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Anyone notice how the light bar wasn't indicating a green state of charge during the charging session? I wonder if that feature has been scrapped.
The charge port light "ring" wasn't on either so both probably disabled.





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I recently had a Rivian R1T parked next to me at a charging station while I was charging my 2021 Chevy BoltEV. I took the opportunity to get some footage and analyze it from my perspective as current EV user (40,000 miles+ in the last year) and as a off-road/overlander. I have also used pick-up trucks for construction project throughout the country over the last 20 years. I hope my thoughts are informative and constructive.

Initial Encounter:

I have a second video which is a deep dive into the footage I captured from underneath the truck. I'll post that shortly. Also, at least 2 more videos are in the works.
 
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Hey @Dominic Wilbrink, welcome! Thanks for capturing that great footage and sharing it!

One question a few of us had in the other thread was whether or not you were able to see the charging rate (and SoC) of the R1T?
 

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Welcome @Dominic Wilbrink ! Keep us posted on when the other videos are released & I know you got a shout out on another Rivian-specific YT channel!
 

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Hey @Dominic Wilbrink, welcome! Thanks for capturing that great footage and sharing it!

One question a few of us had in the other thread was whether or not you were able to see the charging rate (and SoC) of the R1T?
Sort of. I have clear video of the charge screen. But not the charge rate. The charge rate could be inferred. I plan doing either charge port/charge rate video or two short stand alone videos with the footage I have. Any thing that was not shot on a drone was shot on a 360 camera so I have way more footage than it looks like. I also have the ability to pause the video at any moment and look around in every direction. More to come.
 

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I recently had a Rivian R1T parked next to me at a charging station while I was charging my 2021 Chevy BoltEV. I took the opportunity to get some footage and analyze it from my perspective as current EV user (40,000 miles+ in the last year) and as a off-road/overlander. I have also used pick-up trucks for construction project throughout the country over the last 20 years. I hope my thoughts are informative and constructive.

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I have a second video which is a deep dive into the footage I captured from underneath the truck. I'll post that shortly. Also, at least 2 more videos are in the works.
Did anybody notice in the video that all four door handles on the R1T were ejected? I've been away from the forums for a while so this may be a dumb question but ... what's with that?
 

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Did anybody notice in the video that all four door handles on the R1T were ejected? I've been away from the forums for a while so this may be a dumb question but ... what's with that?
Forum consensus (unconfirmed) is that the handles pop out when the vehicle is unlocked, and suck back in when doors are locked (including once you drive a certain speed).
 

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Sort of. I have clear video of the charge screen. But not the charge rate. The charge rate could be inferred. I plan doing either charge port/charge rate video or two short stand alone videos with the footage I have. Any thing that was not shot on a drone was shot on a 360 camera so I have way more footage than it looks like. I also have the ability to pause the video at any moment and look around in every direction. More to come.
Thanks! And please don't Rivian us to death (it is coming soon) : )
 

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Forum consensus (unconfirmed) is that the handles pop out when the vehicle is unlocked, and suck back in when doors are locked (including once you drive a certain speed).
Thanks, but I sure hope there is more to it than that.
So I unlock the doors, get in, and I do NOT lock the doors. While I'm sitting in the vehicle parked (like in the video) or may be I get back out and walk away without looking the doors, all the door handles stay ejected (waiting to hook onto someone walking by or worse) until I lock the doors? Hmm ...
 

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Thanks, but I sure hope there is more to it than that.
So I unlock the doors, get in, and I do NOT lock the doors. While I'm sitting in the vehicle parked (like in the video) or may be I get back out and walk away without looking the doors, all the door handles stay ejected (waiting to hook onto someone walking by or worse) until I lock the doors? Hmm ...
Do you frequently leave your vehicle parked in public, unlocked?

It feels like you're searching for a problem, where one doesn't normally exist.
 

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Do you frequently leave your vehicle parked in public, unlocked?

It feels like you're searching for a problem, where one doesn't normally exist.
No, I do not. That's an incorrect assumption on your part. The car may be in my driveway or even in my garage. No need to lock the doors and have the door handles remain ejected. I'm just trying to understand the conditions of when this would occur. It very well could have been a timing thing when the video was taken, say, right after the driver enter the vehicle and after a period of time the handles went back in. I just have not seen or read about that behavior before and simply asking if anybody has any insight. If you don't, that's fine, no need to reply.
 

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No, I do not. That's an incorrect assumption on your part. The car may be in my driveway or even in my garage. No need to lock the doors and have the door handles remain ejected. I'm just trying to understand the conditions of when this would occur. It very well could have been a timing thing when the video was taken, say, right after the driver enter the vehicle and after a period of time the handles went back in. I just have not seen or read about that behavior before and simply asking if anybody has any insight. If you don't, that's fine, no need to reply.
When you lock the vehicle the door handles would retract.
 

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When you lock the vehicle the door handles would retract.
I think there will be good logic here. I am not worried about it.

What occurred to me is that the handles will need to retract properly in almost all conditions because if being unlocked results in handles extended, uh oh. I can tell immediately if your Rivian is unlocked and I am gonna get all those Tom Jones CD's on your sun visor.
 
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