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The show is primarily about the 2 guys and their trip on the bikes. Support equipment will get some camera time but won't be featured per-se.
I must have thought wrong about the show and thought it was about the trip and electric vehicles the used. Now it seems like rivians trucks will barely make the picture.
 

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High res video that's not a vertical video:

I'm also a bit sad they didn't explicitly mention Rivian, but I'm not surprised. Still seems like a cool series I'd watch anyways, R1T clips are just a bonus.
 

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I must have thought wrong about the show and thought it was about the trip and electric vehicles the used. Now it seems like rivians trucks will barely make the picture.
The Long Way programs are about travel on motorcycles (BMW GS 1100s in the first two). In the first one they went from London to New York the "Long Way Around". The Rivians will get plenty of airtime but will not be the focus.
 

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Prototype charging challenges, weather and more in new video! The making of 'Long Way Up.' Engaging interview with Charley Boorman.
Thanks. He mentioned carbon neutral which isn't correct unless they somehow tapped into carbon neutral electricity the entire way, which is extremely unlikely. Less carbon, absolutely.

In some ways, based upon the things he's saying, it seems like lessons that many EV owners already know weren't considered in the planning for this trip. Cold weather reduces range, for instance. In that way, it's kind of amazing that there weren't better planners involved. But I wasn't there so I don't know what kinds of unexpected things were encountered.

Looking forward to watching it.
 

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Here's a bit from a review of the first three episodes from ridepart.com. Key point - they were able to charge the Harleys from the R1Ts.

"The fact that the partners also managed to create a V2M network—vehicle to motorcycle—that allowed Ewan and Charley to charge the bike directly from the Rivians about halfway through the trip likely contributed to cheering things up and relieving a bit of that range anxiety."

Here's the link to the article: https://www.rideapart.com/articles/443049/long-way-up-series-review/
 

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