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Lol don’t miss those temps.
 

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Confirmation of no bed step in the bumper?
CS had confirmed/indicated that to me awhile back. I would have to go find the exact comment from them but paraphrasing it, it was essentially “we’ve designed the truck and bed to be as efficient as possible and there is step access from the gear tunnel doors”. I was actually thinking about that the other day. We had some ice accumulation here in OKC and having the primary/only step method be an area that could also freeze/ice shut seems less than ideal but it seems to be the way forward, at least as of then. We’ll just have to climb up and over with the tires as the step or use the tailgate as a ledge to get in the back in that type of scenario I suppose. Time will tell.
 

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These were also posted someplace else, except there was also one of the back with the License plate. The number on the license plate was blocked out. I was like, ah we all already seen that number a hundred times!
 

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I think based on this photo we can confirm that the power tailgate has indeed been scrapped. The tether attachment points are clearly not capable of retracting.

Given the mixed information we had been given by CS, I was still holding out hope, but alas.

I thought the powered and 180 degree tailgate features were some of the most unique and coolest things about the Rivian from the LA show.
 
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I think based on this photo we can confirm that the power tailgate has indeed been scrapped. The tether attachment points are clearly not capable of retracting.
Rivian supposedly has a unique hinge design for the tailgate... It's possible the tethers are just for weight capacity and perhaps the power-design is integrated into the hinge (which would be under that "flap" between the bed and tailgate.

I thought the powered and 180 degree tailgate features were some of the most unique and coolest things about the Rivian from the LA show.
Several other pickups have power tailgates already, and GM has the 180 degree feature (multi-pro tailgate). So I really don't understand why Rivian scrapped these.
 

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