Who’s calling it extended mileage and how do you know? If they are, wouldn’t it mean they’ll have the option available?For the R1S they are now calling it the "extended mileage" option. Whether they actually offer it -- who knows! I have queried them several times recently but haven't heard back.
Do a search for all posts by Yossarian and you’ll catch up on a couple years of news and speculation about the R1S and battery configurations. You can safely assume that there will not be deliveries in significant numbers in 2023 of R1’s with anything but the standard large pack.
I'm not aware of an announcement formally stating that the Max will no longer be an option for the R1S and have never heard or seen Rivian officially refer to either "long range" or "extended range" with respect to a larger battery pack for the SUV. I'm not saying that either didn't happen. just that I'm unaware of it if they have.Rivian
Yep, that sounds about right. CS is always fun to chat with but I’m sure they are very well trained to not give concrete answers to questions that have not been addressed by Rivian in an official info release. I’m sure they’d be happy to tell me that “it’s possible you’ll be contacted by your guide tomorrow”. They’re not wrong, it’s just unlikely.I asked the rep I was chatting with today if Rivian will offer a higher range batter pack to me since I’ll be configuring my vehicle towards the end of 2023 anyway. They said, “Yes, possibly!”
Well that settles it then @Green_Neck. We now know for sure that there's a definite chance that Rivian may offer a higher capacity battery for the R1S at some point in the near or far future, if they don't decide not to offer it.I asked the rep I was chatting with today if Rivian will offer a higher range batter pack to me since I’ll be configuring my vehicle towards the end of 2023 anyway. They said, “Yes, possibly!”