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Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle

Postby M4tt_1 » 10 Jan 2019, 20:03

Some technical details in this that may be of interest to folk....14,000Nm of torque :shock:

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Re: Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle

Postby silverbullet » 10 Jan 2019, 20:47

I wasn't sure at the first look but it grew on me pretty fast.
Maybe it was the Brit giving the pitch that did it?

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Re: Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle

Postby No city » 11 Jan 2019, 10:05

Thank you for posting this. I am old, a petrolhead and a designer. I think the styling designer is aware of the rare 1965 american car the Avanti. Rivian is the ideal base for a T25-like camper no doubt.
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Re: Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle

Postby Tinium » 11 Jan 2019, 10:10

Really like that - Plus one of those chassis with a T25/forward control style camper body on it would be superb! :D
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Re: Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle

Postby rollercoaster » 11 Jan 2019, 23:07

Wish my DOKA locker boxes opened out as step/seats like those,
other than that I'm not tempted by the technology.
Maybe when its 30 to 40 years old and still going strong!
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Re: Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle

Postby Gary. » 12 Jan 2019, 08:00

rollercoaster wrote:Wish my DOKA locker boxes opened out as step/seats like those


Exactly what I thought, the doka lockers are a stupid design. Especially if the cavity is full and you try and close the door.
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Re: Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle

Postby Winchweight » 12 Jan 2019, 09:40

Interesting vehicle. Certainly a market for something that size in the van market and by default the camper market. Prices not bad either.
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Re: Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle

Postby Reverend » 16 Jan 2019, 10:22

Now we just have to wait someone to install Rivian batterypack and engine to T25 :D
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Re: Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle

Postby silverbullet » 16 Jan 2019, 11:52

Its not just the battery pack. The motor/drivetrain and most importantly, the control systems!

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Re: Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle

Postby clift_d » 06 Mar 2019, 20:44

This guy has done an EV Doka project which he's documented in a bunch of videos - the finished test drive is here:

https://youtu.be/sZ4JntBeYQU

The range still looks pretty limited though.
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Re: Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle

Postby Oilline » 06 Mar 2019, 20:50

How the hell can it have 14000 nm of torque!
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Re: Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle

Postby Winchweight » 06 Mar 2019, 20:54

These guys have done a good job with their Tesla equipped Syncro.

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Re: Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle

Postby clift_d » 06 Mar 2019, 21:04

Electric Classic Cars in mid-Wales are also doing electric conversions with Tesla batteries - they've done an interesting looking Range Rover conversion but you'll need really deep pockets for anything like that.
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Re: Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle

Postby silverbullet » 06 Mar 2019, 22:48

One thing about these is the messy business of EPAS and all of its implications (over-assisted steering, crash worthiness)
There doesn't seem to be a facility to run a hydraulic system that most classics use* (ok not the most efficient but great steering feedback) but I do t see why a Saxo type electro-hydraulic pump couldn't be built into the build, with a speed-sensitive controller to ramp the assistance down once moving, so saving Ah?

*and if retained, still require hydraulic pressure feed to keep the internals properly loaded and lubricated.

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Re: Rivian - Electric Adventure Vehicle

Postby sarran1955 » 07 Mar 2019, 10:45

Hello,

Random information.... :wink:

The Rivian platform is exactly the same wheel base as the Ford P150 pick up..

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