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Seriously thrilled to start seeing these on the road! I hope the target market and price ranges extend well beyond the high end car drivers. These new EVs need to be pushed to the generation of student debt. Those of us still paying off loans who know where the world of EV’s is heading. 60 year olds driving a Mercedes, Lexus, or BMW have no interest in these products, maybe the guy in a Tesla right now will, but even those die-hard Musk-heads won’t want to leave their Model-3s just yet.
 

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careful... I own a Tesla (and a Taco), I'm over 60 and have a R1T day one reservation. I know I'm not alone. I'd agree there are lots of non-believers, but there are also lots of us that have lived through the birth of the internet and seen where this is all heading. This is all about a wave that's going to happen very rapidly. It's all about the death of ICE, regardless of which brand (or style) of EV. If you are looking for someone to pick on - make it the multi billion dollar infrastructure that will fight the wave. Not the individuals caught in the undertow.
 

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That’s RAD. Spread the word, Im sure your not alone but in a small minority no doubt! Glad to know there are some of you out there. I hope my post didn’t come across as “entitled millennial” I just hope there are plans for cheaper models, ride sharing, and other more affordable ways to drive a Rivian! Yes infrastructure is the enemy here, or maybe just big oil, but if you make the convenience and cost reasonable enough for EVs, they can’t slow it down.
 

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careful... I own a Tesla (and a Taco), I'm over 60 and have a R1T day one reservation. I know I'm not alone. I'd agree there are lots of non-believers, but there are also lots of us that have lived through the birth of the internet and seen where this is all heading. This is all about a wave that's going to happen very rapidly. It's all about the death of ICE, regardless of which brand (or style) of EV. If you are looking for someone to pick on - make it the multi billion dollar infrastructure that will fight the wave. Not the individuals caught in the undertow.
That's awesome to hear @archiboy! It makes me happy to see that Rivian and the EV wave is grabbing the attention of car fans across different generations. Even around people my age (milennial) I've heard doubt and skepticism around what EV's and Rivian can deliver, but the tide is definitely changing!

I agree @Sherman24, convenience is the key here, especially with the availability of charging stations (or lack thereof). I think as more automakers get invested in EV's, the perception of them will change drastically and get more support from people in government.

I'd be curious to see how Rivian's prices would change going forward as well since like Tesla they're starting on the more luxurious side of the price range.
 

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That's awesome to hear @archiboy! It makes me happy to see that Rivian and the EV wave is grabbing the attention of car fans across different generations. Even around people my age (milennial) I've heard doubt and skepticism around what EV's and Rivian can deliver, but the tide is definitely changing!

I agree @Sherman24, convenience is the key here, especially with the availability of charging stations (or lack thereof). I think as more automakers get invested in EV's, the perception of them will change drastically and get more support from people in government.


I'd be curious to see how Rivian's prices would change going forward as well since like Tesla they're starting on the more luxurious side of the price range.
The whole jerry can idea won me over and greatly complements the fact its an adventure based pickup. Now I can drive 2 hours out to my cottage, take detours, and not have to worry about finding somewhere to charge.
 
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