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Meet the Rivian R1S, a 7-passenger electric SUV

Discussion in 'R1S' started by Domenick, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Robb Stark

    Robb Stark Rookie

    Oct 9, 2017
    I think Rivian looks the opposite of mean,tough or menacing.

    It looks like a friendly robot face.
  2. Gito Man

    Gito Man Rookie

    Sep 21, 2019
    R1S 7 seater will not be offering the larger capacity battery (180kwh battery).
    Only the 5 seater R1S will have the option for the 180 kWh battery.
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  3. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2017
    Ah, good to know. Thanks!
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Rookie

    Nov 18, 2019
    Towing a restored vintage 27’ Airstream (4-4500 pounds) with RS1? Tow mode? Anti-Sway technology? Trailer braking?
  5. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2017
    I don't recall Rivian talking about these features specifically, but since it is supposed to have significant towing capability, I have to imagine it will have some of these features. One thing it won't need, of course, is a heavy-duty transmission cooler, though it would still be interesting to hear how they will deal with increased heat inside gearboxes during towing.

    I'll try to keep an eye out for more specific info about this.

    Apr 15, 2020
    why is that?
  7. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2017
    I believe the larger battery may take up some space where the 3rd row would have been. Probably not enough to change interior volume, but enough to interfere with the 3rd-row mounting hardware.
  8. EyeOnEVs

    EyeOnEVs Karting

    Mar 5, 2019
    Simple physics - no room. The 105 kWh and 135 kWh battery packs are made of 7 and 9 battery modules, respectively. The 180 kWh BP has 12 battery modules. The space for the 3 additional battery modules has to come from some where while still maintaining things like low center of gravity, wiring, cooling, and accessibility within the skateboard platform. Apparently Rivian decided to re-purpose the space where the 3rd row seats reside for the additional battery modules.
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  9. Blu Angel

    Blu Angel Rookie

    Nov 24, 2020
    Range Rover front end looks dated and like "yesterday's" vehicle
    The Rivian RS front end is iconic, futuristic & distinctive

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