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    What If?

    Where do I start. 1- The car would open its trunk by itself, I took it for repairs, and they told me to uninstall the app and keep my FOB as far as possible. I went shopping after work, the trunk opened while I was in the store, and my laptop was stolen. I troubleshooted the car myself and found...
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    What If?

    I'll never buy a tesla again at any price, and I am not a fan of GM's who package, they do not produce EVs that seem interesting to me. The only way I would back out of my R1S is if Toyota/Lexus release a 7 seater EV that is under 202 inches in length, and has Solid State Battery; that seems...
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    Rivian R1T crash test video, photos, analysis

    I am not going to dismiss the concern, because at the end of the day you need to feel comfortable in the car. Personally, I am not concerned as the deformity means force that escaped the crumble zone was absorbed by the A-pillar, and not the passenger. Now, is that by design? I sure hope so...
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    R1T climbing steep grade - video posted by RJ

    Well since this is the same base recipe for R1S as well, this these clips convinced me to take up off-roading as a new hobby!
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    New Tesla Model S/X

    If Tesla does not improve the build quality, and Rivian ( and other manufacturers ) are able to offer better quality, there would be no concern. After my horrid experiences with 2 different Model S, I will never touch a Tesla again. 500miles range does me no good if I am going to spend half of...
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    Toyota - First to Commercialize Solid State Batteries?

    Toyota is a major manufacturer with a high quality product and a premium Lexus brand, so it always seemed odd they had a negative stance on BEVs, given they introduced the RAV4EV and Hybrids is their forte. But looking more into the official press releases, they seemed to always hint that...
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    Any Chicagoans have an idea of what our sales tax will be?

    Well if you want to save few bucks to lower your tax, register it in dupage county instead of cook.
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    Retractable Folding Mirrors

    Oh boy, do not get me started on the front sensors on my 2013, I had to put one of those lasers in my garage, between that and the mirrors, pulling into my garage was like playing Tetris, on expert mode!
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    Illinois peeps. Anybody know what's up with custom EV plates?

    Well they recently started charging about 250/year for the EV plates, and you will be stuck with them. I had a casual conversation with a policeman once, and he told me the EV plates makes it easier for them to spot violators who park in EV specific spots or carpool lanes.
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    Rivian Launches New Website: Updated Prices, Launch Edition, Timing, Colors and More!

    It would not baffle you if you were in my shoes, I left few details out of the original post. I currently use Tesla S with rear facing seats, the rear facing seats have a height limit for the children who can use them, i got 4 kids, and 3 of them are triplets, the extra wait time means the...
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    Rivian Launches New Website: Updated Prices, Launch Edition, Timing, Colors and More!

    Maybe Rivian shot themselves in the foot here, mainly for people who have a family of 6+ and must have 7 seats with the longest possible range for frequent out of state family travel? Until now, we thought that the 135KW was the longest range available with 7 seats, while the 180KW wasn't...
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    Retractable Folding Mirrors

    Actually the first batch to Tesla Model S did NOT have folding mirrors, my 2013 did not have it, while my 2016 does. So I still think it is a valid question/concern, because not having folding mirrors was a nightmare for me.
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    Find your Rivian Order Number & Post it Here!

    R1S Order date : June/12/2020 Order# 50686
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    Anyone worried?

    For #2, I completely understand where you are coming from, and if I was buying the vehicle for heavy duty work, frequently long commutes, or towing capabilities, I would be just as concerned as you and most of R1T hopefuls. For $4, Ford seems like the contender, but I think Ford also uses some...
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    Anyone worried?

    Everyone wishes the same thing, but at no point should the publicity of a person deter them from being criticized. As far as I am concerned, he might be better fit for AP software that RJ, but the realm of software and car manufacturing are not apples to apples. The coupling of both intensified...
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    How Rivian will Rollout the R1T Lineup

    True, I would probably assume that largest battery pack is what is meant. As for the 3rd row, I think I did not state my point clearly, my bad. I meant to say that since both model will be sharing a lot of characteristics, it seems logical ( to me at least ) that the R1T and the 2 row R1S...
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    Gasp... pure touch interfaces aren't what consumers want

    I looked into this deeply once, I was afraid something will happen to mine. The screen they used is Industrial grade, this sounds good, right? Apparently no, this is very bad as automotive screen must pass a lot more stringent tests which is why they are expensive; which is also why mainstream...
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    Anyone worried?

    It is going to be hard to quote 15 posts so I will pick the ones I could remember :) 1- Updates from the CEO/Owner : Yes, I really would like to see more updates on timelines, sometimes even if they say " We do not know yet" it's better than nothing. The online configuration should be here, and...
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    How Rivian will Rollout the R1T Lineup

    For the point of why the top end tier is coming first and why this might/might not be true. The top tier model usually has the highest profit margins, but the backlog might be more limited than we think it is, however keep in mind that the top tier model does not have 3rd row seating, while...
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    Tesla, Rivian in court over trade secrets

    This can also be a scare tactic, to deter any future plans to do something like that. The legal cost to Tesla is nothing compared to have their intellectual property leaking out. With all that being said, the EV space right now is tight, its the new thing and employees who are smart and...