The 2022 Rivian R1T Is the Most Remarkable Pickup We’ve Ever Driven

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I read an article last week that talked about all the manufacturers providing their max range but the author noted that the manufacturers do not recommend charging these vehicles beyond 90 percent.
The batteries can become dangerous when 90% is exceeded. (True?)
I wonder if that's factored into their maximum range. I think these will be great in the near future but right now, with recalls happening often, I think it's better to wait until the product is more reliable and stable.
I love how quiet this truck is and I was a little disappointed at how loud the electric sled is. I imagined nothing but the sound of powder flying by.
 

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I read an article last week that talked about all the manufacturers providing their max range but the author noted that the manufacturers do not recommend charging these vehicles beyond 90 percent.
The batteries can become dangerous when 90% is exceeded. (True?)
I wonder if that's factored into their maximum range. I think these will be great in the near future but right now, with recalls happening often, I think it's better to wait until the product is more reliable and stable.
I love how quiet this truck is and I was a little disappointed at how loud the electric sled is. I imagined nothing but the sound of powder flying by.
Not dangerous to charge beyond 90%. Leaving your battery above 90% for extended periods of time is bad for the longevity of the cells. For example I can charge my 3 to 90% every day and then when I want to go on a long road trip I will just top up the last 10% and drive it as soon as it's full. I would say that I charge to 100% about 5-6 times a year. 100% is actually annoying to me because there is no regenerative braking at that level. When you're on a road trip and fast charging it takes just as much time to go from 80 to 100 as it does from 0 to 80. So on a road trip when you are DC fast charging it's not worth the time going above 80%.

I was hyped about the electric sled as well until my friend rode it and told me what he really thought.
 

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As long as it can tow a trailer more than 100 miles on a charge....unlike the electric F150.....
 

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As long as it can tow a trailer more than 100 miles on a charge....unlike the electric F150.....
Tfl tested it towing I think ~6000lbs, they made it ~73 miles to get to 20% charge.
 
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