Rivian does the Trans America Trail

texascrane

Adventurer
Part 1: https://www.motortrend.com/features...ve-drive-review-trans-america-trail-off-road/

Part 2: https://www.motortrend.com/features...-review-trans-atlantic-trail-off-road-part-2/

First Drive: https://www.motortrend.com/reviews/2022-rivian-r1t-electric-pickup-truck-first-drive-review/

The Part 2 and First Drive links have some nice videos, including a 10-minute overview of the first leg of the Trans America Trail trip.

Rivian got regulatory approval yesterday and rolled the first customer vehicle off the line. A press event is happening this week in Colorado. I've got a deposit down on an R1T and I'm looking forward to seeing more reviews.
 
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Todd n Natalie

Observer
Part 1: https://www.motortrend.com/features...ve-drive-review-trans-america-trail-off-road/

Part 2: https://www.motortrend.com/features...-review-trans-atlantic-trail-off-road-part-2/

First Drive: https://www.motortrend.com/reviews/2022-rivian-r1t-electric-pickup-truck-first-drive-review/

The Part 2 and First Drive links have some nice videos, including a 10-minute overview of the first leg of the Trans America Trail trip.

Rivian got regulatory approval yesterday and rolled the first customer vehicle off the line. A press event is happening this week in Colorado. I've got a deposit down on an R1T and I'm looking forward to seeing more reviews.
That was a pretty neat article. Thanks for sharing.
 
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I love the design details of the Rivian trucks.
 

Whaler

Adventurer
I never would have guessed there were enough chargers near TAT waypoints to make the trip work without extra capacity and/or generators. That's an incredible testament to the fallacy of range anxiety for most consumers, albeit not necessarily yet for overland range anxiety.
 

Happycoop

Observer
Interesting. I've been following these as it's a vehicle that looks to have a lot of potential. Wish they would have elaborated on the part where they made it to the next charging station with only 4 miles of range left. That's the part where I just can't see myself jumping in. Any small error and they wouldn't have made it...and not everyone has a gas powered TRX driving behind them as a support rig.
 

Happycoop

Observer
I never would have guessed there were enough chargers near TAT waypoints to make the trip work without extra capacity and/or generators. That's an incredible testament to the fallacy of range anxiety for most consumers, albeit not necessarily yet for overland range anxiety.
Have to agree, it was an excellent way to show the range capabilities. That said, I'm torn because almost every time I read a "long term" review from auto journalists re: all electric, they love them ... with the exception of road trips. The range anxiety is not something I would consider a fallacy. Instead, I would say it varies greatly based on geography as well as intended use. For the last year I've been mapping each one of our road trips as if though we were in a full electric...and less than 50% of the time would it have been possible without major (and unwanted) route changes. I think we're getting closer every day, but I'm not certain we're there yet.
 

Whaler

Adventurer
The range anxiety is not something I would consider a fallacy. Instead, I would say it varies greatly based on geography as well as intended use. For the last year I've been mapping each one of our road trips as if though we were in a full electric...and less than 50% of the time would it have been possible without major (and unwanted) route changes. I think we're getting closer every day, but I'm not certain we're there yet.
Yes, I agree with you actually. I guess the point I intended to make is that it's a fallacy for "most consumers" under most conditions (e.g. daily driving) but.... point taken, it is certainly not so for all consumers and all road-trips. At the end of the day, its probably a small percentage of consumers that routinely drive 300 miles, without a refueling stop, along a route that doesn't already have some charging infrastructure; so that's why I was being a little provocative with the word "fallacy." And perhaps it's especially provocative on a forum with a preponderance of people who routinely do exactly that sort of trip! Cheers
 

RoninWanderer

Definitely lost.... 😁
So great to see that they made that journey. A Rivian R1S is high on my list of options for my next rig. I’m 2-4 years out and will only buy an electric vehicle. I’m also hoping they build a camper van on the same platform as I might be more interested in that.
 

Todd n Natalie

Observer
So great to see that they made that journey. A Rivian R1S is high on my list of options for my next rig. I’m 2-4 years out and will only buy an electric vehicle. I’m also hoping they build a camper van on the same platform as I might be more interested in that.
There's also the Canoo truck...

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Jupiter58

Active member
The rivian is pretty impressive. I would like to know more about how they found all those charging g stations though. Not sure how they could camp and fully charge the vehicles on those nights.


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RoninWanderer

Definitely lost.... 😁
The rivian is pretty impressive. I would like to know more about how they found all those charging g stations though. Not sure how they could camp and fully charge the vehicles on those nights.


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there are some good apps that locate the chargers for you. From what I saw, they were in motels quite a bit! When we run that trail, we will mostly camp.
 
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