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    Has anyone changed their Launch edition build?

    I've changed colors and models a dozen times with no problems, always staying within LE parameters. Why so fickle? A lot depends on whether I'll have one car or two and, if it's two, do I keep my Prius for running around town or my 4WD Tacoma for work and light off-roading. No wife, so no...
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    The One Dealbreakers Thread to Rule Them All

    Like DucRider, I want DCFC & high level V2L bi-directionality. I have an all-electric house in PG&E land. After last week's disastrous power outages in Texas, I want an EV that can power my house if the grid fails. A PowerWall could do the trick, but I'd rather invest in a Rivian with high...
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    Transportation VC Talks Rivian

    Here's an interview with a transportation industry insider and VC who talks at some length about Rivian. He says nothing revelatory, but everything he says is insightful and useful. This is one of the few times I've seen where an industry insider who has no axe to grind goes into detail about...
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    Real Rivian Photos & Videos

    Yea, ditto on that matte black wrap. The Manhattan Beach shots were taken about 3 blocks from my brother's house, which is next to El Segundo, a West Coast logistics hub for Rivian, and only 12 miles or so from the Newport Beach showroom location when it opens.
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    Two More R1T Prototypes Spotted, Including Matte Black Wrapped

    Yea, ditto on that matte black wrap. The Manhattan Beach shots were taken about 3 blocks from my brother's house, which is next to El Segundo, a West Coast logistics hub for Rivian, and only 12 miles or so from the Newport Beach showroom location when it opens.
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    Transport Evolved Thinks Rivian Is On A Roll (And Will Win The Electric Pickup Race)

    Thank you @Administrator for posting this review. I had thought about starting a thread with this and the recent Cox Automotive survey results about BEV trucks wherein the F-150 gets the nod in comparison with Rivian, the Hummer and the CT, but that's not surprising as the F-150 is instantly...
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    Real Rivian Photos & Videos

    Or it makes good sense not to cover the cameras, sensors and ranging devices with a wrap?
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    The One Dealbreakers Thread to Rule Them All

    The new Ionic 5 EV, the Hyundai electric sub-brand, has bi-directional charging. It's featured in the TV ads that are airing. (The new 2022 Tucson plugin hybrid may have it too.) In Northern California where I live, PG&E power failures are common. Having backup power parked in the garage...
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    The One Dealbreakers Thread to Rule Them All

    Dealbreakers: For the R1T & R1S, lack of bi-directional charging is a dealbreaker. (Even new Hyundai's offer this!) For R1T, how 2nd row seat doesn't offer flat platform for pets & pet carriers is a mild dealbreaker. For R1S, back row seats don't fold flat after flat floors were promised &...
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    Does the Forest Edge interior match ANY exterior paint color besides Launch Green?

    In online renditions of Forest Edge, there are actually two greens shown, a neutral tone, mid-green on door panels and a light, pistachio-like green for the seats. The greens are not the same tone and shade, at least in online renderings. This creates exterior color matching problems because...
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    Some new details on Alexa integration

    What's the future of dashboard-based integration and connectivity? Mercedes Benz thinks it has the answer with the new EQS option hyperscreen. https://www.bmwblog.com/2021/01/08/is-the-mercedes-benz-eqs-hyperscreen-the-future-of-infotainment/...
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    Real Rivian Photos & Videos

    Yes, Forest Green looks really different in different lighting conditions and it pairs well with Ocean Crest. We haven't seen live Launch Green yet, but it probably won't offer the tonality of FG and it may not pair well with OC. I'm always considering how outside and inside colors pair or...
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    Real Rivian Photos & Videos

    This is the truck we just saw in Sand City, California. That's not Texas. It's the Monterey, Point Lobos coastline south of Monterey-Carmel.
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    R1T Specific Colour Poll

    Lots of different colors. Started with Launch Green, but that is paired with Forest Edge and Forest Edge has to be seen in real life. I don't like dark interiors. I'll stick with Ocean Crest or, depending on tones and shades, Forest Edge. So, started with LG, went through white, silver, and...
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    I hope Rivian can eventually target more middle class consumers

    In the spirit of this thread - Rivian eventually targeting more middle class consumers - yes, it will happen and in three obvious ways. 1. Battery prices fall. The largest single contributor to today's higher costs are batteries, but the good news is that battery prices are falling and fairly...
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    CES 2021

    @skyote, I take a different view. Clearly, the CMO was well coached and rehearsed, and the delivery was well done (post production editing may have been important). So what's with the clothes and lack of jewelry? Nothing was left to chance. All these folks are coached on what to wear...
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    Real Rivian Photos & Videos

    That's definitely Forest Edge, not Ocean Crest. You can see the brown wood trim. Definitely Forest Edge though it looks lighter in this overhead light than it does in the configurator.
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    Do you think you'll be able to buy the wood trim separately?

    Yes, @Lmirafuente, @skyote, @fastwheels and others, medium brown wood trim goes well with Black Forest, Ocean Crest and Forest Edge. Simply put, it's the best looking wood trim color regardless of which interior color palette is chosen. Making medium brown a default choice would not complicate...
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    I hope Rivian can eventually target more middle class consumers

    Yes, @jjwolf120, that's what was said. "The mass market is NOT what Rivian should be targeting." Not now and not likely in the future. That market Renault/PSA, VW and the Chinese will be targeting. A goal of selling 2 million, high-end vehicles a year is realistic. It's ambitious yet...


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