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Rebelle Rally Debuts the Electrified Designation for Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
Rivian to showcase the highly anticipated R1T in the 4×4 Class
Mitsubishi returns with the Outlander PHEV in the Crossover Class
Power Innovations to deliver green power for BEV fast charging and base camp

August 17, 2020 (Reno, NV) – The Rebelle Rally announces the exciting addition of the Electrified Designation for electric manufacturer vehicles taking part in the fifth anniversary edition of the endurance off-road competition.
The Rebelle Rally is the longest competitive off-road navigation rally in the United States. The remote rally will take place over 10 days and 2,000 kilometers of stunning roads, dirt roads, trails, dunes and designated open off-highway vehicle areas across Nevada and California. Teams of two – a driver and navigator – turn in their cell phones, GPS and Internet enabled devices and navigate their way to checkpoints of varying degrees of difficulty using only a compass, maps, and roadbooks. It is not a race for speed but precision driving and navigating.
Designed as the ultimate proving ground for stock manufacturer vehicles, there are two classes – 4×4 and Crossover. Minimal modifications are allowed. This year, the organization has worked diligently to launch the Electrified Designation – an authentic challenge for electric (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and hybrids. The EV and PHEV teams do not compete in a separate class, but directly in their intended class with allowances for on course rapid charging. 2020 is designed as a test of the program with a limited number of vehicles debuting.
“Since we first envisioned the Rebelle Rally, we knew it would be the ultimate true test of electrified vehicles available to consumers and we have worked tirelessly to make this happen,” explained Emily Miller, the rally’s founder. “Providing battery-based mobile rapid charging on course allows these vehicles to compete in the standard classes, an exciting and important component of the Electrified Designation.”
The Entries
The highly anticipated all-electric Rivian R1T is entered in the 4×4 Class and will be piloted by 2-time Rebelle Rally champions Emme Hall and Rebecca Donaghe. “Adventures like the Rebelle Rally are what Rivian vehicles are made for. It’s meaningful to join as the rally’s first all-electric vehicle,” noted Rivian Creative Director Larry Parker.
Mitsubishi returns to the Rebelle for its second year fielding the new Outlander PHEV in the Crossover Class. “Rebelle Rally shows us what is possible when we have the courage and ambition to do more with the cars in our driveway, and we need that inspiration now more than ever,” said Mitsubishi Motors North America Chief Operating Officer Mark Chaffin. “We are thrilled to continue our support for Team Record the Journey this year with the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, and to continue to prove our legacy of quality, dependability and reliability.”
Powering the Electrified Program
The Rebelle Rally is partnered with Power Innovations, the industry leader in the development and deployment of consumer and corporate green power solutions, including challenging and rugged conditions like the Rally. The Utah-based company will provide all the power for the base camp, as well as on-course BEV 175 KW fast charging.
“We have a history of accepting challenges that have never been done before – things that a lot of people classify as unrealistic. These challenges push us as individuals and as a company to do hard things. Challenges that will make a positive difference for us all. This challenge should help us all rethink the possibilities of BEV and H2 as we commit to a green future without limits,” noted Robert Mount, President and CEO of Power Innovations.
The Rebelle Rally is a remote, outdoor event with no spectators or outside assistance. To follow along, viewers can watch the live webcast at www.rebellerally.com October 8-17, 2020.
https://www.rebellerally.com/rebell...-plug-in-hybrid-electric-and-hybrid-vehicles/
 

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Crappy web page at that link. Anyone have any other info on this?
 

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The info comes from the official rebelle rally site. I haven't seen much more info on this other than a small thread on reddit... still trying to find more.
 

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This will be a great durability test for them! I'm hoping that they will be entering the production version of the vehicle that we recently saw camo'd up in the desert testing series. Maybe they'll show a new color too! With it being in October I'd image that they will have it ready by then.
 

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This will be a great durability test for them! I'm hoping that they will be entering the production version of the vehicle that we recently saw camo'd up in the desert testing series. Maybe they'll show a new color too! With it being in October I'd image that they will have it ready by then.
Looks like that could be the case. Someone on Facebook just mentioned that his son works for Rivian and that the first production vehicle was completed this week
 

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It would be great to get a peek at a production spec vehicle in the rally!
 

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I wonder how they are going to disable the Rivian's gps?
 

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They are going to use a pre-production model. It states so about halfway through this article.
Which means that their performance will probably be less refined than what we will be getting our hands on next summer (the lucky ones, at least)!
https://electrek.co/2020/09/03/rivian-r1t-electric-pickup-adventure-capability-rebelle-rally/

"Rebelle Rally has now confirmed that two-time champions Emme Hall and Rebecca Donaghe will be driving an early pre-production version of the Rivian R1T electric pickup truck for this year’s rally."
 

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I wonder how they are going to disable the Rivian's gps?

That's a good question. Wondered the same thing. Perhaps they just cover the screens? Leave speedo uncovered?
 

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Disabling GPS/Nav would be as simple as a software update.
I was thinking along those lines, but it would need to be done in such a way that it couldn't be undone. It depends on how verifiable they want it to be.
 

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2 woman piloting the Rivian in this "Race", and they have won twice before. Very Interesting ! Seems like this should be news in and of itself. I wonder if the idea to have woman drivers was intentional by Rivian since a BEV truck is such a innovative concept why not break some more stereotypes by having ladies as pilots. For Rivian's sake I hope they do well as this will be a huge PR win if their BEV can score a high mark in this offroad event.
 

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