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I read (with great interest) the discussions regarding towing on a downhill and behavior on icy roads.
What I'm wondering is if Rivian has the equivalent of 'downshifting'.
I don't think regenerative braking is quite the answer.
Example: When I'm in Colorado with my Land Rover LR4, and I'm navigating a steep curving downhill, that runs for several miles, I can switch my 8 speed auto trans into manual, and using paddle shifters, choose my 'downshift' gear.
This is important, since the grade and curves change very often, and, while watching my tach and speed, I can choose the right gear. Doing this almost obviates using the brakes. In the meantime, I watch all the red brake lights of vehicles in front of me; including the smoking brakes of large trucks.

So, question is, does anyone know if I can do something similar in a Rivian. Can I dynamically choose the amount of regenerative braking to apply (that is, without going through a menu drill-down on a computer display).
 

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Interesting replies; thank you.
It would be interesting to know:
1. The effect on regenerative braking for SOC between 95 and 100%
2. How finely (and dynamically) regen braking can be adjusted.
3. Is regen braking really meant to be an equivalent to downshifting an ICE transmission.
(It doesn't sound like it is designed as an equivalent if it disconnects under certain conditions).

Does anyone know how to ask Rivian these questions?

Thanks
 
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