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Who makes Rivian?

Rivian Automotive, Inc. makes Rivian.  Founded by RJ Scaringe in 2009, their headquarters is located in Irvine, California, and their main assembly plant is located in Normal, Illinois.

How much do they cost?

A base model R1T starts around $73,000.  A nicely equipped quad motor will run just under 100k.

Where do you charge it?

I have a 240V charger installed in my garage that charges at a rate of roughly 25 miles per hour.  There are many Rivian and 3rd party chargers available nationwide.  Rivian’s website has a comprehensive list of their available chargers here. Tesla is in the process of opening their Superchargers for non-Tesla vehicles and many…

Is it a hybrid?

No, it is an all-electric vehicle.  It runs on 2170-type cylindrical cells supplied by Samsung SDI. The cells are combined in 9 double-stack modules.  There are a total of 7,776 cells in the vehicle’s power system.  There is a flashlight hidden in the driver’s side door that uses the same cell for a power source,…