Revealed: Rivian Patent For Auxiliary Battery Module To Achieve 400+ Miles Range

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will it be sold as an accessory for more permanent capacity and/or perhaps Rivian will rent these batteries out for owners who need it for one-time use?
That's a real interesting idea about renting the aux battery. Cost and logistics would obviously be large factors. Like where are the available aux batteries stored, do they need to be shipped, does a pro need to install them, how long does the process take meaning how much time in advance do you need to reserve one, is there a min/max time to rent them, etc.

What's also interesting about this idea of renting is the possibility of a third option. A Rivian owner decides not to initially get an aux battery as they see potential in renting them later on. After a few rentals, out comes the calculator. Owner determines the frequency of needing the aux battery, and factoring in less cargo space and increased weight of the aux battery, it now makes sense to buy one. So instead of renting an aux battery, will Rivian (or OEM?) provide a means to buy an aux battery *after* the initial purchase.
 

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I was thinking about cheating with a little Honda generator as emergency backup for my week long trips into the Mojave or Death Valley... not sure I’d want to give up the cargo space for that huge auxiliary battery. Now if I were towing a travel trailer out to Yellowstone or something.... that’s where that auxiliary battery will shine. I think I’d like to have some type of solar setup regardless. Maybe on a roof rack, or hard shell RTT
 
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