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for the nerds out there... and aren't we all - here's the raw footage of the RAN Launch event in Salida. Speakers include Diane French Rivian Employee, Dan Shore (current Salida Mayor), PT Wood (former mayor of Salida), and Trent Warnke (Senior Director, Energy and Charging - Rivian)


 
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@Pixelshot Thank you for the raw footage and for helping those of us who couldn't attend experience this vicariously through your video!

Cant' wait to hear how your charging experience is using the DCFC network.
 

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OK - I'm confused. There is a thread on this forum here: where the OP reported charging on a RAN charger at Yosemite so I'm not sure how this was the officially the first place they are launching RAN...
 

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OK - I'm confused. There is a thread on this forum here: where the OP reported charging on a RAN charger at Yosemite so I'm not sure how this was the officially the first place they are launching RAN...
That was a Waypoint (level 2) not a RAN (level 3).
 


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Seeing that your location shows as Michigan, there is supposedly already one being constructed off of I-75 in Grayling, Michigan, with more expected along that corridor, and elsewhere in the state.
That is about 50 miles from my house and would make it the closest (by a few miles) charger over 62 kW to me. Can't wait to see it in operation!
 

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Aren’t we just asking for trouble mixing DCFC and level 2s at the same location? Everyone’s gonna make up their own set of rules on priority and mansplain them to all the other rule breakers there…

(BTW, mansplaining is short for man explaining…)
 

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Aren’t we just asking for trouble mixing DCFC and level 2s at the same location? Everyone’s gonna make up their own set of rules on priority and mansplain them to all the other rule breakers there…

(BTW, mansplaining is short for man explaining…)

Aren't the DCFC chargers only for Rivian's - hence the plug and charge capability? Or can any CCS vehicle pay to use them?
 

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Aren’t we just asking for trouble mixing DCFC and level 2s at the same location? Everyone’s gonna make up their own set of rules on priority and mansplain them to all the other rule breakers there…

(BTW, mansplaining is short for man explaining…)
Perhaps I guess, but even with all DCFC there are going to be scenarios when humans have to reason with one another on if they should still be charging or not. Especially as we are still in adoption phase and people cling to the "fill the tank" mindset.

I do hope Rivian adopts a rule/penalty about idling after charge is complete, despite the charge itself being free. They have payment info on account, so it would be easy to do. Stay adventurous, but not TOO adventurous...
 


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That would be a great one, just off I5. I really hope they plan something for 101 as well. I’m one of those weird people that would much prefer 101 over I5 even if it means an extra hour to Orange County from SF.
100% with you there. I-5 corridor is a dreary place.
 

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OK - I'm confused. There is a thread on this forum here: where the OP reported charging on a RAN charger at Yosemite so I'm not sure how this was the officially the first place they are launching RAN...
I'm confused as well but I think of it this way:
L3 DCFC are RAN
L2 11.5kW AC are Waypoints

And no L3 RAN are not only for Rivian's...supposedly we get them included and for how long who knows...but that would be horrible if other CCS vehicles were prevented from charging at them (I hope they pay $$) and not very "forever".
 

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I'm confused as well but I think of it this way:
L3 DCFC are RAN
L2 11.5kW AC are Waypoints

And no L3 RAN are not only for Rivian's...supposedly we get them included and for how long who knows...but that would be horrible if other CCS vehicles were prevented from charging at them (I hope they pay $$) and not very "forever".
RAN is actually limited to just Rivian vehicles, for now. They've said different things about opening it up to other vehicles, so we'll have to see if/when that happens. But right now, it's only Rivian (and only in Salida and the two in CA as of tomorrow).
 

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Perhaps an EVEN trade RAN access for Supercharger access.....
 

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That was a Waypoint (level 2) not a RAN (level 3).
So what confused me is that there were clearly Waypoint chargers at the event so RAN doesn't include Waypoint chargers? I thought RAN encompassed all Rivian charging infrastructure.

I gathered that this was the first L3 charger launch.
 

 
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