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    7-Eleven launching 7Charge network

    Only a few locations so far and all appear to be a very underwhelming 90 kW but it's nice to see a company like 7 Eleven with plans to scale. If they would only invest in faster chargers. Installing anything less than 150 kW chargers seems extremely short sighted at this point...
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    EVgo and Amazon Partner to Enable EV Drivers to Locate and Pay for Charging with Alexa

    Wonder how/if Rivian will incorporate these forthcoming Alexa capabilities. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230105005303/en/
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    Rivian project granted federal wetlands permit, site work to expand

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    will supply chains ever return to "normal"?

    9-12 months for Acura dealership to get collision repair parts.... https://www.fox4news.com/news/on-your-side-waiting-for-repairs
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    Rivian R1T Powers Patient’s Vasectomy After Clinic Power Outage

    https://www.thedrive.com/news/doctor-performs-vasectomy-running-surgery-on-a-rivian-r1t o_O
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    Autonomy places giant EV order from Tesla, GM, VW, Ford, Rivian, and more

    The order includes 1000 Rivians. https://electrek.co/2022/08/09/autonomy-places-giant-ev-order-tesla-gm-vw-ford-rivian/
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    SMS Order Updates

    Anyone know when the SMS Order Updates got added to messaging preferences? I just happened to notice this today. Probably been there for months without me noticing. I usually only check my account for a Guide assignment or test drive opportunity.
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    CT SB 214

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    Rivian hires Magna Steyr executive as COO, report says

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    West Virginia HB4560: No F'n Way

    West Virginia Bill Aims to Ban Over-the-Air Updates, Direct Car Sales The bill states any fixes or updates to a car must be applied through the dealership, not directly by the automaker. I don't live in WV but this kind of legislation could be a slippery slope setting precedent for other states...
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    Apple Music over Bluetooth

    For the Apple fans in the house, I ran across this on IG today and couldn't remember seeing it shared here so thought you guys might be interested. Unfortunately this only speaks to the UI and not the codecs employed.
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    RIP Mark Vinnels

    After posting earlier this morning about former McLaren employees at Rivian, I got curious about one key person that had left Rivian in 2020. I was curious to see what exciting new project he had moved on to after Rivian. Sadly, I did not find the answer I expected. I am very sad to report that...
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    article: I tried to add EV chargers to my rental property. Here’s what happened

    This was a very interesting read that reflects on some of the real world barriers to home charging and thus wide-spread EV adoption. My home is new enough and has enough service capacity that installing my ChargePoint unit was trivial. But as this article points out, there are a lot of...
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    Bollinger suspends B1/B2 passenger vehicles indefinitely

    https://www.thedrive.com/news/43882/bollinger-abandons-plans-for-passenger-pickups-will-only-build-commercial-trucks https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38760943/bollinger-suspends-plans-b1-b2/ Bollinger has always been on my short list of EV startups that are unlikely to survive so this doesn't...
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    The Rivian R1T electric truck was a near-perfect rig for the 2021 Rebelle Rally [CNET Roadshow Article]

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    Rivian planning 623,000 square foot addition in Normal

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    anyone catch the Bloomberg review?

    Nothing particularly new here except perhaps the author's attitude toward the truck. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-28/rivian-r1t-review-electric-ingenuity-but-don-t-depend-on-it-for-work
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    dealerships refusing outside financing

    It's things like this that make my blood boil whenever I think about all the ways dealerships claim to benefit the consumer, especially when they are fighting against direct sales legislation such as here in TX earlier this year...
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    solid-state reality check

    For those following solid-state battery tech, this is an interesting read from a supplier to Samsung SDI. http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210803000641