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  1. Cougs

    New news thread

    I agree with your statement above. I believe that the more EV vehicles whether a car or a truck is good for the world because it is less of the alternative. We need better battery technology than what is available now.
  2. Cougs

    New news thread

    Tesla is putting some news regarding EV Trucks: Tesla pickup truck's starting price to be $49K at most, undercutting Rivian's R1T Listen to Ride the Lightning: Tesla Motors Unofficial Podcast on TuneIn
  3. Cougs

    New news thread

    Pictures: Rivian R1T Overland Expo Live | Motor1.com Photos
  4. Cougs

    New news thread

    More R1T options:
  5. Cougs

    New news thread

    We will be able to see the list of options when we are allowed to configure what we want and place an actual order to be manufactured and shipped. Rivian has a policy of not confusing everyone by giving much information. I am curious on how are we going to order a truck without testing it...
  6. Cougs

    New news thread

    I am sure that they do not act as a capacitors. They were talking about long term storage of energy that is readily available for use over a period of time mainly for homes etc...but they were also saying it is safe to use possibly for other purposes. The storage units are liquid packaged into...
  7. Cougs

    New news thread

    I am not conversant with electrochemical field and batteries but I am a research scientist who reads about new discoveries on everything. I was watching a lecture in Stanford by this MIT Electrochemist Don Sadoway. he wrote this: High-amperage energy storage device with liquid metal negative...
  8. Cougs

    New news thread

    Brian Gase Chief Engineer stated that they will start building in october 2020 and start shipping in december 2020. Link: he also revealed that there will be 3 interior color options. The R1T will be greenish as currently shown or black interior and options in materials. The interior...
  9. Cougs

    New news thread

    Unfortunately Rivian keeps delaying ship dates. Now it is possibly December 2020.
  10. Cougs

    New news thread

    NEWS FROM NEW YORK SHOW: ENGINEERS WERE ASKED THE FOLLOWING: The engineer is going to take those questions to their next meeting. 1. If I purchase the 135 KWH R1S and in the future (more than 10 years or warranty expires) when my battery pack is no longer efficient (less than 70% efficiency)...
  11. Cougs

    New news thread

    I was watching a Youtube segment of Rivian in Aspen, Colorado. I overheard the following question: what about warranty??? Rivian personnel answers: 4 years bumper to bumper warranty and the batteries are much more (no specific warranty). Anyone knows about this and other similar news??? What...
  12. Cougs

    Street rumor that Amazon, GM to invest in Rivian

    RJ is too smart to let GM outfox him. ha ha ha Rivian as a company worked very hard to get to this point and they are in the driving seat.
  13. Cougs

    Autopilot and LIDAR

    It is bold but I would not be watching a movie while the level 3 autonomous driving car is on the road. It can end up in an instantaneous situation in which I need to intervene otherwise I am in a bad situation. Level 3 is great as a starter but need level 5 in order for me to watch a movie...
  14. Cougs

    R1T Pictures

    Any information or updates on the R1T LIKE MORE SPECS, AUXILLARIES (BATTERY, CANOPY, ETC.....WHERE IN THE PROCESS OF STARTING MANUFACTURING,...CHARGING STATIONS.....
  15. Cougs

    Look at what came in the mail today

    IRPETE Are you at the show in New York???Any News??
  16. Cougs

    New news thread

    Any News from New York Show today?????
  17. Cougs

    New news thread

    I second that. Rivian is the closest company to roll out a truck.
  18. Cougs

    New news thread

    RIVIAN R1T is making the news with a lot of known web based media specialized on primarily on EV vehicles. EVBITE.COM published an article that I just discovered discussing upcoming EV trucks. 5 UPCOMING ELECTRIC TRUCKS: 5 Upcoming Electric Trucks
  19. Cougs

    Autopilot and LIDAR

    I found this article regarding LIDAR and its uses for auto pilot in general. The article states that Cars use cameras and lidars and radars because these three sensor types have complementary strengths. Fascinating. I think that it may be too soon to say that Auto pilot will be 100% safe...
  20. Cougs

    Look at what came in the mail today

    irpete, please take pics and let us know more about the Truck, options, pricing, rooftop options and possible costs, etc...Thanks a lot and you are lucky guy. I wonder if they plan to come to Portland Oregon or Seattle Washington.
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