Featured Rivian press release

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by bwilson4web, Jan 10, 2019 at 10:04 PM.

  1. ETC(SS)

    ETC(SS) The other One Percenter.....

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    They appear to have an old Mitsu factory in Illinois, and they're using the same "who needs an infrastructure?" model as Tesla....but yeah.....those are very valid points for an $80,000 truck!
    ...and a very UGLY truck at that.

    Teslas at least look nearly normal as long as you don't mind the blotted out face look.

    The one key advantage Etrucks have is that the average new real-world truck price is already close to $60,000 and so they have a lot more wiggle room....and trucks (and utes) are just a "little" more popular than sedans and hatches.

    Sedans have a base price ceiling of about 30K....and.....they're sedans.
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    At least Bollinger Motors approached Tesla about using the Supercharger network.
     
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    This truck/SUV can go into water unlike Tesla. The battery pack and motors are designed for it, at least that is what their marketing is saying in the video. Anyone seen Tesla when they see water? Battery pack and motor become very expensive door stoppers. See Rich Rebuilds’ videos showing them after floods.
     
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    Starting at the top like Tesla did with the Model S, this thing screams "Can't Put Baby In A Box". I hope they can pull it off.
    Where will Toyota start? You know they are working on stuff. It is far easier the charge a bunch of money for something that leans toward unlimited, than it is to charge a bunch of money for something that is well, limited.
     
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    chances are pretty decent that the Tesla can deal with water at least as decently as the Nissan Leaf.


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    Have you see the battery case? It is not sealed. There are open vent holes that will cause the battery to flood. See Gruber Motors, they fix Salvage Teslas. They have videos made by Tesla fanboys explaining weakness with Tesla and what CAN happens when they are flooded.
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Is that really a test? Maybe the battery needed extra cooling.
     
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    hmmmm - kind of makes one wonder how the liquid cooling doesn't escape.

    Not that I'm doubting necessarily .... any chance there's a link?
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    From the photos I've seen, the cooling lines are embeded between the cells. Regardless of how the cooling runs, the liquid doesn't come in contact with any bare electrical contacts. There likely are such bare contacts within the battery case. So if any water can get into the case...
     
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    The owner's son explained what a flood could do to the Tesla battery and other components. If you can survive the long video, he can teach you a lot of what I mean.... as I sat through the whole tech talk. Noticed not a lot of Tesla fanboys saw this video.... too much tech talk and not enough Tesla celebration. Hehehe.
     
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