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    Test Drive 2021

    81% of those deaths were people aged 65 and older. For them, additional precautions are prudent. My parents are very careful. For the rest of us, the risk can be better managed without a lockdown.
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    Test Drive 2021

    You totally disregard the impact of lockdowns since that doesn't fit your agenda. Your freedom is not impacted by mine. You are welcome to not ever come to the US and to lock yourself in a closet until the world is safe enough for you. My freedom will not come into contact with yours. My...
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    Real Photos & Videos

    Interesting video on the Dunlop Systems products. Dunlop Systems and Components on Vimeo
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    What will you name your Rivian?

    With my Tesla’s, I’ve had Blue Streak and Red Lightning. For the R1S, I am thinking Green Machine.
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    Is active noise cancellation still on the table?

    With my Tesla’s, I’ve had Blue Streak and Red Lightning. For the R1S, I am thinking Green Machine.
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    Vent, B!tch & Moaning for the mis-"Guided"

    I told her I was paying to get a Hummer and that didn’t help.
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    Vent, B!tch & Moaning for the mis-"Guided"

    I've had to rule that one out. Every time I have asked my wife for a Hummer, she says no.
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    R1S - Great Value?

    To me, the R1S is in a class by itself. It is the best of the X combined with the best of the Range Rover. I have owned both of those and fully believe the R1S will be uniquely awesome!
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    Estimated time wait if ordering now?

    They are gone. Fortunately, BREAKFAST and DINNER editions are still available.;)
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    How close do you think real world range will be to EPA range?

    Since we don't have final figures from Rivian, the comparison to other vehicles is used to guide us to what the Rivian figures will be. From the base efficiency & range numbers, there are variables that impact range. Understanding what those variables are and how they impact your range is...
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    How close do you think real world range will be to EPA range?

    Here we go again. I have posted this a couple of times before, but I will repost for your benefit. First, all we have is the tea leaves to read into at this point. I did not use the DCFC data as it was not specific to a power level, therefore a calculation could not be made. Rounding was...
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    How close do you think real world range will be to EPA range?

    Sort of an educated WAG. If their data indicating 428 Wh/mi holds true and my assumption that they will make nearly all of the battery available, then the math works out to a 419 mile range. Unless their data on charging speeds published on their webpage is very wrong, then they pretty much...
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    Ford & Rivian - Motortrend article on the relationship & future plans

    Interesting article: How Will Ford and Rivian's Partnership Unfold Going Forward? (motortrend.com)
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    Real Photos & Videos

    Does that look like a lot of body roll?
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    How close do you think real world range will be to EPA range?

    Thanks. I kept reading and looking for a link and just thought I was blind.
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    How close do you think real world range will be to EPA range?

    Thanks for the article. Interesting. I can't seem to find the Wh/mi data in the article. Am I missing something? So they traveled 75% of their EPA range (Tesla) up to 92% of their EPA range (E-Tron) at 70 mph. [No surprise that again Tesla's range is grossly overstated]. [This especially...
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    How close do you think real world range will be to EPA range?

    My prediction is that Rivian is going to follow Tesla's lead and make nearly all of the battery usable with the guidance to only charge above 90% when needed. So, if I am correct, the formula would be 179.3 kw of usable battery / 419 miles of range = 428 Wh/mi. Just a WAG.
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    How close do you think real world range will be to EPA range?

    Thanks for the video. I agree with you that 500Wh/mi is reasonable. The base is projected to be 428Wh/mi. Add highway speeds with the shape of the Rivians and it will be somewhere between 450 and 500Wh/mi. Note: In your numbers, you need to drop the k from kWh/mi to just Wh/mi. 399 kW per...
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    How close do you think real world range will be to EPA range?

    Tesla is aggressive in their range projections. I agree that factors in. Hopefully, Rivian is NOT like Tesla in their gamesmanship of the range numbers. On that trip, it looks like I mostly used cruise control at 77mph. Averge speed 75.


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