What Else Are You Considering?

What Else Are You Considering (Among Electric Vehicles)?


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I don't need the off-roading functionality of the R1T, but I need/want the truck utility functions - hauling motorcycles in the bed, etc. I also do not want a full size truck, so the F150 electric would not be nearly as appealing as the smaller R1T. I have a deposit on the CT but honestly that design is NOT growing on me as I had hoped. It's still awful.

I want to get my wife into an electric as soon as possible - she currently drives an SRX. Last month we drove a Mach E - liked it but would prefer a nicer interior and we don't like the huge glass roof (my only real issue with the R1T design today). We also drove an eTron - great interior, shade for the sunroof(yes!) but very limited range and expensive once you get it optioned out nicely.

I'm very interested in seeing the Lyriq - size, range, features and price are looking reasonably good so far... Hopefully I will have my R1T by the time that hits the dealers next Spring.





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other choice is Audi Etron GT. best looking EV on the planet. Can't understand Audi's reluctance to have a bigger battery pack. 250 miles is too little for my lead foot.
 

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Model X and then Model Y. We won't offroad too much but I find the boxier shape more usable. I just put a deposit on a Model X. Since delivery is only November or beyond, I am hopeful that will give me enough time to decide if I will go forward with the Rivian or not. See if any R1S are being delivered and quality/issues. I really have no intention of waiting until Q4 2023, but things happen so we shall see.
 

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I need/want the truck utility functions - hauling motorcycles in the bed, etc. I also do not want a full size truck, so the F150 electric would not be nearly as appealing as the smaller R1T.
Don't you think a regular truck bed would more easily accommodate a motorcycle than the 4 foot bed of the R1T?

I really like the R1T, but that bed is not going to cut it.
 

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Don't you think a regular truck bed would more easily accommodate a motorcycle than the 4 foot bed of the R1T?

I really like the R1T, but that bed is not going to cut it.
The bed is only 5.5 ft. Bigger than R1T, but not what I would call a 'regular' truck bed. To me, that would be 6.5 or 8 ft.
 

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Don't you think a regular truck bed would more easily accommodate a motorcycle than the 4 foot bed of the R1T?

I really like the R1T, but that bed is not going to cut it.
The R1T uses a gooseneck hinge for the tailgate so the useable bed space gets longer when the tailgate is down -- more than just adding the height of the tailgate.

The R1T is expected to have 83.6" of usable flat load floor with the tailgate down.

A F150 Limited has 88.5" of usable flat load floor with the tailgate down.

It's under a 5" difference.
 

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The bed is only 5.5 ft. Bigger than R1T, but not what I would call a 'regular' truck bed. To me, that would be 6.5 or 8 ft.
The R1T is expected to have 83.6" of usable flat load floor with the tailgate down.

A F150 Limited has 88.5" of usable flat load floor with the tailgate down.

It's under a 5" difference.
I do like the tailgate on the R1T. I would like to see some videos demonstrating the extending mechanism to learn more.

I prefer to haul with my tailgate closed when possible though. I have an F150 with the short bed, 5.5 ft. I can just barely squeeze in our bikes if I angle them from corner to corner.

I think the sweet spot for me is a 6.5 ft bed, which I consider to be the standard bed. 8ft beds are awesome, but that's too long to out on a crew cab in my opinion.

If the Rivian had a big enough bed to load bikes without leaving the tailgate down, it would be the hands down winner for my family.

I really want a company to manufacture a truck just for me with the exact specs and features I require. Is that too much to ask?😃

If I could combine some F150 features with the R1T I would be set.
 
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Spilling my guts here..... 3 scenarios bouncing around in my head

1. stick with Rivian R1T Launch Edition! don't let the distractions (and utter lack of info) deter me

2. F-150 Lightning in about a year's time. Immediately go buy a Mach-E to get acquainted with Ford's EV tech, interface, OTA updating etc. Used car market will stay strong well into a year from now so it likely will retain 80% of purchase value.

3. Future (possible) 2022-23 Toyota Tundra-Prime PHEV that exists only in my head right now. Immediately go buy a '21 RAV4-Prime PHEV to enjoy its niche benefits, $7.5k tax credit, get acquainted with Toyota's driver-assist tech and interface, etc.


I truly am torn at the moment.... (searching Ford & Toyota online Inventory tools for locally available EV/PH rides, and they are out there in limited dealer stock)
 

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Well, we still have a Tesla Model X (refresh) and logged into today and it again changed from a November 2021 estimated delivery to a January 2022 estimated delivery.

Kind of happy about that since the R1S is larger/nicer looking and less complicated, along with like $20-25K cheaper.

Hoping that the LE R1S still holds true for delivery in Aug-Nov/Dec at latest with some confirmation and it will then be a no brained to cancel the Tesla order :)
 

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I don't need the off-roading functionality of the R1T, but I need/want the truck utility functions - hauling motorcycles in the bed, etc. I also do not want a full size truck, so the F150 electric would not be nearly as appealing as the smaller R1T. I have a deposit on the CT but honestly that design is NOT growing on me as I had hoped. It's still awful.

I want to get my wife into an electric as soon as possible - she currently drives an SRX. Last month we drove a Mach E - liked it but would prefer a nicer interior and we don't like the huge glass roof (my only real issue with the R1T design today). We also drove an eTron - great interior, shade for the sunroof(yes!) but very limited range and expensive once you get it optioned out nicely.

I'm very interested in seeing the Lyriq - size, range, features and price are looking reasonably good so far... Hopefully I will have my R1T by the time that hits the dealers next Spring.
Has sure tried the ID.4?
 

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