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Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe drove off the first R1T production truck in Rivian Blue at the Normal Production plant.

The Rivian truck received an EPA rating of 314 miles on the default battery pack that is shipping now. a larger battery pack will become available in January 2022 as well as a smaller battery pack at a future time.

Rivian R1T spec:

  • EPA 314 mile range on standard battery pack
  • Battery type 2170 cylindrical cell supplied by Samsung SDI
  • 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds
  • Quad motor, AWD
  • On-board charger is 11.5 kW, AC level 2, 25 miles per hour of charge.
  • DC Fast charging 140 miles in 20 minutes
  • Wading depth of 3 plus feet
  • Towing capacity of 11,000 pounds

This is all the information via Rivians web site and RJ Scaringe twitter account.

I am very excited for the Bellevue Washington Rivian site to open and have a chance to see how my large Shrek frame fits in this truck. I would love one in Forest Green.


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1 hour ago, ccap41 said:

I want one just like this so bad. 

 

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Awesome looking, the Rivian Blue is a backup color for me to the Forest Green. Here is my truck configured the way I would want it with the Max Pack that now shows up on the web site after a refresh.

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18 minutes ago, David said:

Awesome looking, the Rivian Blue is a backup color for me to the Forest Green. Here is my truck configured the way I would want it with the Max Pack that now shows up on the web site after a refresh.

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I love the green but that's my favorite color and share of blue so i would be hard to pass up. Ideally, I'd prefer the Max Pack as well, but if I'm being realistic, 300 miles of range is more than enough and $10,000 in my pocket is preferred. I'd also likely add some of the other things you did in the Adventure Gear area as well. I'm excited to see these in customers' hands and see one in the wild. The plant is only a couple hours north of me.

@David, do you know what their maintenance/repair situation is like, as they don't have dealerships? If something breaks, what happens and where would I get repairs done? 

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13 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

I love the green but that's my favorite color and share of blue so i would be hard to pass up. Ideally, I'd prefer the Max Pack as well, but if I'm being realistic, 300 miles of range is more than enough and $10,000 in my pocket is preferred. I'd also likely add some of the other things you did in the Adventure Gear area as well. I'm excited to see these in customers' hands and see one in the wild. The plant is only a couple hours north of me.

@David, do you know what their maintenance/repair situation is like, as they don't have dealerships? If something breaks, what happens and where would I get repairs done? 

Here is how I would do the R1S SUV, no Max Pack allowed yet, but I am liking the Limestone color. For me being that the Wife and I love road trips and into the wild, the Max Pack is a requirement for me, but I can totally understand for most people the Regular 314 mile battery pack is enough.

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In regards to the Maintenance / repair. Rivian is working to have established places become repair sites per emails I have received, but as of right now per their web site Service - Rivian

You have the following:

  • Remote Care - Rivian via the built in sensors and diagnostics platform are able to proactively identify and resolve issues without you having to do anything for the software side and notify you when a hardware issue is needing attention.
  • OTAs - This is the over the air updates part that primarily is software focused to add features and enhance existing ones.
  • Mobile Service - Rivian has a fleet they are building out of staffed Rivian technicians, they perform the majority of service needs right at home or work. If more extensive care is required, they will pick up your auto and take it to a Rivian Service Center like the one built in Bellevue here where I live and give you a loaner via their flexible loaner program.
  • Platform - The Rivian Service App works with you on your smartphone, the app and the Rivian Service Team connected via the Rivian Cloud working together seamlessly to deliver the best possible experience of auto care.
  • Warranty
    • Comprehensive - 5yrs or 60,000 miles
    • Battery 8yrs or 175,000 miles
    • Drivetrain 8yrs or 175,000 miles
    • Corrosion 8yrs unlimited miles

End result, the auto's are built to last even in a CPO situation, I think these auto's are going to go a long distance in customer satisfaction.

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This is a nice looking truck.  They did a good job with it inside and out.  If I was going to go this route, I would do either Limestone or Compass Yellow though to charge as much as they do for colors seems a bit absurd considering the starting price of the truck.  Ocean Coast interior with the Adventure Package.  Forest Edge is an intriguing interior color option but I don't think it is going to age well.  Kind of like avocado color appliances from the 1960's and 70's.

 

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10 hours ago, David said:

Have to say that the latest release of interior pictures shows an attention to quality and luxury in the Rivian R1T truck.

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While it looks great, that's a tough judgement call from pictures released by the company. We will really know the quality when it's in consumers' hands. 

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2 hours ago, ccap41 said:

While it looks great, that's a tough judgement call from pictures released by the company. We will really know the quality when it's in consumers' hands. 

I get what you say, but then while I love the open leg room, when compared to what GM had done with this same style in 93 as a 94 model year. Rivian has done a great job.

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17 minutes ago, David said:

I get what you say, but then while I love the open leg room, when compared to what GM had done with this same style in 93 as a 94 model year. Rivian has done a great job.

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And judging from this picture, the clearly used GM, looks to have held up great. Who knows how a Rivian will hold up? 

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12 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

And judging from this picture, the clearly used GM, looks to have held up great. Who knows how a Rivian will hold up? 

True, while the interior is a plastic jungle, it has held up even when not taken care of like in the photo I grabbed off the net. Mine looks even better compared to that, will have to on a non work day go out and take a pic on the inside.

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The real wood trim certainly says luxury.  You generally only find it on the luxury marques though it has started to move into the higher trims of the more mainstream brands like Ford, Chevrolet and GMC.  My Canyon Denali, for example, has both authentic aluminum and open pore wood accents throughout.

On the Rivian, though, some of the spots that they put the wood, while looking nice, are definitely going to get beat up over time because they are high touch areas.  I'm specifically referring to the wood around the wireless charger on the console and also on the seat backs where I could see them getting scratched with hangars or poorly aimed USB connectors.

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Came across one of these in the wild today.  It was a black one and appeared to be full production spec.  We were on the road so I did not get a chance to check it out but it looked pretty good moving down the road.  Wish I would have paid a little more attention to the size as I pulled up next to it at a light.  It didn't seem any bigger than my Canyon from what I recall.

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Reviews are starting to come out and to say that the Rivian kicks the Raptors and TRX butts is to be expected by me, but seems to be a big surprise to the writers.

Driving Rivian R1T Off Road: Ram TRX & F-150 Raptor Are No Match (insideevs.com)

Shocker: 2022 Rivian R1T Proves Electricity Is Better Than Gasoline for Off-Roading (motortrend.com)

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Just now, ccap41 said:

Ehhh it's a Rivian sponsored event. 

I'll be more impressed with positive reviews when Rivian isn't the one loaning a truck to a journalist/Youtuber. 

Yes, but we have seen plenty of OEM sponsored events with both good and bad reviews.

I honestly expect some serious reviews by the end of the year after plenty of people have had their Rivian and had a chance to take it off road and through the snow.

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46 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

Got a link to a review where the sponsored company was dragged? I don't ever recall a review from an event like this being negative.

Got a busy work day, but will find one or two. I know I have seen them.

After all, the only way a company gets better is taking the good with the bad and I believe RJ would want to hear the opportunities for improvement. He has taken extra time to ensure Rivian Auto's will be some of the best out there.

Plus the customers will be customers and as I stated, I suspect we will see towards the end of this year plenty of YouTube posted customer reviews.

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