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@ccap41 Rihanna is 5'8" So based on this picture at the Nov 26th reveal of the truck that she attended, he is right around 6' tall

RJ Scaringe Photos - 4 of 5

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1 minute ago, ccap41 said:

Oh dang, the plant is only about 2hrs from me. 

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180518/ISSUE01/180519884/rivian-ceo-scaringe-plans-to-build-electric-cars-in-normal

He's also super young.. 35 years old. 

Yup, super smart guy, clearly all about roomy performance SUV / Trucks based on my reading today. This guy so rocks more than Musk. I am really excited.

See they have the preorder page up, Starting price is $65,000 after Federal rebate. So in essence, $72,500 is starting price and the preorder page says the top performance and largest battery pack models will be built first. Then the base model available starting 12 months later or in 2021 available for sale. 

If RJ can hit his projections and right now I see no reason not too, this will hurt the Detroit OEM and Tesla. GM I believe can handle this but Ford and FCA I am not sure they can handle a strong driven, focused, educated man like RJ that has done his homework on building a better Truck and SUV. I will say that this will put both Asian and German auto companies on alert to move their ass in building EV auto's.

$1,000 down is all for a preorder of the SUV or Truck.

https://preorders.rivian.com/2322956400/checkouts/400a67d6ffcc711a452e2d3fbd79251f

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7 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Hmm...3450mm wheelbase..I wonder if that is a typo..that would be 135 inches...rather long.

Yea, I am thinking that is a mistake as the Escalade is only 116" wheelbase and ESV is only 130" wheelbase. The doors do look long and if it is correct that should just glide over the road soaking up bumps.

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I think I saw the truck's wheelbase was 123 or 125, and the SUV's being shorter..I'm guessing 115-118.    I don't like the vertical elements in the front lighting---maybe without those and smaller lights below the light strip, and perhaps a faux grille would look better.   The blank grille-less face of some EVs (Teslas) is unappealing, IMO.   Going to be interesting to see how the production versions of both look. 

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7 hours ago, smk4565 said:

Likewise, I wonder if they will really get this off the ground.  The concept and what it delivers looks great.  Makes you wonder why one of the big guys isn't working on something like this.  Where is Toyota with an EV truck?  

Why would a company like Toyota waste their money on such crapola as this?  Especially when the potential for willing buyers is slim to none?

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5 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

Why would a company like Toyota waste their money on such crapola as this?  Especially when the potential for willing buyers is slim to none?

You always have to drop in and piss on any forward-looking topic w/ your black cloud of negativity, don't you?   

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13 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

Why would a company like Toyota waste their money on such crapola as this?  Especially when the potential for willing buyers is slim to none?

Because Toyota was the pioneer for hybrids and their marketing was all about it.  They should be moving to EV's and their Tundra has crap sales, because it has a V8 from 2007 that is super thirsty and not all that powerful.   Plus the whole truck is dated.  A 100% new pickup like this, with Toyotas billions of dollars behind it could really be a winner in the market.

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11 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

You always have to drop in and piss on any forward-looking topic w/ your black cloud of negativity, don't you?   

I am just being real.  There has been no ramp-up in demand for this pipe dream.  When the dream is shared among 2% of the overall market, that is a weak leg to stand on to go all in.

1 minute ago, Robert Hall said:

I am surprised we haven't seen a solid EV push from Toyota yet.  Even Nissan is further along in the market. 

Why surprised?  Do you not think they've done research?

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Every car manufacturer honcho except Mary (there's something about her) has expressed doubt about the profitability of electrics... the money it takes to develop them when the demand is not there from the public. 

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2 hours ago, ocnblu said:

I am just being real.  There has been no ramp-up in demand for this pipe dream.  When the dream is shared among 2% of the overall market, that is a weak leg to stand on to go all in.

Why surprised?  Do you not think they've done research?

Toyota has admitted they felt Hydrogen was the way to go and ignored electric, Tesla forced them to stop wasting money on Hydrogen and build a late to the party EV team. They are looking at 2025 for full blown EV offerings.

Myself and many others have stated when the right options come along people will buy and everyone according to you is afraid of making money on EVs. Yet those that do will surpass and replace those that do not. 

Rivian has full size Pickup and SUV and that WILL APPEAL to the masses more than Tesla.

This is one company that I do expect to stick around and last.

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Love this video of  the R1T capable testing in Arizona.

https://videos.rivian.com/2md5qhoeajym/1cTeiGCtQ7DtENzy5x8tNL/cc25a561ebfbd61a64582826f60f2a9b/Rivian_Peru_LWU_200803_DIGICOM_H264_100MB.mp4 

Very cool looking show that will cover the trip from South America to North America in the R1T.

 

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Here is Shaq getting into the R1T, big Big BIG Boy and he Fits!

I got a response from Rivian on interior spec's that they have not listed yet on the web site. To quote the email.

As far as interior dimensions, I've listed any available specs below; however, want to emphasize that this will not fully paint the picture as there are multiple factors that will play into the overall comfort.

From personal experience (I'm around 6'1), the R1T is extremely comfortable for me! Also, for what it's worth, our friend Shaquille O'neal thinks so as well :) https://www.instagram.com/shaq/p/ByZMGjsFRkO/

 

Interior Specs:

Effective Head Room- 41 inches

Effective Leg Room- 42 inches

Hip room- 55 inches

 

We'll be sure to let you know when we can get you behind the wheel!

Take care,

Kevin
 

 

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