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Rivian really needs to add chargers in the Death Valley, Ridgecrest and Lone Pine (395) areas. This is very underserved except for Tesla Supershargers
I mean the Rivian home page main photo shows three bicycles and an R1T in Alabama Hills which is 5 min from Lone Pine!!!!

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I mean the Rivian home page main photo shows three bicycles and an R1T in Alabama Hills which is 5 min from Lone Pine!!!!

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Even more direct is this image, which downright says Lone Pine, CA and talks about the charging network:
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That said, I have done a few permit searches in Inyo County and haven't found anything with Rivian's name on it. Yet.
 

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I'd like to know what (if anything) will be built in Southern half of Colorado. I don't want to have to go up to I70 to recharge.
 

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I'd like to know what (if anything) will be built in Southern half of Colorado. I don't want to have to go up to I70 to recharge.
As of today (50+ kW CCS)
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A little bit in S Colorado, but nothing currently >125 kW
 

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As of today (50+ kW CCS)

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A little bit in S Colorado, but nothing currently >125 kW
I've been using PlugShare to start to track them down so I have a reasonable plan. Most of my destinations have one, regardless of speed (Buena Vista, Breckenridge, Crested Butte) and I should be able to get to any of them on a single charge. Extending beyond that just means a slower charge. If they threw a Rivian charger in Gunnison, I think it would be perfect.
 

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I would like to see Durango
 

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For Colorado (CO) folks, or those interested in visiting CO in their Rivians, the state is investing in a charging infrastructure. There are two plans.

One is Charge Ahead Colorado, a grant-based program, to which any organization is allowed to apply. In email discussions with one of the coordinators, the state expects to award ~75 of these "over the year", though this was back in late last year. The awards would be a mix of L2 and L3 stations.

https://energyoffice.colorado.gov/zero-emission-vehicles/charge-ahead-colorado

Within this plan, there is a "Scenic and Historic byways program", in which the state is contacting communities along byways and encouraging them to apply for a Charge Ahead Colorado grant. According to one email:

"New Level 3 chargers along byways include: Carbondale, Crested Butte, Lake City, Meeker, Creede

Level 3 coming soon: Walsenburg, Minturn, Yampa, Del Norte, Fraser, Walden (still tentative)

Other new or coming soon level 3 not on byways: Del Norte, Wolf Creek Ski Area, Edwards, Eagle County Airport"

The second plan is the "Corridors" program. Via a competitive process, CO selected ChargePoint "to build 33 fast-charging stations across the state at strategic locations".

https://energyoffice.colorado.gov/zero-emission-vehicles/electric-vehicle-fast-charging-corridors

Looks like COVID has put them behind a bit, but the program is still making progress.

Between the two plans, I'm hopeful that by the time the R1S LE vehicles are available it will be possible to traverse CO pretty easily with a 135 kW version, or whatever it ends up being.

A problem, however, is if one wants to head north to Wyoming or Montana. Those places are currently charging-station deserts. A bummer, because there is really nice camping to be had up there too.
 

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For Colorado (CO) folks, or those interested in visiting CO in their Rivians, the state is investing in a charging infrastructure. There are two plans.

One is Charge Ahead Colorado, a grant-based program, to which any organization is allowed to apply. In email discussions with one of the coordinators, the state expects to award ~75 of these "over the year", though this was back in late last year. The awards would be a mix of L2 and L3 stations.

https://energyoffice.colorado.gov/zero-emission-vehicles/charge-ahead-colorado

Within this plan, there is a "Scenic and Historic byways program", in which the state is contacting communities along byways and encouraging them to apply for a Charge Ahead Colorado grant. According to one email:

"New Level 3 chargers along byways include: Carbondale, Crested Butte, Lake City, Meeker, Creede

Level 3 coming soon: Walsenburg, Minturn, Yampa, Del Norte, Fraser, Walden (still tentative)

Other new or coming soon level 3 not on byways: Del Norte, Wolf Creek Ski Area, Edwards, Eagle County Airport"

The second plan is the "Corridors" program. Via a competitive process, CO selected ChargePoint "to build 33 fast-charging stations across the state at strategic locations".

https://energyoffice.colorado.gov/zero-emission-vehicles/electric-vehicle-fast-charging-corridors

Looks like COVID has put them behind a bit, but the program is still making progress.

Between the two plans, I'm hopeful that by the time the R1S LE vehicles are available it will be possible to traverse CO pretty easily with a 135 kW version, or whatever it ends up being.

A problem, however, is if one wants to head north to Wyoming or Montana. Those places are currently charging-station deserts. A bummer, because there is really nice camping to be had up there too.
Looks like Durango and Cortez will be included, that makes it easy for me to visit from Arizona. It is easy to get there from Phoenix now, even in my Bolt, EA is in Flagstaff, Winslow and Gallop, but once you get there only a few L2 chargers. With the R1T, I could go Flagstaff to Cortez via the Navajo reservation and cut some distance off the trip.

Page Arizona, location of Lake Powell, would also be an ideal location.
 

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