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Rivian Livestream: Adventurous forever with RJ Scaringe and Alex Honnold

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  1. Domenick

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    #1 Domenick, Jun 14, 2019
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    Rivian founder and CEO RJ Scaringe sits down with our favorite climber, Alex Honnold, to talk purpose and sustainability, and announce details of a special partnership with the Honnold Foundation. The conversation will be moderated by endurance athlete and renowned podcast host Rich Roll.

    Fast forward to the 34:07-mark to watch.

     
  2. Domenick

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    So, to be honest, I'm not super certain about what to expect from this presentation. I assume it's basically about a partnership with Rivian and the Honnold Foundation that will see batteries from development, and hopefully consumer vehicles, find their way into renewable energy microgrids in remote and under-resourced communities around the world.
    I know we all just want to see vehicles rolling out of the factory and orders being filled, but foundational sustainability programs like this are important too.
     
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  3. Guildenstern

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    Lots of order holders in the room, I guess. Pretty cool.
     
  4. Domenick

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    Several hundred vehicles over the next year or so that can't, of course, be sold.
     
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    Packs are designed to be used for stationary storage, both as entire packs, and with modules.
     
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    Rivian factory sits on over 500 acres that's mostly grass, will grow food on site to serve at plant. Nice!
     
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    Only eight packs in this project. Really underlines how many future projects could be created.
     
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    Earlier, I thought they said there were 800 order holders there.
     
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    Here's the video that they showed during the presentation of the work in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico.

     
  11. JackA

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    Yes it is... it is like the pins we were given at the NT Auto Show get together.
     
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    I didn't see those. You have a pic?
     
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  16. EyeOnEVs

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    Eight "packs" of what?
     
  17. Domenick

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    Eight vehicle battery packs. Those would be either 105 kWh, 135 kWh, or 180 kWh. They didn't specify, so it could even be a mix of these.
     
  18. skyote

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    I believe they did state that the test vehicle packs are 135 kWh.
     
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  19. EyeOnEVs

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    Thanks. Since the 105 kWh battery pack has seven 15 kWh modules, 135 kWh has nine, and 180 kWh pack has twelve, that would be a range of 56 to 96 battery modules. That's quite the range of batteries. Perhaps they meant battery modules. (?)
     
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    I think they meant packs. I think 8 modules would be too small. I was imagining something on the order of 1,000 kWh.
     
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    Ah, thanks for chiming in (and welcome to the Forum). In my mind I was thinking 135 kWh, I missed or forgot they said it. That would be 1,080 kWh, which strikes me as a nice size for the project.
     
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