As Tesla rivals Rivan with more direct products this question will grow in importance. So far a key issue is the lack of consistent, repeatable performance in Tesla's and one of many reasons why I avoid them. Rivan's CEO explained how that won't happen here.
- "At launch, we'll be able to put 200 miles of range into the vehicle in 30 minutes. Could we go faster? Yes. Do we start to really degrade the cell? Yes. In the next five years, you’ll see a lot of demonstrations where things are charged in 15 minutes, but if you do that 30 times, the battery is shot. Those demos are not realistic or repeatable and we'll start to see those get replaced with real world charging speeds and rates. We see that already, like if you tried to supercharge a Tesla twenty days in a row, the 20th day is slower than the first day because Tesla's naturally protecting the pack." -- Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe