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  1. Cosmacelf

    Headroom & Self Parking

    The only thing I can suggest is to call Rivian.
  2. Cosmacelf

    Headroom & Self Parking

    No. It's been just over a year since Rivian gave us details, but pretty much radio silence since.
  3. Cosmacelf

    Availability in Canada

    I have not heard anything. Frankly,we're waiting to hear about US delivery plans. Rivian does not seem to be building any stores, let alone service and support centers.
  4. Cosmacelf

    Is the CCS charging network good enough?

    Yes, Ford's investment in Rivian probably precludes partnering with Tesla. Which is probably one reason why Rivian didn't partner with Tesla in the first place - they wanted to keep their options open for other partnerships to raise money since Rivian seems to like to spend money (at least on...
  5. Cosmacelf

    Is the CCS charging network good enough?

    I don't disagree Cougs. Here's what a ski trip looks for me (I'm in California so I am fortunate to have lots of both Tesla and CCS charging options). I used A Better Routeplanner to do these calculations. I assumed a long range latest Tesla Model X, which could be approx. comparable to the...
  6. Cosmacelf

    3 early 2020 events Rivian will be hosting or attending

    What part of the country are you in?
  7. Cosmacelf

    Why I like the R1S

    It's a bit more than that. For the latest ski trip, we had four people with 2 ski bags with skis, 8 pieces of luggage and misc. bags. And we didn't even have to use the frunk. Good luck getting that into a sedan with hatchback. Also, I can comfortably carry five people, each with their own seat...
  8. Cosmacelf

    Is the CCS charging network good enough?

    Yes, in the past Elon has stated that other manufacturers would have to help pay for the Supercharger network. Although no official dollar amount was ever stated, the Tesla discussion forums thought it would amount to about $2,000 per car. But that was when all Teslas had free unlimited...
  9. Cosmacelf

    Who has reserved and why?

    FYI, Tesla typically charges its customers $0.28/kWh. And even at that, they are probably still subsidizing their Supercharger network.
  10. Cosmacelf

    Is the CCS charging network good enough?

    Interesting. Hydro Quebec does have some of the lowest electricity rates in North America. And I also wouldn't be surprised if there was a subsidy on top of it since Quebec is pushing green energy very hard. BTW, this shows the folly of trying to compare $/kWh rates from what you could get at...
  11. Cosmacelf

    Is the CCS charging network good enough?

    I do understand why other EV manufacturers stayed away from Tesla charging compatibility. It feels too much like helping out a competitor. And if your sedan isn’t quite as good as a Model S or Model 3, the last thing you want is your customers comparing notes with Tesla drivers at every...
  12. Cosmacelf

    Is the CCS charging network good enough?

    Well, we know why Tesla went proprietary in the first place - they were ahead of the standards. The standards weren't anywhere good enough for what Tesla needed at the time. And while CCS and Chademo duke it out as "official" standards, the reality is that in 2019 in the US, over 62% of new...
  13. Cosmacelf

    Is the CCS charging network good enough?

    Elon has consistently said that they would partner with anyone IF they pay for access. Ie. You can’t use the Supercharger network for free. Tesla now charges most new Tesla car owners fees for amount of energy used, but Tesla is no doubt still subsidizing the costs somewhat. So I’m pretty...
  14. Cosmacelf

    Is the CCS charging network good enough?

    @ajdelange - yes, hopefully Rivian will do this. However, they may not need to. They are only planning on selling 20,000 vehicles a year for the first year. Both the R1T and R1S fit market holes and I would expect them to sell well. If they do sell well, then Rivian won't need to subsidize...
  15. Cosmacelf

    Who has reserved and why?

    I doubt that EA is making any money right now. AFAIK, no charging network makes money. This is partly due to high demand charges that utilities charge, partly to the huge expense that these 250kW chargers cost, and partly due to maintenance. You can’t look at $/kWh and expect the rates to be the...
  16. Cosmacelf

    Is the CCS charging network good enough?

    Here’s a good article about the EA charging network. Bottom line, they made some whoppers of mistakes, but they are fixing them, and the network should be much better by the time Rivian comes out. It may still be expensive though. Read the whole thing. Electrify America Talks Charging Network...
  17. Cosmacelf

    Who has reserved and why?

    My rule of thumb is that home charging, when using cheap midnight rates, costs about 1/3 cost of gasoline. That’s comparing comparable cars. Ie a Tesla Model S versus a 20 mpg high performance car. Oh, and that’s CA rates, which are higher than most everywhere else. anyways, it doesn’t surprise...
  18. Cosmacelf

    Autopilot and LIDAR

    yeah, I’m getting nervous about 4Q production. I haven’t seen any reports of factory activity.
  19. Cosmacelf

    Is the CCS charging network good enough?

    it’s no big deal. Just my OCD kicking in. ”This is why fuel cells may ultimately win out it electric truck (Semi size)”
  20. Cosmacelf

    Why I like the R1S

    I do not remember, and as EyeOnRivian said, it’s probably out of date by now. Frankly, RIvian has been very parsimonious about real information on their vehicles. Hopefully we will get more solid info as production approaches.
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