Babbuino

Well-Known Member
First Name
Manuel
Joined
Aug 1, 2020
Messages
121
Reaction score
119
Location
Florida
First Name
Manuel
Vehicles
Audi A3
Occupation
DESIGN engineer
yes... and thrown together rather hastily I believe they stated in order to take advantage of the opportunity
Looks like it. Still, they added a charging network... anyway, this video was the last drop to convince my wife to get the R1S.
 
OP
RforRivian

RforRivian

Active Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2020
Messages
30
Reaction score
61
Location
Birmingham, AL
Vehicles
2012 4Runner, 2014 Equinox
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #18
I think the "charging network" outline that they show at 1:43 in the video is somewhat miss leading. To get the truck from Columbia to Panama they had to take a boat. The line connecting the last charge point in Columbia and the first one in Panama goes straight through the Darien Gap. That stretch of land is very dangerous and has no roads. Showing those two points connected makes it seem like you can just stroll right through...

Here's a really good video explaining more about the gap if anyone is interested.

 

skyote

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2019
Messages
864
Reaction score
783
Location
Austin, TX
Vehicles
Jeeps & 2500HD Duramax
Anyone else catch the fact that they "built out a charging network" to do this trip?
Yes, stood out to me too.

Wonder what kind of charging set up it was (charging capacity etc.)?
I recall seeing pics of the trucks along the way & noticed they were using Level 2 Juicebox chargers in multiple locations.

My guess is that it was primarily Level 2 charging, and looks like they deployed Juicebox as their EVSE.

Setting up the charging network on the South and Central American trip will be good experience for setting up the Rivian Adventure Network in N. America. You gotta love this company.
Rivian Adventure Network will be DCFC, most or all of the Long Way Up "charging network" appeared to be Level 2.
 

DucRider

Well-Known Member
First Name
Gary
Joined
Oct 21, 2019
Messages
286
Reaction score
256
Location
rRegon
First Name
Gary
Vehicles
Clarity Electric
It will be interesting to see the charging challenges/solutions for both the Harley's and and Rivian's.
The LiveWire will DCFC (@20 kW), but while it will take 240v L2, it charges at L1 speed (1.4 kW).

Wonder what they built for a charging network?
 

skyote

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2019
Messages
864
Reaction score
783
Location
Austin, TX
Vehicles
Jeeps & 2500HD Duramax
looked like air suspension supplemented by standard strut shock? is that standard element?

addl strut.png
That should not be needed. Wonder if they had a component failure & improvised that solution.
 

jimcgov3

Well-Known Member
First Name
Jimmy
Joined
Apr 20, 2019
Messages
302
Reaction score
281
Location
Jacksonville, Florida // Satellite Beach, FL
First Name
Jimmy
Vehicles
2017 Tesla Model S 75, Rivian R1T Reservation Holder
I noticed that too. Also, where was the frunk? There’s a shot of the guys doing work under the hood - where the frunk should be.
I know from all the pics that were taken during the expedition there were also some gasoline/diesel chase trucks. If memory serves me, they had some Sprinters which that isn't a picture of and some Ford Super Dutys. Can anyone help me out with that?

***Update***
https://www.advpulse.com/adv-news/ewan-and-charleys-new-long-way-up-series-going-electric/

1596627318745.png


It very well could've been the Super Duty. Can anyone confirm what under the hood of a Super Duty looks like?
 
Last edited:

godfodder0901

Well-Known Member
First Name
Jared, #78xx
Joined
Mar 12, 2019
Messages
91
Reaction score
106
Location
Washington
First Name
Jared, #78xx
Vehicles
Honda Civic
Anyone else catch the fact that they "built out a charging network" to do this trip?

1596579351583.png
RJ told me about this in Seattle, but wouldn't let me tell anyone about it!
 

godfodder0901

Well-Known Member
First Name
Jared, #78xx
Joined
Mar 12, 2019
Messages
91
Reaction score
106
Location
Washington
First Name
Jared, #78xx
Vehicles
Honda Civic

Jehorton

Well-Known Member
First Name
James
Joined
Jun 27, 2020
Messages
171
Reaction score
86
Location
Stuart Florida
First Name
James
Vehicles
2018 Ford F-150
Occupation
Firefighter
I know from all the pics that were taken during the expedition there were also some gasoline/diesel chase trucks. If memory serves me, they had some Sprinters which that isn't a picture of and some Ford Super Duties. Can anyone help me out with that?

***Update***
https://www.advpulse.com/adv-news/ewan-and-charleys-new-long-way-up-series-going-electric/

1596627318745.png


It very well could've been the Super Duty. Can anyone confirm what under the hood of a Super Duty looks like?
Looks like one
 

Rob P

Active Member
First Name
Rob
Joined
Apr 23, 2020
Messages
27
Reaction score
12
Location
Issaquah Washington
First Name
Rob
Vehicles
2006 Range Rover HSE Supercharged, 2014 BMW 650 convertible, 2014 Mercedes C class wife, 4 Dodge Rams trucks for work
Occupation
Own a Landscape and Christmas decorating company
That video gives me trepidation more than stoke. Multiple shots of the car in a garage with wrenches and chipped up paint with shocks as well as the driver talking about getting bounced around on washboard roads. My Range Rover floats like a cloud over washboard roads. I know its a prototype but I damn sure don't want to see videos of a new truck getting worked on. Hopefully there will be some independent test drive reviews of production units before we have to commit to ordering
 
Top