Rivian Launches 200KW DC Fast Chargers Across North America, Overcoming Range Anxiety For Electric Vehicle Owners
Rivian Adventure Network (RAN) has recently launched three fast charging sites in Colorado and California. These “Level 3” DC fast chargers will provide over 200 kilowatts of power, allowing Rivian drivers to add up to 140 miles of range in just 20 minutes. The first site opened to the public on Monday, June 27th with four chargers, including a pull-through charger for vehicles towing trailers. Additionally, it hosts four “Level 2” Rivian Waypoints chargers available for use by any EV through the Rivian smartphone app.
The RAN network expansion is great news for those looking to explore far away from home. With its natural beauty and abundance of outdoor activities, Salida, Colorado is an ideal spot for sustainable adventure. The two other sites are located in Inyokern and Bishop, California and offer similar amenities as well as access to nearby attractions like Death Valley National Park.
Each RAN station is equipped with six 50KW boxes that can be split however needed depending on how many trucks are hooked up at once. This allows for maximum charging speeds for part of the charging curve while others step down or up accordingly. It's important to note that these new sites may not appear immediately in the Rivian app or in-vehicle navigation but should eventually show up soon.
Overall, the launch of RAN fast charging stations in Colorado and California is a major milestone for Rivian and electric vehicle owners alike. Not only does it make long distance travel more accessible but also helps reduce emissions and promote sustainability across the country. With more sites planned for the future, Rivian is paving the way for a greener and more efficient transportation system.
Rivian has also announced plans to expand its network of fast chargers across North America in 2021. This includes new locations in Arizona, Oregon, Washington State and British Columbia as well as additional sites throughout California and Colorado. The company will continue to add charging stations at strategic locations along popular routes so that drivers can easily access them while on their journey.
The launch of RAN fast charging stations marks an important step forward for electric vehicle owners looking to explore further than ever before without worrying about range anxiety or long wait times at traditional gas stations. With this expansion, Rivian is helping make sustainable adventure accessible to everyone who wants it!
What is the Rivian Adventure Network?
The Rivian Adventure Network (RAN) is a nationwide network of fast charging sites for Rivian vehicles. It provides over 200 kilowatts of power, allowing Rivian drivers to add as much as 140 miles of range in just 20 minutes.
Where are the new RAN sites located?
The first Rivian Adventure Network site opened to the public on Monday, June 27 in Salida, Colorado with four chargers, including a pull-through charger. There are also two other sites in California, Inyokern and Bishop.
How many chargers are at each site?
Each site has four “Level 3” DC fast chargers and four “Level 2” Rivian Waypoints chargers.
Can any EV use the Level 2 chargers?
Yes, the Level 2 chargers can be used by any EV – not just Rivian vehicles – through the Rivian smartphone app.
Is there a list of all the charger locations that are currently under construction and the estimated opening dates?
Unfortunately, no. We will have to rely on press releases and randomly checking the Rivian app or in-vehicle navigation for updates.
How much power do the Level 3 chargers provide?
The Level 3 chargers provide over 200 kilowatts of power, allowing Rivian drivers to add as much as 140 miles of range in just 20 minutes.
Are there any plans to pair cabinets together so that if three trucks are hooked up, the power can be divided more evenly?
Internally, each cabinet is 6 50KW boxes, so it can split that however it needs. However, there are currently no plans to pair cabinets together.
What other features are available at the RAN sites?
The Rivian Adventure Network sites provide more than just fast charging. They also feature amenities such as restrooms, picnic tables, and outdoor seating areas. Additionally, each site has a “Rivian Waypoint” – a dedicated area for Rivian owners to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Are there any plans to expand the RAN network in the future?
Yes, Rivian is planning to expand the RAN network across the United States in 2021. The company is currently working on new sites in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.