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Rivian DC Charging Network: Initially Exclusive, Then Special Rates

• by Mark Kane

The upcoming Rivian Adventure Network (RAN) of DC fast chargers is promised to quickly expand to about 600 sites in the U.S. and Canada with a total of more than 3,500 DC fast chargers by the end of 2023 (see details here).

According to Rivian, chargers will be exclusively available to R1T and R1S drivers, but only "initially". At a later point, the network will be opened to other EVs, which is a positive sign and good news for those who were afraid that Rivian's chargers will not be available to the public.

However, there is a catch. The prices might not be the same for all users and Rivian's drivers are expected to be "receiving special rates."

"RAN sites will be exclusive for Rivian owners initially, with Rivian members receiving special rates."

The fast chargers were engineered by Rivian and will offer over 200 kW power output for the R1T and R1S (up to 140 miles of range in 20 minutes). Further models are expected to charge at over 300 kW.