Battery AI and other things


Staff member
Nov 28, 2018
San Diego, CA
Here’s a good article from Tech Crunch that describes the AI aspect of the battery. So instead of relying on the user to figure out the correct amount to fill the battery up to, Rivian will use an AI algorithm to set the max. fill amount. Scaringe hyperbolically says this could increase lifetime longevity of the battery by 3x, which it could but only if you were silly enough to charge to 100% every night versus 50% if you were a low mileage driver. But it is a nice feature since the number one thing I see EV drivers get wrong is how much to charge their batteries up to, and thus hurt their batteries.

The article has more info including talk about their overall business strategy. It references this YouTube video of an interview he did with the City of Normal.