Move Over Tesla: Rivian R1T Electric Pickup


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FWIW, i love this thing. I wonder if it'll be able to use Tesla's supercharger network, that's really a make or break issue IMO. Elon has always said he cares more about furthering green technology than anything else (including profit and competition), so I could see him sharing supercharging stations with Rivian vehicles for a fee that would be reinvested in expanding the network
 

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I'm really surprised domestic manufacturers haven't introduced an electric truck yet. It's clear by the model 3 delays that Tesla is already overextended and at capacity, and is therefore years away from successfully mass producing a truck, yet traditional competitors haven't done anything to get ahead of the game.

Tesla was the first successful US-based automotive startup since Chrysler. Let's hope Rivian is the next. If that's the case, you know domestics will be kicking themselves for missing this opportunity
 

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I'm really surprised domestic manufacturers haven't introduced an electric truck yet. It's clear by the model 3 delays that Tesla is already overextended and at capacity, and is therefore years away from successfully mass producing a truck, yet traditional competitors haven't done anything to get ahead of the game.



Tesla was the first successful US-based automotive startup since Chrysler. Let's hope Rivian is the next. If that's the case, you know domestics will be kicking themselves for missing this opportunity


Most of the US manufacturers have already kicked themselves. They are super far behind in the EV market. So far behind I’ll go on a limb and say they are zero threat right now to Tesla and future Rivian in regards to the electric market.

Audi is the closest one right now to even having a chance of disrupting things.
 

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They have also proven so far to date they are unable to make a decent looking EV. The bolt is.....eh Ok, but it’s tiny and something about it reminds me of the Aveo
 

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Audi is the closest one right now to even having a chance of disrupting things.
And even then that’s only in Europe where there is a vast CCS network (including the new and retrofitted superchargers). With no real charging network in the US the E-tron is just an expensive Nissan Leaf.
 

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They have also proven so far to date they are unable to make a decent looking EV. The bolt is.....eh Ok, but it’s tiny and something about it reminds me of the Aveo
The bolt as a vehicle is awful in every way except the electric drivetrain is very good. Nothing wrong with the batteries or drive motors. Just a shame it was wrapped in such a disappointing package
 

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So my buddy runs the state of Michigan for Willis insurance and had a meeting with these guys this week. He says the company is going places and they have already pre sold their entire first inventory run. Also someone just wrote them a $700million dollar check, I want to say amazon, but not positive about that.
God damn son

It's here.
 

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Was told it can ford three feet of water and raise 20” for off-roading. After three feet of water it floats so it doesn’t get the battery wet.
 

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So my buddy runs the state of Michigan for Willis insurance and had a meeting with these guys this week. He says the company is going places and they have already pre sold their entire first inventory run. Also someone just wrote them a $700million dollar check, I want to say amazon, but not positive about that.
Interesting, I had a friend that worked for Willis for a few years too, but she was in corporate liability as an account executive
 

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If cybertruck is too big for my garage, the wife and I really like the rivian as my next vehicle. My only concern is the charging network being a joke still
 

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I applied to work for them lol. I really feel they are the only true Tesla rival. Once they get going I can see both companies duking it out for years. Good for the consumer.

After working just 5 months in our EV department in my current company I want out. lol it’s a joke. There are maybe 10-15 of us who really know about EVs and the rest are just scared higher ups who will ruin the program
 

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I really feel like they can and will be a true competitor, look forward to them finally getting out there.
 

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I’m still baffled by the idea of an electric truck for anything other than being lifestyle image choice (granted, a big part of it, and EV in general right now). Range will practically be useless while towing. But for those 100 miles, it should tow pretty well :rofl:
 

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I’m still baffled by the idea of an electric truck for anything other than being lifestyle image choice (granted, a big part of it, and EV in general right now). Range will practically be useless while towing. But for those 100 miles, it should tow pretty well :rofl:
 

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Yea, but I’d wager that >75% of trucks sold have never towed anything ever. Hell, I owned 2 ”real” pickup trucks and only towed once, an ATV like 20 miles. Otherwise it was just the occasional crap from Home Depot in the bed.
 

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^ exactly. If you are towing long distances multiple times a week. This is not for you.

If you are like 90% of truck owners who use it for Home Depot and because you simply like trucks this is perfect.
 

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I’m still baffled by the idea of an electric truck for anything other than being lifestyle image choice (granted, a big part of it, and EV in general right now). Range will practically be useless while towing. But for those 100 miles, it should tow pretty well :rofl:
I don't tow, but I haul crap in the bed on a constant basis. It's also our family road trip vehicle.
 

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electric family road trip vehicle in this current time, sounds like a complete pain in the dick


 

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^ exactly. If you are towing long distances multiple times a week. This is not for you.

If you are like 90% of truck owners who use it for Home Depot and because you simply like trucks this is perfect.

multiple times per week isn't the cut off.

few times per year would be annoying enough to not purchase one at this current time/stage.
 

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