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Following the news that Rivian is going to be making 100,000 delivery vans for Amazon, here are some early renderings on what they could look like.

 

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Following the news that Rivian is going to be making 100,000 delivery vans for Amazon, here are some early renderings on what they could look like.

Well, renderings are out of date as actual photos were just published by Car & Driver. It was stated that the vans would be on the same "skateboard" as the Rivain vehicles would bebuilt. So is Rivian getting started producing a several tens of thousands "skateboards?" And from the news of the recent Tesla Battery Day, the even bigger question is, will the battery packs be even close to the new Tesla 4680 battery cell and pack design? That may be a deal breaker for me. Even though I have had a deposit in for 22 months for a R1S, it may be best to get in line for a Cybertruk. Something to chew on!
 

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Well, renderings are out of date as actual photos were just published by Car & Driver. It was stated that the vans would be on the same "skateboard" as the Rivain vehicles would bebuilt. So is Rivian getting started producing a several tens of thousands "skateboards?" And from the news of the recent Tesla Battery Day, the even bigger question is, will the battery packs be even close to the new Tesla 4680 battery cell and pack design? That may be a deal breaker for me. Even though I have had a deposit in for 22 months for a R1S, it may be best to get in line for a Cybertruk. Something to chew on!
Personally the R1S checks all my boxes, so I'm waiting for it. It seems that you haven't even decided between a pick up or an SUV, so you should prob cancel your reservation [ 1 less person in front of me 😉]
 

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Interesting that the infotainment still seems to have controls for the passenger seat. I would assume the jump seat is not heated/ventilated (nor would I expect that of the driver seat, for that matter).
 

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@CommodoreAmiga maybe it made more sense on a manufacturing end?
Maybe it’s just prototype software.. I’d expect them to remove those icons from production.

Volvo, for example, uses the same Sensus infotainment system in all their cars. You could have heated seats, ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, or none of it... Same infotainment. But the infotainment system shows you ONLY the options that apply to your config.
 

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Maybe it’s just prototype software.. I’d expect them to remove those icons from production.

Volvo, for example, uses the same Sensus infotainment system in all their cars. You could have heated seats, ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, or none of it... Same infotainment. But the infotainment system shows you ONLY the options that apply to your config.
I would imagine they'd remove the icons on the finished product. Can't imagine it'd be hard for them to do.
 
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