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Old 01-03-2020, 01:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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A solution for a problem that doesn't exist.
Rivian has both, Ackermann steering AND skid-steer, the utility handling expanded.

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Old 01-03-2020, 07:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Rivian has both, Ackermann steering AND skid-steer, the utility handling expanded.
At 50 years old, I never understood what 'skid steer' really meant until now.

That said, I see this as potentially very useful for some people. And sometimes it is a lot easier to get into situations forwards than to get out of them backwards.

Regardless, it is unlikely to be a mass market 'need'.
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The Rivian is definitely targeting rugged outdoors/off-road type lifestyle truck. Very smart, why you see so many people spring for the $10,000 Rubicon packages on Wranglers and Gladiators that will never need even a basic Wrangler. The Rivain will be able to go toe to toe with the Rubicon which is currently the benchmark in off road ability. The Cybertruck is more like a jacked up 2500 diesel in comparison. Also popular but limited in it's actual off road ability.
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Rivian's slide out kitchen/pantry is also dynamite.
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And people say Teslas are gimmicky. That explains the Rivian's 4.5' bed length, I mean really? That's what passes for a pick up nowadays? Couldn't even get a bike in there... Expensive toy for people who just want the look.

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