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Rivian R1T and R1S

Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:07 am

I've been filling their progress for a while now, and they just debut their truck at the LA auto show today. Very nice looking and spec'ed truck. They already have a factory in Normal Illinois and plan to launch in 2020.

https://insideevs.com/rivian-r1t-electr ... rld-debut/
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Re: Rivian R1T and R1S

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Re: Rivian R1T and R1C

Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:11 pm

I'm put off by the looks, but the specs are good (not that I need or want a pickup).
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Re: Rivian R1T and R1C

Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:20 pm

The specs are fantastic, as is the storage. If they really can sell it for well under three figures and make money, that's great. I imagine the headlights will change after a year or two.
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Re: Rivian R1T and R1C

Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:19 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:The specs are fantastic, as is the storage. If they really can sell it for well under three figures and make money, that's great. I imagine the headlights will change after a year or two.
I certainly hope so, although some of the proportions of the body look awkward as well (the bed's too short). That may just be the angle of the photo.
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Re: Rivian R1T and R1C

Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:45 pm

With the exception of the headlights, that looks fantastic. The R1S could be a good replacement for our Highlander Hybrid. I just may have to get over my aversion to spending over $40k for a vehicle. At least from the press material, it seems to check all the boxes in terms of what we would require for a replacement of that Highlander (except price is still above my comfort zone). I now know what I really want to see when I get to the LA Auto Show this year. Looks like I have about 2.5 years to figure out how to finance that thing.
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Re: Rivian R1T and R1C

Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:22 am

Trouble for Tesla? Where will you be able to charge? Are they going to have a SC network too?
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Re: Rivian R1T and R1C

Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:06 am

LTLFTcomposite wrote:Trouble for Tesla? Where will you be able to charge? Are they going to have a SC network too?
They will have 7+kw onboard chargers for J-1772 charging. I'm not sure which DCFC standard they will use, but I'd bet SAE Combo.
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Re: Rivian R1T and R1S

Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:06 pm

Live presentation on the SUV R1S.

http://products.rivian.com/suv/
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Re: Rivian R1T and R1S

Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:19 pm

https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/27/181 ... -show-2018

Both are very nice looking vehicles. Kudos to the team at Rivian. Great Job!
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