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I'm laughing at the overdramatized version in my head. "We're no budging on the rock issue!"
Well I would be curious about the size of the rock and if they had requirements on where to procure it from.

I know politicians can sometimes demand something that seems simple but then when you really get to it the ask was much harder than expected or has other risks.
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1. I think the NACS rollout was much more complex and expensive behind-the-scenes than outsiders give credit for. I'm exceptionally glad we're on track to get access to the Tesla network, as this is WAY more valuable than a higher number of Q1 RAN locations. As Rivian is capital constrained, I suspect the expense for the NACS rollout came from the RAN budget. If so, I think this was a good tradeoff. Funds aren't unlimited.
All good points, but I'll single out this one for an additional comment: the video attached to the latest newsletter was about NACS charging and was done by the person in charge of the RAN. There's probably a lot of truth to this point about resources being shifted temporarily because the NACS adapter rollout and Supercharger functionality provides a much more immediate benefit than additional RAN sites that could be turned on in a 6 month window. (from announcement to now)
 

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All good points, but I'll single out this one for an additional comment: the video attached to the latest newsletter was about NACS charging and was done by the person in charge of the RAN. There's probably a lot of truth to this point about resources being shifted temporarily because the NACS adapter rollout and Supercharger functionality provides a much more immediate benefit than additional RAN sites that could be turned on in a 6 month window. (from announcement to now)
I haven't been following the RAN buildout plans closely - other than following this very helpful thread. But I guess I have this question, has Rivian shared not only the "future" map, but also the timing (year by year, or quarter by quarter) of that map?

I ask, because if I were strategically thinking about building out a new privately owned and funded charging network, in an environment with restrained capital, I would PLAN for a relatively fast build-out early - to get to some state of value / usability by my user base. After that, I would PLAN for a slower roll, to fill in the holes. Each new site presumably is incremental less value, if they hit the highest value (e.g., used / traffic) sites early on.

So yes, the 7 in Q1 is lower than the past. But maybe that's been the PLAN all along.

Just a thought.
 

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I haven't been following the RAN buildout plans closely - other than following this very helpful thread. But I guess I have this question, has Rivian shared not only the "future" map, but also the timing (year by year, or quarter by quarter) of that map?

I ask, because if I were strategically thinking about building out a new privately owned and funded charging network, in an environment with restrained capital, I would PLAN for a relatively fast build-out early - to get to some state of value / usability by my user base. After that, I would PLAN for a slower roll, to fill in the holes. Each new site presumably is incremental less value, if they hit the highest value (e.g., used / traffic) sites early on.

So yes, the 7 in Q1 is lower than the past. But maybe that's been the PLAN all along.

Just a thought.
Would be nice if they were just filling in the holes in the RAN. But those holes are chasms of 1000+ miles. They seem to have paused to some reason or another. Take a look at the first post of this thread that has a comparison to Tesla. It’s not even close anymore.
 
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I haven't been following the RAN buildout plans closely - other than following this very helpful thread. But I guess I have this question, has Rivian shared not only the "future" map, but also the timing (year by year, or quarter by quarter) of that map?

I ask, because if I were strategically thinking about building out a new privately owned and funded charging network, in an environment with restrained capital, I would PLAN for a relatively fast build-out early - to get to some state of value / usability by my user base. After that, I would PLAN for a slower roll, to fill in the holes. Each new site presumably is incremental less value, if they hit the highest value (e.g., used / traffic) sites early on.

So yes, the 7 in Q1 is lower than the past. But maybe that's been the PLAN all along.

Just a thought.
They never had timing for specific stations, but the last time RJ spoke about it last year, he said they would build the 600+ sites within a few years.
 

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I confirmed at noon today (4/3/2024) that construction has begun at the Columbia, MO Rivian DCFC. Trenching and installing PVC conduit this morning. Less than 1/2 mile off I-70. Noralta Technologies is the construction manager.
 

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You have to assume the weather throughout the country isn't helping. All of the snow and power outages in the Northeast, Tornado damage and flooding in the middle of the country, and more snow and flooding in the west...
 

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Fabulous. I thought for sure this would be canceled given proximity to TSCs. Glad to see this, but 4-5 charges will be super full all the time once RAN opens to all.
 

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Man I hope this is up and running by Memorial Weekend this year.. Going to Monterey, so would love to stop here and juice up before getting to the hotel!
Any news, has this been approved and construction underway yet?
 

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Any news, has this been approved and construction underway yet?
I have no clue. I haven’t heard any update regarding it at all
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