Rivian to develop its own high power charging network

by Mar 18, 2021

Rivian, an American automotive company, recently announced the details of its new charging infrastructure project under the name of Rivian Adventure Network. The project is to foresee an installation of 3500 DC chargers at around 600 locations across the U.S and Canada. The chargers will be powered by 100% renewable energy and each site will have an average of 5-6 DC chargers. The chargers will be categorized in en-route charging as they will be located on highways and main roads, usually along cafes and shops. The DC chargers will have an initial power output of up to 200 kW which can increase to 300 kW in the future. This would be enough to provide a 140 mile range in about 20 minutes of charging. Just like Tesla, Rivian’s DC charging network will exclusively charge Rivian vehicles. The installation is expected to be complete by the end of 2023. In addition to high power charging, Rivian has also announced the development of their AC charging network. Rivian has envisioned the installation of 10,000 Rivian Waypoints which will be Level 2 AC ,11.5 kW chargers providing a mile range of 25 miles/hour. These will be located at destination locations including shops, hotels, restaurants and parks and unlike the DC chargers, will be available for public use and not just exclusive to Rivian cars. The first locations include 42 Colorado State parks which will have 2 charging points each. The rest of the locations will be announced soon. The installations will start in July this year and will be complete by 2023. Link to the news: https://insideevs.com/news/495294/rivian-adventure-network-3500-fast-chargers/