Slight Re-Hash of what we already knew so far except now we know 7days/1000 miles which probably will negate any LE order test drives. From there also trade in information is now posted which is great. Keyfob looks neat too.
It is for remote start of your gear tunnel puppy on the R1T and release of a quick hint of tuna smell to get the attention of your frunk kitten in the R1S.
1,000 mile.I’m excited by all of this. But, I’m still hoping for an in-person look at the interiors and exterior colors before committing 100% to my build configuration. This is the lone shortcoming of the 7 days/1,000 in home trial, in my view. It doesn’t solve that “choice” issue.
For those that are already emotionally committed to a purchase, this is a big deal.I’m excited by all of this. But, I’m still hoping for an in-person look at the interiors and exterior colors before committing 100% to my build configuration. This is the lone shortcoming of the 7 days/1,000 in home trial, in my view. It doesn’t solve that “choice” issue.
I did not speak to anyone from Ford, I am not that interested in the Bronco.
I talked to the GMC rep that was there, told him I have a reservation, and got some new info from him. These were a few things he told me, no I cannot confirm they are 100% true.
- He says the Ultium battery will have an energy density 30% better than Tesla.
- He said the Hummer, due to its low center of gravity, could climb a 60% grade.
- He confirmed the 350KW charging.
- He told me there are 15 vehicles out testing, some are in Arizona (Yuma) for hot weather testing this summer, I have seen videos from the cold weather testing already.
- The bed width between the wheel wells is 48 inches, I totally believe this, and you can see it is as wide as a full sized Sierra. The width of the Hummer, w/o mirrors is 86 inches.
Is this an assumption or do we know it to be true? Since the vehicles will be delivered with near zero miles I'm assuming you could turn it away without signing paperwork. If the registration paperwork is never completed I don't see why the car couldn't be sold as new to someone else. Laws for this may very in different jurisdictions. I just don't know if it's fact you have to complete payment and register the vehicle sight unseen.Ford's approach worked because even if you ordered a vehicle, you were under no obligation to take delivery and could request a refund of your deposit even after the vehicle was built and arrived at your dealer. Rivian needs to offer some sort of similar money back guarantee if you drive the vehicle and decide you don't want it. The challenge is with the direct sale and home delivery model Rivian is using, you are going to have to complete the sale prior to seeing the vehicle. If you decide you don't want it, Rivian would then be buying back a used vehicle and only be able to re-market it as used. It's not the same as the dealer just keeping the vehicle as new and selling it to the next customer who walks in.
That was what I was told. Maybe the plans changed or the different sections under the new Experience page were the "few items". Either way I was very disappointed and will not be getting my hopes up for another Thursday update.
Since you’ve made it on to InsideEV maybe Rivian will publish the accessories sooner than planned. Guess you’re famous nowI don't think we are too far out from accessories being added. In addition to the pictures I ran across, I also see a definition for an un-displayed tab in the configurator labelled "Adventure Gear" with a description of "Explore our full range of accessories for any adventure." There are also label definitions for a quantity selector so presumably you could purchase multiples of certain things.