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Hey everyone, I wanted to start a thread here for any Rivian based discussion as I'm sure it's cross-shopped or at least considered by a few of you.

I'll keep updating this thread with new Rivian news and info. I'll do a little recap as well.

If you want you can also check out the sister forum of this site over at:
Rivian Forum – Rivian R1T & R1S News, Pricing & Order...
 

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First up, I wanted to point out that there's a Rivian order tracker for anyone who has put a reservation down.


Lots of cool data there.

It's been a long wait and there's a thread for folks comparing who has waited the longest


Plus, new folks should say hi here

If you did pre-order you'll be waiting a while as Rivian says it plans to fill the pre-order backlog by 2023...
 

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There was a lot of speculation early on as to what colors would be available and I think everyone was surprised with a yellow.


In the end the colors are:

  • Launch Green - Available with Launch Edition
  • LA Silver - $0
  • Glacier White - $0
  • Red Canyon $1,500
  • Midnight - $1,500
  • Limestone - $1,500
  • Forest Green - $1,500
  • El Cap Granite - $1,500
  • Compass Yellow - $2,500
  • Rivian Blue - $2,500
As for the interior, there are just three options.

  • Black Mountain -
  • Forest Edge -
  • Lunar Rock -
It looks like Black is by far the most popular. There's a thread here that's constantly updating:
 

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It's hard to believe it's been this long, but the configurator first went live on Nov 16 of 2020. That was only for pre-order holders.


Rivian then announced on 11/23 they would open up ordering to everyone


Launch Green was one of the highlights of the truck's debut

Here's an example

Wheel Tire Car Vehicle Automotive tire


 

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When it comes to actual deliveries, well, we're still sort of waiting, but a few models have arrived in the hands of owners.

Here's one

The R1T arrives/arrived first and the question around the release date was circling for a long long time.


Back in Sept of 2020 Rivian announced the R1T would arrive in June of 2021, with the R1S in August.
 

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For ordering info, the Rivian site is pretty easy, though if you're ordering now you'll be waiting a long time.

Although considering the current supply chain issues, you'll be waiting a long time now for anything, if it's a mountain bike or a couch.


Here's the breakdown:

Rivian R1T Equipment Packages

859


Launch Edition
We're celebrating our launch with this limited release of the Adventure Package.
Features
  • 300+ mile Large pack standard
  • Off-Road Upgrade with reinforced underbody shield, dual front bumper tow hooks and air compressor
  • Powered tonneau cover
  • Gear Guard
  • Rivian Elevation 360° audio
  • Natural-grained ash wood interior finishes
  • Perforated vegan leather seating with patterned stitching
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Driver and passenger lumbar adjustment
  • Compass Yellow interior accents
  • 100% recycled microfiber headliner
  • Chilewich floor mats
  • Priority delivery
  • Launch Edition interior badging
  • Special Launch Green paint color option
  • 20” All-Terrain or 22” Sport wheel upgrade included
Starting at $75,000
Deliveries start June 2021

860


Adventure
Maximum capability paired with a premium interior designed for adventure.
Features
  • 300+ mile Large pack standard
  • Off-Road Upgrade with reinforced underbody shield, dual front bumper tow hooks and air compressor
  • Powered tonneau cover
  • Gear Guard
  • Rivian Elevation 360° audio
  • Natural-grained ash wood interior finishes
  • Perforated vegan leather seating with patterned stitching
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Driver and passenger lumbar adjustment
  • Compass Yellow interior accents
  • 100% recycled microfiber headliner
  • Chilewich floor mats
Starting at $75,000
Deliveries start Jan 2022

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Explore
Ruggedly capable with a sport interior built for the elements.
Features
  • 300+ mile Large pack standard
  • Manual tonneau cover
  • Standard surround sound
  • Matte black interior finishes
  • Vegan leather seating with performance stitching
  • Heated seats
  • Driver lumbar adjustment
  • Textile headliner
  • 100% recycled textile floor mats
Starting at $67,500
Deliveries start Jan 2022

Rivian R1S Equipment Packages

856


Launch Edition
We're celebrating our launch with this limited release of the Adventure Package.
Features
  • 300+ mile Large pack standard
  • Off-Road Upgrade with reinforced underbody shield, dual front bumper tow hooks and air compressor
  • Available with seven seat interior
  • Rivian Elevation 360° audio
  • Natural-grained ash wood interior finishes
  • Perforated vegan leather seating with patterned stitching
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Driver and passenger lumbar adjustment
  • Compass Yellow interior accents
  • 100% recycled microfiber headliner
  • Chilewich floor mats
  • Priority delivery
  • Launch Edition interior badging
  • Special Launch Green paint color option
  • 20” All-Terrain or 22” Sport wheel upgrade included
Starting at $77,500
Deliveries start August 2021

857


Adventure
Maximum capability paired with a premium interior designed for adventure.
Features
  • 300+ mile Large pack standard
  • Off-Road Upgrade with reinforced underbody shield, dual front bumper tow hooks and air compressor
  • Available with five or seven seat interior
  • Rivian Elevation 360° audio
  • Natural-grained ash wood interior finishes
  • Perforated vegan leather seating with patterned stitching
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Driver and passenger lumbar adjustment
  • Compass Yellow interior accents
  • 100% recycled microfiber headliner
  • Chilewich floor mats
Starting at $77,500
Deliveries start Jan 2022

858


Explore
Ruggedly capable with a sport interior built for the elements.
Features
  • 300+ mile Large pack standard
  • Available with five or seven seat interior
  • Standard surround sound
  • Matte black interior finishes
  • Vegan leather seating with performance stitching
  • Heated seats
  • Driver lumbar adjustment
  • Textile headliner
  • 100% recycled textile floor mats
Starting at $70,000
Deliveries start Jan 2022
 

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For anyone looking for info on ground clearance specs, etc.

Or for more FAQ info on breakover angles, etc. see here

 

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As for interior space, Shaq fits!


Photograph Vehicle Hood Automotive lighting Car
 

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As far back as Nov of 2019 Rivian got everyone excited when they filed a patent for a mysterious "tank turn"


It was later revealed it would allow the truck to spin on a dime.

Like this


There's some better discussion on how it works here


Unfortunately it was delayed. But then so was the truck. It's not clear if the first delivery models have the feature

THEN, Rivian rolled out another cool feature - K-Turn

And Rivian's not the only one who thinks all this is cool, as Toyota actually patented their own form of Tank Turn
 

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For Range

The launch edition is

R1T Large Pack: 314 miles
R1S Large Pack: 316 miles

That's EPA rated


There isn't much real world info on range yet, but around 250 miles seems legit


A 400 mile Range version is coming

 

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It's often been said that the big brilliant idea behind Tesla is the charging infrastructure.

Rivian is looking to do something similar.

Future Rivian owners expressed a lot of concern over charging

So Rivian announced the Rivian Adventure Network
3,500 chargers by 2023 is the plan.


Part of the plan is to put charging locations at national parks


For anyone new to EV charging, here's a helpful link on everything you need to know


And a super-cool feature of the R1T is the charge bar indicator that is the big light bar on the front of the truck

 

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Another big question has been when will Rivian sales begin in other parts of the world?


Back in November of 2019 Rivian confirmed it was planning to sell smaller EV SUVs in markets like Europe and China.

In September of 2021 news came out that Rivian was looking to actually manufacture vehicles in Europe. They even looked at buying an old Nissan plant in Spain.

More recently the brand made it clear that online ordering would open for European customers starting in early 2022.early 2022
They have re-confirmed this news several times.

Based on some job postings it looks like the expansion will eventually include the middle east and Africa too.

Rivian has also confirmed it will sell the R1T and R1S in Australia and New Zealand.
The delivery vans have been spotted there for testing.
The R1T was also caught at an airport in New Zealand.
 

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A lot of Rivian owners (future owners) are also Rivian shareholders.

People have been asking how to buy Rivian stock as early as October of 2019. And there was a lot of discussion about the stock price prediction.

There's an entire discussion are for it here.

One of the big reasons is the Directed Share Program that let pre-order holders in the US buy up to 175 shares each, at the IPO price.

The IPO price was $78 per share which jumped immediately to almost double that. Lucky folks!

And interest was high from pre-order holders, with a survey showing roughly 86% of reservation holders decided to participate in the DSP.

Since then it's been on a steady decline.

You can keep tabs on it youself by following the RIVN ticker symbol. And join the debate on when it's a good buy here. And do it easily with some handy apps.

Those who are thinking long term, might be more interested in the 2025 stock price.
 

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So Rivian announced the Rivian Adventure Network
3,500 chargers by 2023 is the plan.

I'm super interested to see how this goes.
 

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FYI, some Rivian charging stations will come with room for trucks with trailers


Many are at "adventurous" destinations.

Preview of what they look like

Grey Tree Communication Device Gas Plant
 

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As a truck, tires are a BIG part of making this thing both civilized and capable

If you're curious about how tire size impacts range, see the thread here. And for those curious about how it impacts towing capability, see here.

While the truck will come with several different types of tires, Michelin isn't one of them. However, Michelin did just come out with a new EV-specific tire.

As for spare tires, look at this.

Surprisingly, the Rivian trucks do not come with tire pressure sensors.

For a more general discussion about the best off-road tires, check out this active discussion.
 

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For those waiting to get their Rivians in Canada, this looks to be the first time an R1T has been spotted in Canada.


 
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