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Rivian's charging network will balled the "Rivian Adventure Network" according to a new report from Electrek.

At the beginning Rivian's goal will be to have charging stations at off-roading pit stops, national parks, and RV parks, tapping into the "adventure" aspect of the company. In fact Rivian plans to have one of their first chargers in Moab, Utah.

Electrek says that Rivian is aiming for its DC charging stations to deliver up to 200kW, with each charger charging two vehicles at once.

In order to make that happen Rivian has started hiring people that worked on Tesla's Supercharger network. Back in March Rivian hired Carrington Bradley as senior manager of charging deployment. He had been working at Tesla for almost seven years and most recently, he was managing charging programs at the company.

Rivian also hired Sara Eslinger as “senior product manager, charging infrastructure at Rivian.” Eslinger worked at Lyft where she was leading electric vehicle deployment. Before Lyft, she worked for more than six years at Tesla in charging infrastructure.

Rivian has also hired Kit Ahuja as Director of Rivian Adventure Network, and he was formerly a manager at Tesla. He more recently worked at Enel X, another EV charging company.

 

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Has anyone seen an update on this?

I assume that if they are going to have this live any time soon they would already be producing contractors to do the work.
 

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I just did a search and this job posting might be related. Looks like they are hunting for someone to oversee charging infrastructure projects.

 

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I just did a search and this job posting might be related. Looks like they are hunting for someone to oversee charging infrastructure projects.

Responsibilities for the job include:

Responsibilities
  • Manage charging and energy projects with our Partners
  • Drive all elements of our Partners’ charging & energy offer development, in close coordination with Product Management, Structured Finance and other teams
  • Drive internal teams to ensure charging and energy products meet our Partner’s needs
  • Ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of all charging and energy projects with our Partners.
  • Drive internal teams to ensure flawless delivery including but not limited to product management, engineering, marketing, digital commerce, communications, facilities, etc.
  • Own working level relationships with our Partner team(s)
  • Manage and maintain Partner-Rivian relationship map for Charging & Energy, and coordinate closely with Strategy team for overall relationship management
That definitely seems like it's going to be related.
 

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I came across this lease agreement for the Rivian Adventure Network that provides a lot of details on what it will be capable of. Those include power output of 300 kW and voltage around 200-920 V.

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I came across this lease agreement for the Rivian Adventure Network that provides a lot of details on what it will be capable of. Those include power output of 300 kW and voltage around 200-920 V.

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Finally some specs about the chargers! Great find @eHauler If anyone can't read the photos here's the full specs.

Rivian DCFC Hardware System

Key features:

  • CCS connector
  • 300 kW chargers capable of output voltages up to 920V
  • Energy efficient design via custom-developed silicon carbide power electronics
  • Cloud-connected automated diagnostics
  • Mobile app provides property location and GPS navigation to charger, charger status, and notifications
  • Over-the-air updatable firmware
  • ADA compliant
  • UL certification pending
Preliminary technical specs

Nominal input:
  • Phases/Lines: 3 lines
  • Voltage: 480V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Power Factor: 0.99
  • Efficiency @ full power: >94%
DC output:
  • Voltage range: 200-920V
  • Dispense power: 500A
  • Power (peak/continuous): 300 kW/300kW
Target dimensions (H x D x W):
  • Dispenser: 1,778 x 572 x 356 mm
  • Power cabinet: 2,286 x 1,219 x 1,219 mm
Ingress protection: IP 55, outdoor use
Operating temperature: -35 degrees celsius to 55 degrees celsius
Vehicle communication: IEC 61851-23PLC (CCS / Combo-1)
Network connections: 4G LTE
 

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I came across this lease agreement for the Rivian Adventure Network that provides a lot of details on what it will be capable of. Those include power output of 300 kW and voltage around 200-920 V.

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Rivian AC Hardware System

Key features:

  • Charge speed: 11.5 kW chargers compared to common 6.8 or 7.2 kW variants
  • Design: Aesthetic exterior design and SAE J1772 plug provides maximum compatibility
  • Power balancing: Control via Rivian-developed software maximizes charging within existing utility infrastructure
  • Dashboard: Remotely view and control stations settings via a Rivian-developed site host dashboard
  • Plug & charge: Seamlessly plug and process payment through ISO 15118 or Rivian's network
  • Mobile app: Provides property location and GPS navigation to the charger, charger status, and notifications
  • Connected unit: Allows over-the-air updates to firmware
  • Digital readout: Provides a user-friendly way to communicate time of sale information
  • ADA compliant
  • UL certification pending
Preliminary technical specs

Nominal input:
  • Input power connection: 60A
  • Input current: 48A
  • Voltage: Single phase 208 / 240V AC
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Power factor: 99%
  • Efficiency: Energy Star Certified
  • Pedestal conduit window: 12" by 12"
AC output:
  • Standard electrical output: 11.5 kW (240V AC @ 48A)
Target dimensions (H x D x W):
  • Dispenser: 413.5 x 143.5 x 196.85 mm
Other specification:
  • Connector type: SAE J1772 type 1 (NA)
  • Ingress protection: IP 54, NEMA 3R, outdoor use
  • Operating temperature: -35 degrees celsius to +50 degrees celsius
  • Vehicle communication: SAE J1772 / ISO 15118
  • Local area network: 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  • Network communication: 4G LTE, RJ45 ethernet 100BASE-T
 
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