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One thing about the R1T that I'm surprised Rivian hasn't addressed yet is the possibility of having a sliding rear window. Every video and photo I've seen shows the window as a single piece of glass. I think it would help convince people the R1T can be an everyday vehicle by having a sliding window that allows you to carry items like wood. Anyone else agree with this idea?
 

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I think it would help convince people the R1T can be an everyday vehicle by having a sliding window that allows you to carry items like wood.
As I've read in other forums the Rivian EAVs are targeting the outdoor adventure demographic than the worker that needs to haul around lumber and other large construction materials (e.g. Atlis XT or Workhorse pickups).
I've also read people (speculating) it might (also) have to do with the structural strength of the cab as a solid window provides more rigidity than one that opens. (I assume the implied here is in case of a rollover.) Seems a little bit of stretch to me but I'm not an automotive engineer. I suspect it has more to do with the target demographic, though admittingly that also seems like a weak reason. Who knows, that might be one of the "small tweaks" Rivian makes for the production model. :unsure:
 

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As I've read in other forums the Rivian EAVs are targeting the outdoor adventure demographic than the worker that needs to haul around lumber and other large construction materials (e.g. Atlis XT or Workhorse pickups).
I've also read people (speculating) it might (also) have to do with the structural strength of the cab as a solid window provides more rigidity than one that opens. (I assume the implied here is in case of a rollover.) Seems a little bit of stretch to me but I'm not an automotive engineer. I suspect it has more to do with the target demographic, though admittingly that also seems like a weak reason. Who knows, that might be one of the "small tweaks" Rivian makes for the production model. :unsure:
I'm not sure if there's a structural difference between a solid or sliding rear window either. At the very least a solid rear window is better for security than a sliding one. I understand that Rivian's demographic probably isn't hauling 2x4's around, but I'm sure a sliding window could be handy for them when dealing with things like camping equipment.

I agree with you I could definitely see this being an extra option for later models.
 

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What @EyeOnRivian said. The demographic shift from people buying an F150 to this Rivian pickup is drastically different and its actually better than Rivian isn't trying to compete with Ford's F-series. Ford, Chevy and RAM can easily shut Rivian out.
 
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