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I wonder what the improvement in range in terms of figures will be with simple 19s on the AWD variants compared to the 21s
I would love to know that as well. I suspect if they are interchangeable we might see some rim swap threads.馃ぃ
I also want to know the range numbers for the AWD vs FWD. In the Lyriq they managed to get very similar ranges with the AWD as they did the RWD. I seem to remember reading that they AWD assist motor could be disabled when not needed and therefore the impact on range in ideal conditions would be just the extra weight. But also maybe the Lyriq RWD motor is powerful enough that it can handle all of the typical acceleration whereas the FWD motor on the Equinox might need some help.
 

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I would love to know that as well. I suspect if they are interchangeable we might see some rim swap threads.馃ぃ
I also want to know the range numbers for the AWD vs FWD. In the Lyriq they managed to get very similar ranges with the AWD as they did the RWD. I seem to remember reading that they AWD assist motor could be disabled when not needed and therefore the impact on range in ideal conditions would be just the extra weight. But also maybe the Lyriq RWD motor is powerful enough that it can handle all of the typical acceleration whereas the FWD motor on the Equinox might need some help.
Exactly what I like about my Rivian R1T, can change from AWD, 4 motors, to FWD with just the front 2 motors (Conserve Mode) and get significantly greater range while on road trips. Would be great if Chevrolet could enable this feature. I have a Bolt EUV, but looking for a larger AWD SUV with better range and faster charging, so looking really hard at both the Equinox EV and the Blazer EV.
 

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Exactly what I like about my Rivian R1T, can change from AWD, 4 motors, to FWD with just the front 2 motors (Conserve Mode) and get significantly greater range while on road trips.
Yes, this is something I wondered about for the Equinox EV 3RS, daisy. Is there a switch to toggle off eAWD when not needed and gain some driving range. What range difference do you see in the Rivian?
 

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Yes, this is something I wondered about for the Equinox EV 3RS, daisy. Is there a switch to toggle off eAWD when not needed and gain some driving range. What range difference do you see in the Rivian?
Almost all EVs coming out now incorporate a rear or forward motor disconnect on their AWD variants. To much energy lost otherwise. Volvo/Polestar are one of the last to make this change on their newer models.
 

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Exactly what I like about my Rivian R1T, can change from AWD, 4 motors, to FWD with just the front 2 motors (Conserve Mode) and get significantly greater range while on road trips. Would be great if Chevrolet could enable this feature. I have a Bolt EUV, but looking for a larger AWD SUV with better range and faster charging, so looking really hard at both the Equinox EV and the Blazer EV.
I have seen a few R1Ts on the road. You can see them from far away with the unique headlamps. My concern is what happens if a part is needed or something needs to be fixed, do you bring it to a Rivian service center or is it subcontracted out? Fisker is said to have a network with subcontractors but do they really know what they're doing?
When I had a brand new MINI Countrymen the technicians didn't know how to fix one of the blinkers because it was so new.
 

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I have seen a few R1Ts on the road. You can see them from far away with the unique headlamps. My concern is what happens if a part is needed or something needs to be fixed, do you bring it to a Rivian service center or is it subcontracted out? Fisker is said to have a network with subcontractors but do they really know what they're doing?
When I had a brand new MINI Countrymen the technicians didn't know how to fix one of the blinkers because it was so new.
There are Rivian service centers across the USA, closest one to me is about 100 miles. However they also provide mobile service. The mobile service technician has been to my house twice already, and we did have one visit to the service center since May 2022. Service has been great. Only thing had done locally is rotate tires and had to provide the jack pucks for the lift points on the truck. The tire center said same situation for Teslas.
 

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Fiskers "service centers" are rumored to be Firestone. If any serious repairs are needed they have someone pick up the car, repair it and return it. No specifics. If the opening of their service center is any indication (delayed by almost a year and still not open), things are not looking promising.
 

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I'm not a fan of "at home service" because it doesn't scale well. At first, there are no problems because there are barely any cars, but once they get a significant market share, they don't have enough techs, and the wait times become 3-9 months. See Tesla for example... Now GM has to help them fix their cars.

If I'm buying an EV, I'm buying from a legacy automaker.
 

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Thanks, Evan! The tire size for the various wheel options has been an open question. I wonder what the other wheel sizes will use?

21" Wheels: CONTINENTAL CROSSCONTACT RX
  • Size: 275/40R21 107H XL.
  • Service Description: 107H (Load Index 107= 2,150 lbs (975 kg) per tire, Speed Rating 鈥淗鈥= 130 mph (210 kph))
  • UTQG: 400 A A (Treadwear: 400 Traction: A Temperature: A)
  • Overall Diameter: 29.7".
  • Weight: 37 Lbs.
  • Tread Depth 10/32"
  • US$419.88 each

 
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