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News letter from Rivian. Lots of good information…

Lets Start the Journey

We want to kick off the month of April by providing our Pre-order community with the information that you have been so patiently waiting on. We thank you for supporting us from the very start and we look forward to seeing you soon in your new Rivian!

Launch Green

Last year, as the configurator was going live, we announced our launch edition vehicles and the exclusive launch green paint color. For months we worked on making sure that the color was perfect. We wanted it to be the perfect combination of rustic prestige and adventurous nature. We are awe struck by the beauty of the final result and we think you will be too. We think you will like it so much that you will want to make sure that it is completely protected from scratches, dings, and UV. That is why today we are proud to announce that every launch green vehicle will include a factory wrap of your choosing at no cost. We want to keep your launch green paint looking flawless for as long as possible; so when it comes time to finalize your order you will need to choose between two exclusive wraps before you can complete your order. You’ve already seen one of these wraps in our Family Outing video.

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The second wrap will be the same style but with a more urban vibe. We wanted to offer this option as we think it will be more representative of how the majority of customers will use our vehicles. Our customer surveys suggest that 69% percent of you will never take the vehicle off of a paved road. We will also be throwing in a 72 count set of Rivian branded colored permanent markers so that you can fill in the wrap in your own style!

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We are extremely excited to offer these two wraps to those of you that chose launch green! You might have noticed in some images we shared that you could still see the color of the vehicle since the wraps didn’t cover the door seals and other nooks and crannies. This meant that the launch green cat would’ve been let out of the bag and your paint would be unprotected. Fear not! We have refined our wraps to make sure that they offer COMPLETE coverage. So don’t forget to color in those door seals! So this begs the question, “When will we see launch green?” The answer is, when you remove the wrap. Keep in mind that these factory wraps are extremely well made and will offer the best protection for your launch green paint, so only remove it if you are willing to expose your paint to the elements. We believe in the quality of our wraps so much that they will be covered under our 5 year/60,000 mile comprehensive warranty. Please note: removing the wrap will completely void your comprehensive warranty.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

We know there have been a lot of questions about how our infotainment system will integrate with mobile devices. While we recognize that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto offer some robust features, we feel that a more exclusive solution is needed. We have conducted extensive market research and we believe that we have found a partner that will provide our customers with an intuition, comprehensive, and refined user experience. In order to provide our customers with what we believe to be the best infotainment system on the market we have partnered with AOL. This will allow us to bring a fully connected experience to our vehicles. When the R1T and R1S launch this year they include a custom developed software suite designed exclusively for Rivian.

Polish_20210329_134400675.jpg


This summer a new version AOL instant messenger will make its return exclusively on Rivian vehicles. This new version will be used as the default SMS message handling app for the R1T and R1S. There will also be more built-in apps that we will be talking about closer to production. Also, in order to pay homage to the golden years of AOL, our vehicles start-up sound will be the sound of a dial-up modem connecting to the internet.

Test Drives

The time to get behind the wheel of a Rivian vehicle has finally come! Today you will be able to experience the thrill of driving an R1 vehicle. Later today at 4:20 CDT we will be launching our Rivian virtual test drive experience. All you will need to get behind the virtual wheel is a high end gaming PC, VR headset, and a compatible racing wheel and pedal set.

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Once you download the simulator and create an account, you will be able to drive your R1T or R1S across a variety of test tracks that accurately simulate how the vehicle will handle in both on-road and off-road conditions. Accompanying you on your virtual test drive will be none other than RJ himself. We have created a realistic digital representation of RJ that will be there in your passenger seat for the whole experience. He has even provided some audio clips that will be played during specific situations based off of what you are doing in the simulator. For example, if you start driving off-road and forget to raise the suspension RJ will offer a reminder; or if you perform a tank turn he will yell “yaaaa-weeee!”. RJ will also provide bits of random information sporadically throughout the experience.

Polish_20210329_151333059~2.jpg


For those of you that still want to get behind the wheel of an actual vehicle, we will have more information about that very soon!

Wrapping up

We hope that you find this information useful and that you are as excited as we are about our upcoming vehicles! The team here at Rivian is always seeking new ways to engage with our customers and increase their satisfaction. We thank you for your support and hope to see you in a Rivian vehicle soon!





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The modem sound was the moment when I realized I got fooled...

That being said... if it was true... does that mean that if you answer a call while driving, your car will become unresponsive? ;)
 

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“When will we see launch green?” The answer is, when you remove the wrap.

This was when the light went off. Awesome job!
 

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Great job. That's commitment!
 

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HEY! IT'S APRIL NOW! 1-Month counting down until the Guidance begins!

Imagine the feverish pace of this forum once the Guide-sourced info starts flowing. Members contacted will be trying to post all they've learned and everyone else will be peppering them to ask questions they didnt. Its going to be fabulous! 🍿
 

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News letter from Rivian. Lots of good information…

Lets Start the Journey

We want to kick off the month of April by providing our Pre-order community with the information that you have been so patiently waiting on. We thank you for supporting us from the very start and we look forward to seeing you soon in your new Rivian!

Launch Green

Last year, as the configurator was going live, we announced our launch edition vehicles and the exclusive launch green paint color. For months we worked on making sure that the color was perfect. We wanted it to be the perfect combination of rustic prestige and adventurous nature. We are awe struck by the beauty of the final result and we think you will be too. We think you will like it so much that you will want to make sure that it is completely protected from scratches, dings, and UV. That is why today we are proud to announce that every launch green vehicle will include a factory wrap of your choosing at no cost. We want to keep your launch green paint looking flawless for as long as possible; so when it comes time to finalize your order you will need to choose between two exclusive wraps before you can complete your order. You’ve already seen one of these wraps in our Family Outing video.

Screenshot_20210326-090007~2.jpg


The second wrap will be the same style but with a more urban vibe. We wanted to offer this option as we think it will be more representative of how the majority of customers will use our vehicles. Our customer surveys suggest that 69% percent of you will never take the vehicle off of a paved road. We will also be throwing in a 72 count set of Rivian branded colored permanent markers so that you can fill in the wrap in your own style!

Screenshot_20210326-094923~2.jpg


We are extremely excited to offer these two wraps to those of you that chose launch green! You might have noticed in some images we shared that you could still see the color of the vehicle since the wraps didn’t cover the door seals and other nooks and crannies. This meant that the launch green cat would’ve been let out of the bag and your paint would be unprotected. Fear not! We have refined our wraps to make sure that they offer COMPLETE coverage. So don’t forget to color in those door seals! So this begs the question, “When will we see launch green?” The answer is, when you remove the wrap. Keep in mind that these factory wraps are extremely well made and will offer the best protection for your launch green paint, so only remove it if you are willing to expose your paint to the elements. We believe in the quality of our wraps so much that they will be covered under our 5 year/60,000 mile comprehensive warranty. Please note: removing the wrap will completely void your comprehensive warranty.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

We know there have been a lot of questions about how our infotainment system will integrate with mobile devices. While we recognize that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto offer some robust features, we feel that a more exclusive solution is needed. We have conducted extensive market research and we believe that we have found a partner that will provide our customers with an intuition, comprehensive, and refined user experience. In order to provide our customers with what we believe to be the best infotainment system on the market we have partnered with AOL. This will allow us to bring a fully connected experience to our vehicles. When the R1T and R1S launch this year they include a custom developed software suite designed exclusively for Rivian.

Polish_20210329_134400675.jpg


This summer a new version AOL instant messenger will make its return exclusively on Rivian vehicles. This new version will be used as the default SMS message handling app for the R1T and R1S. There will also be more built-in apps that we will be talking about closer to production. Also, in order to pay homage to the golden years of AOL, our vehicles start-up sound will be the sound of a dial-up modem connecting to the internet.

Test Drives

The time to get behind the wheel of a Rivian vehicle has finally come! Today you will be able to experience the thrill of driving an R1 vehicle. Later today at 4:20 CDT we will be launching our Rivian virtual test drive experience. All you will need to get behind the virtual wheel is a high end gaming PC, VR headset, and a compatible racing wheel and pedal set.

2be014f14b86fc0580f9f11c0a031528.jpg


Once you download the simulator and create an account, you will be able to drive your R1T or R1S across a variety of test tracks that accurately simulate how the vehicle will handle in both on-road and off-road conditions. Accompanying you on your virtual test drive will be none other than RJ himself. We have created a realistic digital representation of RJ that will be there in your passenger seat for the whole experience. He has even provided some audio clips that will be played during specific situations based off of what you are doing in the simulator. For example, if you start driving off-road and forget to raise the suspension RJ will offer a reminder; or if you perform a tank turn he will yell “yaaaa-weeee!”. RJ will also provide bits of random information sporadically throughout the experience.

Polish_20210329_151333059~2.jpg


For those of you that still want to get behind the wheel of an actual vehicle, we will have more information about that very soon!

Wrapping up

We hope that you find this information useful and that you are as excited as we are about our upcoming vehicles! The team here at Rivian is always seeking new ways to engage with our customers and increase their satisfaction. We thank you for your support and hope to see you in a Rivian vehicle soon!
Is anyone else curious about the AOL? I guess I didn’t realize AOL even existed anymore.
 

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“When will we see launch green?” The answer is, when you remove the wrap.

This was when the light went off. Awesome job!
Absolutely, because we all know the real answer is “never, you will never see it.”
 

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