What would you like to see on your new Rivian or from the Rivian company??

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    I keep telling them they need 30 amp 120V plug so people can plug in their RVs and boondocks for extended periods of time. Seems like a no brainer because any RV you could tow with the Rivian would have a 30 amp plug. Also, an RV could be made all electric, and even half the 180kwh pack would provide a longer duration boon docking than a 5 gallon propane tank. Actually, with the efficiency of electric, it might even be better than 10 gallons of propane.
     
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    Heated windshield along with heated washer fluid for us Northern folks.
    Loved the windshield on my old Range Rover Sport.
    That one little piece of ice on the wiper blade will really mess up your day.
     
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    THIS!!!!
     
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    CAR PLAY has a weather feature that does what you want. I have it on my corvette and it works well. It picks the area that it reports so you can't just punch in a spot.
     
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    360° camera available any time
    Self parking
    Sirius rather than XM (I have a lifetime Sirius subscription)
    400 mile range with 7 seats
    HUD
    Full-sized spare
    EL stretched version up that you can carry enough luggage/gear for 7 people.
    Heated/cooled/massage seats all around
    Level 2 home charger included in price
     
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    I would like to know the towing #s including some baseline ranges for sat a 7000 lb trailer
     
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    I am hoping that Rivian does not require us to buy large packages of options. I want to build my truck specifically without having to pay for accessories I don't want. I also hope that Rivian offers lease programs or at least hooks us up with leasing companies. I have a feeling that a top line truck is going to cost more than $80 K. I want to lease for business purposes and tax breaks plus lower payments.
     
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    There will probably not be any bare bones options for a while. They will sell premium models with lots of expensive (read profitable) options at first so they can make money. They "value" type models will come later.
     
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    I suspect that lease payments will be exorbitantly high in relation to vehicle price, at least in the first few years. A big factor in lease payments is residual value, and it will take some time before enough used Rivians enter the market for a resale value to be established. Consequently, lease companies have to hedge against poor resale values by setting lease rates very high.

    This happened with Tesla in the first few years. Lease rates were through the roof relative to what the lease rates were on similarly-priced ICEs. They eventually came down once Teslas began to get good prices in the resale market.

    EVs are now more established in the market, but Rivian is still a new entrant making a novel product even within the context of EVs. I think resale prices will remain speculative for a good while.
     
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    #25 FutureBoy61, Sep 3, 2019
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    I live in MI and I would like (as already stated) towing specification similar to how towing specs are published for a non-EV P-Trucks. Will the pickup be offered from the factory with a towing option installed? I camp and sometimes tow a trailer. I expect a large hit to range when towing, I would like an idea as to what I can expect. I have a 9000lbs towhauler (when it's loaded with toys). I also have a 3500lbs fishing boat/trailer. How can/will the pickup handle towing? I'm expecting a 60% drop in range when towing (fully loaded) but am hoping to be surprised with a higher towing range capability. What is going to be the best set-up for towing? How does cold weather affect the towing characteristics?, etc.
    All this towing talk reminds me that I'll need a Reese hitch to tow anything. All pictures so far of the Rivian R1T have not included such a feature. I would suppose a hefty trailer hitch would be included as standard and not necessarily be an option.
    Being a novice to EVs, I have another question. What is the power inlet plug being installed on the Rivian models. I have seen two standards out there and there seems to some debate as to which one will be the dominant one that is readily and routinely available. I want to install a home charging unit to match the Rivian and want to have it installed and ready to go before the PT delivery is ready for me.
    Third question about Rivian service. Will there be independent service centers for Rivians or will Rivian collaborate with Ford or someone else for vehicle maintenance and routine service (in Michigan specifically).
    Lots of questions but I'm excited about this change coming to the automotive industry (and the world).
     
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    2. Lots of info about charging in parks.

    3. Charging stations for our home as a perk would be sweet, especially if they somehow can make using the truck as a battery for the house when the power goes out straightforward.

    4. Convincing my wife to let me pre-order rather than having to wait would be an added bonus.
     
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    LOL at #4! Let her know you're already looking at a long wait...I'm guessing mid to late 2021 if you preordered now.

    Preorder isn't a commitment, and you do want to get in line, right? ;-)
     
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    If its anything like the tesla preorders, I think it would be wise to wait cause its not much more of a wait after the preorders get done. Unless Rivian gives out some nice incentives, BTW i try to convince my wife also, just my 2 cents
     
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    One feature request I had was the ability for the airbag suspension auto-level the vehicle when parked. The use case here is if you're sleeping in the SUV or have got a tent on the roof or bed. I imagine this shouldn't even be too hard to implement, should be software feature since I think all the hardware is there already.
     
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    I like this idea, however, instead of tying it into when parked, as an airbag can still provide some benefits albeit low probability, I'd rather see it tied into a mode similar to Tesla's "party and camper mode" which is a feature I would request. It allows running the climate control, selective lights, music, and power outlets. Seems like a natural fit to also add suspending the airbag.
     
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