puddle pirate=WWII shallow water sailorI'm actually a Coastie, or as y'all lovingly call us, a puddle pirate.
It was either Marines or USCG for me and my college roommate make it an easy choice: "You can either take lives or save lives."
How about them Samsung batteries?
Samsung is also supplying BMW and FiatA common factor between a lot of those products in the battery packs, so I am sure they went through a lot of testing and variety of applications, not to mention it will give Rivian the opportunity to be the sole consumer in the EV market without having to compete with other manufacturers who use LGchem/Panasonic.
You haven't caused any distress and Rivian won't be ditching the 2170 cell at this point. Good callout on the "gen5" seemingly being in reference to their prismatic cells. Details of SDI batteries are scarce and it is difficult to determine if "gen5" primarily refers to format and manufacturing process or chemistry or both. I was looking at gen5 from a chemistry perspective and hoping that SDI continues to improve upon their high nickel content NCA cathode.I don't want to cause any distress, but I'm very doubtful Rivian will have Samsung's SDI gen5 batteries, if they plan on keeping their battery pack design the same with 21700 cells.
It seems like Gen 5 cells are for stack method cells, aka square cells and not jelly roll aka cylindrical cells
"Samsung plans to make Gen 5 batteries using the stacking method instead of the traditional jelly roll method. Therefore the company is planning apply the press notching first, which it has more stable technology in, considering it is trying the new stacking method."
However, if they ditch the cylindrical cells... everything is possible.