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  • New Electric Pickup Truck

    Just came across my desk. I want one! This is the future so long as we have enough materials to make the batteries. What you'se think? Rivian

    https://www.rivian.com/about


  • #2
    It looks like a toaster?
    CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
    2nd owner, since 1975
    Now in Fair Oaks, CA

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    • #3
      I'm not fond of the front end myself, but overall, the truck looks great especially the interior. I am happy that there is more competition coming along. One day, I might live long enough to afford one of these new fangled engineless doohickeys. I am sure there will be improvements made once this thing gets to market. Then again, we are all accustomed to the standard appearance of vehicles. Change can be good even if it looks like a 1950's home appliance.

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      • #4
        Anybody with a team can design a vehicle
        The real challenge is mass producing at an affordable price and keep up with that schedule
        Ask Musk

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        • #5
          .....and meet all the regulatory requirements....
          '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
          Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
          Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
          Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
          Redlines always.
          My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

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          • #6
            Cool concept but the front end.... can’t see most of the pick up market dumping their F-150, Silverados or RAMs for it.
            I72 Pimento w/overdrive

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            • #7
              If it will truly have a 400 mile range, I'll bet the MSRP will give you a heart attack.

              Cheers,

              Wolf
              76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
              72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
              68 TR250 CD4893L (retirement project)

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              • #8
                Its priced at 61k. Not really too bad considering it will have more capability than the Tesla S model. They do own the previous Mazda factory in Illinois to build it. Looks like they stayed hush until just the release. I was interested in one of those Elio three wheelers but that guy can't get his shit together and build them. Been 8 years since I seen it in our local mall garnering tons of attention and deposits from people expecting it to be produced back in 2012.
                Lou, my Ram 2500 was close to 60k after discounts. The taxes brought that number back up to near sticker. Crazy for what new cars/trucks go for these days. If this Rivian proves to be produced and sell at near the 60k number, I feel its a really good deal considering it will come standard with autonomous controls. The website says you can sit back and let the truck take you where you want to go while you watch the scenery go by. As I get older, I kind of like that idea!
                Last edited by Chandlerazman; 01-10-2019, 12:45 AM.

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                • #9
                  I'd still have range anxiety with a pure battery powered vehicle. I do like the Nikola Motors truck concept of hydrogen / electric propulsion. I haven't heard much about Nikola lately, supposedly they are building a production facility here in Arizona.

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                  • #10
                    The gov't may have off'ed him... Just sayin'

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                    • #11
                      I like it!!! But I really like my gas guzzling 2000 dodge ram 1500! plus I need to pull a 14' trailer now and then and haul "crap" from time to time, and just how does one DIY'er work on an electric vehicle?
                      dne'

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                      • #12
                        If an electric vehicle is involved in a collision, HazMat must respond.
                        Not an ordinary tow truck.
                        So I've been told by medical personnel.
                        Walt
                        CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
                        poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dne007 View Post
                          ... and just how does one DIY'er work on an electric vehicle?
                          dne'
                          How does a DIY'er work on any new vehicle nowdays
                          I don't

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dne007 View Post
                            I like it!!! But I really like my gas guzzling 2000 dodge ram 1500! plus I need to pull a 14' trailer now and then and haul "crap" from time to time, and just how does one DIY'er work on an electric vehicle?
                            dne'


                            I'm with Don on this one. I don't touch my daily drivers anymore. As i get older, I don't want to touch anything anymore... Easier to pay someone to do what I need. of course everything except anything with the wife

                            That truck is said to tow 11000 lbs which is pretty impressive. If in an accident, let the insurance deal with whatever responders show up for the cleanup. It's just going to be the wave of the future. The wave of the future, the wave of the future, the wave of the future....

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                            • #15
                              You got your deposit in on it yet, Simon?

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