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Cannot find the weight difference between the 300mile and 400mile battery
I was always thought that the big battery was coming first so I was planning on that
Now that I have learned the medium battery is first I have to rethink
I just called and Rivian will be getting back to me on the difference in weight
The more I think about it the medium battery might be better off-road 🤔

Was so single minded on the big battery trying to decide

Looking for input :)
 

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Cannot find the weight difference between the 300mile and 400mile battery
I was always thought that the big battery was coming first so I was planning on that
Now that I have learned the medium battery is first I have to rethink
I just called and Rivian will be getting back to me on the difference in weight
The more I think about it the medium battery might be better off-road 🤔

Was so single minded on the big battery trying to decide

Looking for input :)
Yeah, I was doubting the bigger pack for less range anxiety when going off road or the smaller battery and a more "nimble" ride... im also assuming the bigger pack will use more energy when trying to get over obstacles due to the weight. The 135KWh pack is already heavy at 5886lbs, so add 2 people and gear probably reaches 6.5Klbs... Not sure about the large battery weight, but I'm estimating ~500lbs heavier.
I'm just going by the MX numbers for reference since the 60D weighs about 5K and the 100D sits ~5.4K. Roughly every 10KWh adds 100lbs.
 

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I wouldn't be surprised at all if the big battery puts the R1T over the 6,000 pound mark.

For off-roading it does make sense why Emme Hall drove the 135 kWh R1T for the Rebelle Rally instead of the 180 kWh pack.
 

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I wouldn't be surprised at all if the big battery puts the R1T over the 6,000 pound mark.

For off-roading it does make sense why Emme Hall drove the 135 kWh R1T for the Rebelle Rally instead of the 180 kWh pack.
She pretty much had to use what they gave her, I haven't seen anything about any of the prototypes having the 180 yet. Even then, hers was running about 75% capacity on the 135 pack. That makes it hard to really judge how the 135 will really do offroad.
 

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Without a doubt it'll go over the 6Klbs with the 180KWh pack. The 135KWh weighs 5886lbs and if we go by Teslas numbers, every 10KWh adds ~100lbs.
If it does reach over 6000 pounds it could be eligible for a decent size tax deduction.

 

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She pretty much had to use what they gave her, I haven't seen anything about any of the prototypes having the 180 yet. Even then, hers was running about 75% capacity on the 135 pack. That makes it hard to really judge how the 135 will really do offroad.
I didn't mean that she picked the 135 battery herself I meant it more that it was the Rivian gave her that truck. But you raise an interesting point about whether or not Rivian has a 180 battery ready yet for testing.
 

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Someone on Facebook today claimed the R1T will weigh 3,470kg which is 7,650lbs.

If true, it would apply for that tax deduction.... but I still can't confirm if it's true
 

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Vehicle weight doesn't factor into Sec. 179 eligibility. What matters is gross vehicle weight rating, which will be over 6K lbs. for both models. They'll only qualify for the smaller deduction ($25K IIRC), and you need to use it at least 50% for business use to take it.
 

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So Rivian stated a curve weight of 5886lbs for the R1T [300mile range] and I just talked to someone today and they said that the weight includes the underbody protection.
Maybe it'll get closer to 7500lbs if you load it with 400 miles, the kitchen sink, another spare tire and 3 passengers....
 
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