Rivian is poised to counter one of Teslas biggest benefits: its extensive charging network. As The Verge notes, Rivian has actually revealed plans to set up over 10,000 Level 2 AC chargers (“Waypoints” in Rivian lingo) across the United States and Canada through 2023. The first installations are due in July, when Colorados 42 state parks will get 2 chargers each. All Waypoints will be put near dining establishments, shops and other common stops.
These stations wont be as fast as the 3,500-plus DC quick battery chargers that will define Rivians proprietary Adventure Network (also by 2023), but their 11.5 kW charging speed should provide to 25 miles of range per hour for the R1T and R1S. And unlike the Adventure Network, theyll be open to any lorry that can utilize a J1772 connection. Think about them more as methods to relieve your mind while youre out shopping or nearing your destination.
The Adventure Network chargers will offer at least 200kW charging (300kW later) great for 140 miles of range. Theyll boast automatic charging and will be solely powered by eco-friendly energy. Rivians lineup can likewise charge at any stations that support CCS, such as Electrify Americas.
This will not make Tesla too anxious. Elon Musks attire has more than 20,000 Superchargers worldwide across 2,000-plus stations, many of them with faster charging than Waypoints. Nonetheless, the plan might assuage the worries of Rivian buyers fretted theyll have couple of main charging alternatives once theyve left home.