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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 20, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Rivian R1T Testing In Arizona Desert

This is the first of the electric pickups that I have seen actually driving. I keep hoping that the Atlis Motors guys will show us what their truck will do, as I think it is the best looking out of all of them (and should be the most capable). But, here is the article (w/ video) on the Rivian:

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3...esert-testing/

P.S. Can the moderators please find out why every time I try to post a link to an article on CNET it says that the content is 'inappropriate'?? It has to be a glitch.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 20, 7:46 AM
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I cant wait for Rivian to go public. I`ve been watching for the IPO.


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SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, what do you do when you are on a 1000mi trip and 300-400mi into yout trip, your battery runs down at 2am in the middle of no where?


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SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, what do you do when you are on a 1000mi trip and 300-400mi into yout trip, your battery runs down at 2am in the middle of no where?
This is why I don't see myself ever owning an electric truck. When I NEED my truck, it's usually long trips (700+ miles) towing a trailer that cuts efficiency in half, and travelling through the night when traffic is light, temps are cool, and kids are asleep in the back seat.

An electric would be great for all the daily use when I drive my truck to work and back, but then again, a compact little hatchback 4cyl car would do just fine for 90% of that.

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SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, what do you do when you are on a 1000mi trip and 300-400mi into yout trip, your battery runs down at 2am in the middle of no where?


Computer technology in vehicles has proven itself to me-----------------but elec vehicles have not.
And what happens 300 miles middle of nowhere and you run out of fuel . You call a tow truck
These are like Tesla's not a vehicle you take cross country but use locally.

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SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, what do you do when you are on a 1000mi trip and 300-400mi into yout trip, your battery runs down at 2am in the middle of no where?


Computer technology in vehicles has proven itself to me-----------------but elec vehicles have not.
This is why the Atlis pickup is much more attractive: 500 mile range, 15 minute charge time, and towing/hauling capacities that are FAR beyond any of the other electric pickups that are coming out. They are even offering a dually, with towing capacity up to 35,000 pounds (GCWR).

https://www.atlismotorvehicles.com/xt-truck

https://www.atlismotorvehicles.com/dually

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This is why the Atlis pickup is much more attractive: 500 mile range, 15 minute charge time, and towing/hauling capacities that are FAR beyond any of the other electric pickups that are coming out. They are even offering a dually, with towing capacity up to 35,000 pounds (GCWR).

https://www.atlismotorvehicles.com/xt-truck

https://www.atlismotorvehicles.com/dually

What kind of battery can be charged to FULL capacity in 15min??????????????????

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What kind of battery can be charged to FULL capacity in 15min??????????????????
https://www.atlismotorvehicles.com/charging

https://www.atlismotorvehicles.com/battery

That is all we know at this point.

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Right now Atlis is big on talk, short on details. When you go to their website, after reading all their info, you feel like you haven't learned anything about them. No real details on their battery technology. Their marketing approach is vastly different, with packaged annual costs for everything including insurance. Their focus is solely on pickups with no plans for passenger cars. Just wondering how they're gonna capitalize to actually get into production, and start selling vehicles.

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Rivian isn't targeting the long haul driver, but the sportsman, outdoorsman. 3 foot wading depth. 100% of torque available at crawling speed. A motor at each wheel for max traction.

They've announced that they'll be building their own charging network around National Parks, Recreation Areas, and gateway towns (e.g. Moab, Utah). For those who have range anxiety, they also patented "Jerry Cans", which are small batteries with about 50 miles of range that plug into the bed. These will be treated like propane exchange tanks, so you can own your own or just "rent" them and instantly change them out at their charging network (and likely at everyone's else's charging networks).

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