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    What will we learn on Thursday? A Predictions Thread...

    Not sure exactly what I'm looking at with the kayak mount. It could be that it has some load assist features. We're still not seeing any kind of devices to raise the level of the two bars that sit in the R1t's box. This feels so much like Christmas. Maybe I should get the forest green colour...
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    Canadian Pricing - Will it be adjusted?

    And, of course, that difference in price is further exaggerated by sales taxes. The Canadian dollar could continue to rise somewhat if the price of oil keeps moving up. The glut of oil that existed shortly after the coronavirus hit, has largely disappeared. So, ironically, we have to hope that...
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    Alpha Motor Wolf

    Alpha has now come out with an extended cab version of the Wolf. Pretty slick. Now all they have to do is actually build it.
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    Toyota Set To Join The Party. First With BZ4X

    Toyota has now shown pictures of its BZ4X battery electric vehicle that it has been developing with Subaru. They are still referring to it as a concept car. However, some observers think that it might be close to the finished product. It's a little bit bigger than the Rav 4 that it is supposed...
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    Vinyl Wrap Thoughts

    That's not bad. I thought it might be more. I saw a video that suggested paint, including primer and clear-coat, would only add about 8 lbs to the weight of a small sports car. If the R1t uses more than double that, say 20 lbs, then the total weight of paint and wrap would only be a maximum of...
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    Vinyl Wrap Thoughts

    Does a wrap add much weight to a vehicle?
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    Video: Blue R1S Spotted on Highway

    I have no idea where I'm going to end up with the colour. Whenever I see a blue R1t in open sun, it looks too baby blue for my tastes. Then, I see one in the shade or under an overcast sky and I can't stop drooling. I like the forest green. (Or, is it really launch green!) But, green might...
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    Real Rivian Photos & Videos

    Blue Origin uses two Rivian R1T Trucks for capsule recovery Two dirty Rivian R1t's and a rocket ship that didn't explode; what more could you possibly ask for!
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    EVs, regen and rusty brakes

    PetroCan is our best hope for high power chargers. They have chargers up to 350 kW at a string of stations across Canada. I don't know if they are going to keep expanding or leave it at what amounts to a PR statement. BC Hydro appears to be only installing 50 kW chargers. The good news is that...
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    EVs, regen and rusty brakes

    I'm not picking up so much salt here in the Vancouver/Burnaby area. It's the higher elevation roads leading north from Whistler and east from Hope. Before I owned the truck, it was driven daily from Pemberton to Whistler. I've driven up there in the winter, as well as up into the Coquihalla and...
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    EVs, regen and rusty brakes

    I'm just to the north of DuckTruck, in British Columbia. We are definitely not on a low sodium diet! We basically will dump anything and everything on the roads. Ya, there's probably a kitchen sink or two out there as the snow melts away. But, mostly it's just sand and salt. The result shows...
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    What will we learn on Thursday? A Predictions Thread...

    You're way too late on this one. Our covert operatives, William Shatner, Michael J. Fox and Neil Young, have already infiltrated your society. They are now laying the groundwork for the big invasion. It was going to happen last year. But, when Rivian was forced to push their schedule back, the...
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    Will the Rivian's 4 independent motors translate to superior snow/ice control relative to other AWD systems?

    Based on the Rivian videos covering off-road handling, rock work and winter testing, I think the Rivian platform is going to get very high marks for driving in snow. I suspect I will be in for a big adjustment when I start driving my Rivian R1t in snow. My current truck is basically a 'dumb'...
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    Can a Canadian purchase their Rivian in the U.S.?

    It's hard to tell how they factor in the exchange rate. For GM and Ford, it might not be as big an issue. They manufacture some vehicles in Canada. Plus they might get some kind of credit for US-made vehicles that include some parts made in Canada. Tesla changes its price so often, it is hard...
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    Can a Canadian purchase their Rivian in the U.S.?

    " Will pricing always be in U.S and then converted at the time of purchase....or will Rivian fix the Canadian dollar price? " There's the question I would like to see addressed. Does the Canadian price fluctuate as the currency changes. The irony here is that the Canadian Loonie is a...
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    R1s height from ground to interior threshold

    In the write-ups about the Rivian vehicle in the Rebelle Rally, the navigator was described as very short. It was also stated that she was having some awkward moments getting into the vehicle. I seem to remember reading that Rivian paid attention to comments from the team and would be doing...
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    RAN PNW map - Locations to look forward to?

    For your route to Whistler, I have a few questions about what exactly we're looking at there. For the eastern Fraser Valley, it looks like there is one in Hope and another in Chilliwack or Abbotsford. I would think, near the border crossing in Abbotsford. The next two west, look like Surrey or...
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    New Official Rivian Adventure Network and Charging Station Info

    A few years back, I read about someone who drove a Model X to Tuktoyaktuk. To get through northeastern BC and the northern half of the Yukon, I can only assume the driver had some kind of special help. Perhaps he contacted the electric utilities ahead of time and they made something available...
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    New Official Rivian Adventure Network and Charging Station Info

    I'm a little surprised at the general direction of the chargers in BC. There is a clear route from Vancouver to Calgary, a connection up to Whistler and chargers in the southern half of Vancouver Island. But, there is nothing connecting up to Alaska. That leaves the chargers in Alaska on a bit...
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    How close do you think real world range will be to EPA range?

    I opted for over 10% less than EPA range. In general, I expect to drop more than 10% in the winter and more like 5% in the summer. However, I do very little city driving. And, I'll be driving a lot faster than that 48 mph they use in calculating the EPA rating. And, I'll be doing that driving...


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