KIA EV6 on sale the second half of 2021 will feature a 800V battery pack of 77.8kWh capacity. They claim 10-80% charging in 18 minutes! -- The Kia EV6 | Kia Global Brand Site | Movement that inspires ---and 60 miles in 4.5 minutes. This is with 350kW chargers. I do not know the charging curve. I do not know the charging time with 150kW chargers or even with those 62.5kW chargers that are popping up all over the state of Michigan.My feeling is that if we're on the cusp of going with 900v charging, and that's what future Rivians will work from, it would be a shame to miss that mark with just the earliest of vehicles. We'll always be close to the "next big thing", but this would seem to negatively delineate the LE R1's from the later versions of the same line. It's possible that it will hurt resale or trade-in values for those who plan to sell or trade them in. For those of us who plan to be buried in them in forty years, maybe it's not such a big deal. Let's call it "Under-roading".
Assuming this information is accurate, it makes me move away from vehicles with 400V battery packs as some of us will road trip in an EV.