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I know I'm getting a bit ahead of myself since the R1S and the R1T aren't for sale yet, but I saw this report from iSeeCars.com and it got me thinking about how Rivian's value will hold compared to the competition.

According to their research, on average new electric vehicles loses 56.6 percent of its original value in three years. While the average for all vehicles 38.2 percent in that same span.

Some of the EVs with the most depreciation in three years include the Fiat 500e (69.7%), BMW i3 (63.3%), Nissan Leaf (59.6%), Volkswagen e-Golf (58.1%), and the Ford Fusion Energi (57.7%).

The only exception seems to be Tesla, where the Model S only depreciates 17.1 percent after three years.

My guess is that the Rivians will buck the trend and hold their value like Tesla, but with the EV landscape always changing, who knows maybe you'll get a great deal on Rivians down the road. For anyone interested in buying a R1T and R1S, is this going to be a big factor for you?
 

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For anyone interested in buying a R1T and R1S, is this going to be a big factor for you?
No. I won't be buying it as an investment. I keep my cars 10 to 20 years. 3 year depreciation is not a factor (unless I want to pick up a 2nd one cheap).
 

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No. I won't be buying it as an investment. I keep my cars 10 to 20 years. 3 year depreciation is not a factor (unless I want to pick up a 2nd one cheap).
I think a few people here are in the same boat as you. It would be incredible if the R1T and R1S can last 20 years.
 

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I do expect to replace the batteries at some point, hopefully with next gen, whatever that might be. At this point I don't know if I will last twenty years, so the point may be moot. :cool:
 

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I do expect to replace the batteries at some point, hopefully with next gen, whatever that might be. At this point I don't know if I will last twenty years, so the point may be moot. :cool:
That's fair, 20 years is a long way away for all of us haha. I imagine that you're planning on getting the 180 kWh battery then?
 

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I do expect to replace the batteries at some point, hopefully with next gen, whatever that might be. At this point I don't know if I will last twenty years, so the point may be moot. :cool:
Ideally Rivian should have these built so the first 3-4, even 5 years require next to nothing. Beyond that, people buying them used or holding onto a new one they bought should have no problem with bigger maintenance jobs.

I'm in the former :D
 
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