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I know the R2R is supposed to be some rally wagon, but I would sure like someone to build a BEV in a Wrangler/Bronco form factor. Put in 6 of Rivian’s battery modules, the removable roof that’s coming in 2022, and charge $57.5k.

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Oooo a K5 Blazer inspired model would be sweet





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Because of the limited range when towing, I have decided not to buy the pickup and instead build a Ford F550 based expedition vehicle and get the R2R instead as long as it is flat towable. I am going to live in the expedition vehicle full-time.

I am really hoping they will have a way to tap into the battery like they state they will have in the other vehicles. This would be a great way to keep the house batteries topped off on days and locations when the solar isn't doing it. It would be cool if it would go both ways and the battery of the R2R could be charged when the solar is plentiful.

I know charging with 120V will be possible as it will have a built in charger, but I think it would be great to allow that charger to work in reverse and supply 120V back out. Then it would be a single cable.
 
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When do you all suppose they'll unveil the R2s? If Rivian's talking Europe in '22, seems like they'd be wanting to unveil some smaller models early '22 at the latest. Also, wondering if the R2R will be considerably more affordable or if it's meant to be more of a high-end performance model?
 

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I'm guessing the R2's and R3's will come from the near-by factory that has yet to be built. I'd think the current factory will be dedicated to the R1T, R1S, and the AmaVans. Therefore, I'm guessing it'll be a few years before they have anything ready for Europe, but they may surprise us!
 

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I'm guessing the R2's and R3's will come from the near-by factory that has yet to be built. I'd think the current factory will be dedicated to the R1T, R1S, and the AmaVans. Therefore, I'm guessing it'll be a few years before they have anything ready for Europe, but they may surprise us!
I'd joke that, with the speed they've shown in rolling out the R1 line, Europe should have something as soon as 2030, but I don't want them to push my LE order to the end of the line. I can almost hear RJ, in December of 2023, "We're so sorry, but your R1T is now available for pickup here. Since we're out of Launch Green, we painted it Neon Pink so you'll stand out as you leave here during this once in a generation blizzard we're having. Have a wonderful trip! By the way, since all the Camp Kitchens sold out in the first three months, we went to special lengths to have Taylor Swift autograph the driver's door for you. It looks way better than I thought possible using an ice ax".
 
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I'm guessing the R2's and R3's will come from the near-by factory that has yet to be built. I'd think the current factory will be dedicated to the R1T, R1S, and the AmaVans. Therefore, I'm guessing it'll be a few years before they have anything ready for Europe, but they may surprise us!
Have they said something about an R3 platform?
 

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Have they said something about an R3 platform?
It may just be a generic term for "future vehicles", but I've heard it used. I know there has been chatter about something that would compete very directly against the Jeep Wrangler lineup, which seems a natural. But, again, maybe that's just wishful thinking.

As future-looking as RJ and Co. seem to be, it would surprise me greatly if they don't already have several more concepts under consideration.
 
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When do you all suppose they'll unveil the R2s? If Rivian's talking Europe in '22, seems like they'd be wanting to unveil some smaller models early '22 at the latest. Also, wondering if the R2R will be considerably more affordable or if it's meant to be more of a high-end performance model?
My bet is that they won't release any new vehicles until at least some R1T and R1S are in customers driveways. Can you imagine the caterwauling on this forum if they announced new products before anyone got their current orders?

Have they said something about an R3 platform?
I believe it was a MotorTrend article/interview where RJ mentioned there would be a mid and small platform, likely R2 and R3.
 

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