They are wrong. The R1T/R1S come with an 11kW onboard charger. At an estimated energy consumption of 425 Wh/mi, this equates to 25.9 miles of range added per hour of charging. This, of course, requires a 60amp breaker hard wired to 48amp charger to get 11kW.
Seems they are wrong when saying Level 2 is limited to 16 miles per hour added range?
The car can take, according to Rivian website, charging rates up to 160kW.I think they are on point but there might be some mis-information to which I blame Rivian for not revealing. In short the charging limitation of the Rivian Adventure Network is 150kw or 140miles in 20 minutes.
It does not mean the car can accept more/faster rate. I think they are only advertising what they can control.
If the car can't take more than 150kw as its peak 100% I would be really disapointed unless they have some sort of crazy ass charging curve.
The original specs for the vehicle state 160kWWhere does it show that?
Ive only seen references to RAN charging rates and at that nothing specific.
That is a good point about specifications being fluid during the development of the vehicle. What was valid when they published it, may be different when they build it.They also tols us ab electrochromatic roof and a power tailagte . Ill assume everything is wrong until its an actual spec on their site. 160kw unless it's sustained for 90% of the time will be useless on a battery that's 135kwh.
A tip for those that haven't supercharged (DC Fast Charged), the goal is not to fully charge the battery when on a road trip. You want to add just enough energy to get to the next charger on your route so that you arrive at each charger with about 20-25% State of Charge (SOC). This gives you the "sweet spot" to maximize kW. Charging speed slows as the battery fills, so adding extra energy at the top half of the battery adds time to your trip. Use L2 chargers overnight to top off the battery.160kw unless it's sustained for 90% of the time will be useless on a battery that's 135kwh.
Pretty sure that by 140 miles in 20 minutes Rivian does not mean 140 miles of range at 70 mph. It will probably be 140 EPA miles at best possible charging conditions.I am stopping at least every 2 hours for a break the 140 miles with a average of 70mph would not be bad at all
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