Rivian battery protection

Discussion in 'Rivian General Discussions' started by ACDC, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. ACDC

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    I was thinking that the R1T and R1S will basically be the first electric vehicles that may be widely used for off roading, which brings up new issues such as whether the battery packs will be adequately protected.

    THey've said that the battery packs use a carbon composite shell along with a ballistic shield, which sounds strong, but we're also talking about a nearly 6000 lbs vehicle possibly landing on rocks and other hard terrain. Hopefully they've conducted impact tests on the underside of the skateboard chassis to test how much impact it can actually take without damage to the battery packs.
     
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    I think Scaringe is serious about the off roadability of the vehicles and not just giving it lip service for marketing purposes.

    They've actually tested the strength of the skateboard under panel's ballistic casing by dropping the R1T/R1S right onto rocks from a height of a couple feet. So they actually intend for owners to actually off-road and rock crawl safely in their Rivians. :like:
     

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