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Rivian Battery Options (kWh): 105, 135, or 180?

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The Rivian R1T & R1S will be available with three battery options ranging from 240-410 miles of range.
  • 105 kWh: 240 miles >$72,500
  • 135 kWh: 310 miles >$80,000
  • 180 kWh: 410 miles >$90,000
135 kWh and 180 kWh versions will be available from launch, with a smaller and cheaper 105 kWh version offered later on. 105 kWh pricing starts from $69,000 for the R1T pickup and $72,500 for R1S SUV. Guesstimated starting price of the 135 kWh version is around $80,000 after learning that Rivian CEO, RJ Scaringe said "the big-range [180 kWh] vehicle that's sub-$90,000
Out of the three, which one are you guys planning to get and why?
Basically if you are financing your SUV here for 5 years its and extra $200 per month for the extra 100 miles you will get upgrading your battery from 310 - 410 miles. Its always nice to have and I only really need this once a year when I'm on vacation. Everyone situation is different. I assume you will have to determine for yourself.
 

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Those are 2019 numbers.... here's today's costs (Base Model R1T trim):

  • 135 kWh: 310 miles = $67,000
  • 180 kWh: 410 miles = $77,000

FWIW.. the 500+ mile range Cybertruck is $69K
 

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Very true. It helps that charging infrastructure is constantly improving to resulting in us driving far fewer miles to the nearest charging station. Rivian alone has aggressive plans for this and Tesla said their network will support all EVs by the end of this year.
All dreams.
 

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All dreams.
I agree here, it could be a dream and Tesla has or at least Elon work on a different calendar than other people so doing it in the next 2.5 months is not going to happen.

That being said, they would be foolish not to reap the potential financial benefit of opening these up to anyone using the CCS standard. Per this article Goldman Sachs thinks there could be as much as 25 billion a year in the near future for this network.

It could and probably will happen at some point but I would not buy today assuming it will be there when we take delivery of our R1 vehicles.
 

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Basically if you are financing your SUV here for 5 years its and extra $200 per month for the extra 100 miles you will get upgrading your battery from 310 - 410 miles. Its always nice to have and I only really need this once a year when I'm on vacation. Everyone situation is different. I assume you will have to determine for yourself.
Thanks for your take and welcome to the forum!
I might be doing longer trips and some off-roading which might be taxing and eat into range. 180kWh might be it for me. Which one are you going for? How else is your Rivian spec'd?
 
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