And if I plan my most commonly made trip in a Rivian as opposed to my Tesla I find the distance of the Walmarts I would be using much farther than the Tesla chargers I currently use.I used 2 EA stations this weekend, both at Walmarts and they were right off the freeway.
These are not in small towns. It's the Northeast corridor.I suppose in some small towns there may be some distance,
Now I will say that this is an impression. The trip planning software indicates chargers more off route and the Walmarts I know don't tend to be that close to freeways. Might be different in other parts of the country. We could even reason that in a remote area the Wallmarts are closer to the freeways in order to make them convenient for people from many towns whereas is populous areas they tend to be in population centers.
Well that won't help much with charging speed.but there are always restaurants near the Walmarts as well.
That seems to be representative of the status quo. And more importantly here, should be taken as positive news by those who may be concerned about this aspect of Rivian ownership.FYI I charged successfully both times using the EA app, had a minor startup glitch on one charger, but had it charging within a minute.