R1T

    I'm late to the party but thank you to @ads75 for posting Alex's excellent and REAL review. It strikes me that since he didn't cut-the-line, he's not motivated to sound like a marketing video like some purported '"reviewers." For me personally, the Phantom Drain issue is a big deal and is...
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