Private Preview Event Follow Up: Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco

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    To the Forum Members going to the private viewing.

    I thought it would be good to have a place where we can share information in one spot regarding our experiences at these events.

    If I may recommend also consolidating our questions here and maybe adding new un-answered questions as Rivian goes from Atlanta to Seattle, and to San Francisco.

    Top on my list:

    1. Test Drives
      1. When and where?
      2. City and off-road driving options?
    2. Are we on schedule for delivery in late 2020?
      1. Will the R1T and R1S be delivered at the same time?
      2. If not, what are the new schedules?
    3. Does the Ford EV being built in the Rivian plant cause delays for the R1T and R1S?
    I know I will have others, but wanted to get the brainstorming started...

    I hope all agree!
     
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    It is Atlanta week...who from this Forum will be going? Looking forward to hear what you may learn this Friday!
     
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    I plan on attending and will share what I learn.
     
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    Kool...looking forward to your updates!
     
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    I’ll be there as well.
     
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    Couple of questions I've got that I'm hoping someone can ask for me:
    * Can the engineers/designers comment about the changes we saw in the Argentina prototypes. eg. are the tailgate changes what the production models will look like? Can they talk about the motivations behind the changes? I know there was that Rivian email saying some things like the interior aren't production representative, but I bet in person, there's lots of interesting details they'd be happy to discuss (my experience at the Denver event).
    * Any other things they can tell us about the details of other real-world testing they've been doing? Durability testing for example? (since this is a brand new brand and vehicle, I have some concerns)
    * The Taycan has got a 800V architecture, and there was discussion back in 2018 about Rivian preparing for that, but probably going with 400V still. I'm wondering if 400V is still the plan for the 1st gen Rivian vehicles. Can they talk about the reasons why?
    * More just an idea/dream of mine for the future: Do they have any thoughts on making cars more upgradable? eg. battery breakthrough 5 years from now, can that be swapped out and now the R1S/R1T has double the range? Stuff like this seems much more possible than with an ICE vehicle.
     
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    This might be the most ridiculous question on here right now, but is there any information on the dress code of this event?
     
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    Too funny. Not a ridiculous question. Given this is an adventure vehicle I would think casual would be appropriate.
     
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    Perfect! My adventure outfit is ready to go.

    See you soon Atlanta!

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    In Denver there were people in long sleeve button ups and slacks to shorts and t-shirts and everything in between.
     
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    I posted some ATL event comments on the Live Streaming ATL thread. Cool event!
     
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    Great info you provided in the live streaming ATL thread.

    Thanks.

    Curious to see other posts from other attendees at that event.
     
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    Hi all, new here :). Have they posted the San Francisco dates? I'll definitely be going to that event.
     
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    Not yet.
     

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