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Ford announced yesterday that they're partnering with Electrify America for charging their EVs and it got me wondering...does this mean Rivian will partner with Electrify America as well?

It would make sense given how much Ford has invested in Rivian and that Ford is using Rivian's platform to build an EV of their own.

Would you want to see Rivian partner with Electrify America?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/samabu...ctrify-america-to-charge-new-ev/#3de8aacab3bd
 

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I hate Electrify America's business model.. Unplug within 10 minutes of charge end or pay 40 cents per minute? Pay by time, not by quantity of product received?

No thanks!
 

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I hate Electrify America's business model.. Unplug within 10 minutes of charge end or pay 40 cents per minute? Pay by time, not by quantity of product received?

No thanks!
I don't really have a problem with Electrify America but you raise a valid point. Is there another provider you'd want them to partner with? because there's no way Rivian will start making its own chargers.
 

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Yes! Dear Rivian and Tesla- Please, please, please partner on supercharging stations. Rivian- offer to share the cost of building one new 12-station SC for every 200 trucks sold. Elon- if you are committed to electrification of transportation and welcome competition, please facilitate.
 

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Yes! Dear Rivian and Tesla- Please, please, please partner on supercharging stations. Rivian- offer to share the cost of building one new 12-station SC for every 200 trucks sold. Elon- if you are committed to electrification of transportation and welcome competition, please facilitate.
I doubt it. Bollinger wanted to have a deal with Tesla, but they never answered... I cant see why Rivian would be an exception, specially since they are working with Amazon.
 

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Yes! Dear Rivian and Tesla- Please, please, please partner on supercharging stations. Rivian- offer to share the cost of building one new 12-station SC for every 200 trucks sold. Elon- if you are committed to electrification of transportation and welcome competition, please facilitate.
I doubt it. Bollinger wanted to have a deal with Tesla, but they never answered... I cant see why Rivian would be an exception, specially since they are working with Amazon.
Yeah I don't see Tesla sharing their charging network with anyone. If they did they would've done it already.
 

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After commenting elsewhere in this forum on a lack of charging stations in the Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho (solely upon mistakenly reviewing only ElectrifyAmerica's network), I've been pleased to see the patchwork of various national, regional, and local charging networks throughout the U.S. and Canada. Downloading the ChargeHub app to your phone will give you locations and the power/pricing/availability details of over 30 charging networks throughout North America.

Using ChargeHub's filter, you can Identify the various networks and charging capabilities anywhere. It's easy to limit it to Level 2 and DCFC, and weeding out Tesla and CHAdeMO connectors. Some regions are better covered than others, but I was pleased to see so many more stations than I initially noticed. It only takes a few minutes to sign up for access to any of the individual networks, but having payment capability set up in advance should simplify life once we're in our vehicles. It's also nice to see that many of them charge by units of power, rather than time at the station. I know this topic has been well-discussed and people are passionate about their views, but it's always nice to have options and to know the rules of engagement before arriving at any station.
 

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After commenting elsewhere in this forum on a lack of charging stations in the Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho (solely upon mistakenly reviewing only ElectrifyAmerica's network), I've been pleased to see the patchwork of various national, regional, and local charging networks throughout the U.S. and Canada. Downloading the ChargeHub app to your phone will give you locations and the power/pricing/availability details of over 30 charging networks throughout North America.

Using ChargeHub's filter, you can Identify the various networks and charging capabilities anywhere. It's easy to limit it to Level 2 and DCFC, and weeding out Tesla and CHAdeMO connectors. Some regions are better covered than others, but I was pleased to see so many more stations than I initially noticed. It only takes a few minutes to sign up for access to any of the individual networks, but having payment capability set up in advance should simplify life once we're in our vehicles. It's also nice to see that many of them charge by units of power, rather than time at the station. I know this topic has been well-discussed and people are passionate about their views, but it's always nice to have options and to know the rules of engagement before arriving at any station.
I attended an Electrify America webinar this morning and they indicated they had several request to cover either I-90 or I-94 from Minneapolis to Butte Montana. They are considering this as part of Cycle 3, which cover 2022 to 2024. The plan for Cycle 3 should be published on their web site early spring of 2021.
 

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Yeah, there is a major dead zone up in that area of the US for Chargers. Makes upper Rockies off the vacation spot for EVs.
 

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I attended an Electrify America webinar this morning and they indicated they had several request to cover either I-90 or I-94 from Minneapolis to Butte Montana. They are considering this as part of Cycle 3, which cover 2022 to 2024. The plan for Cycle 3 should be published on their web site early spring of 2021.
azbill, Thanks for the info. It's great to hear EA will move forward with providing additional West-East corridors covering the Northern regions of the country. As Rivian-WI points out, this will open up the Northern Rockies, as well as the upper Plains and Badlands. I know it will be reassuring to those of us with less than the Max Pack to know there's a major DCFC network through these open spaces to augment the patchwork of other charging systems. Last year, in Seattle, RJ referenced the coming network as a good reason to roll with the smaller battery packs. While the Max Pack does give that longer available range, it is nice to see that more chargers are on their way.

I'll have to go on to EA's website and sign up for their webinars. I suspect others will do the same.
 

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Looking at Rivian's website it seems possible that they could partner with Electrify America or another charging network. Maybe I'm reading too much into this but I hope "we are also integrating with other nationwide CCS networks" means a partnership is coming.


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