R1S: 3800mi across Utah. Thoughts on road trips, off-road, and car camping.
- SW Utah & Nevada: From Salt Lake City to Lake Mohave near Laughlin. A total of 585 miles, the total fast charging cost was $136.85. 2 Charging stops, a travel time of 10.5 hours as against 8.5hrs in an ICE
- SE Utah & Moab: This involves a climbing and camping trip, covering a distance of 700 miles, Total fast charging cost was $54.95.
- Off-Road and snow: With 835 horsepower, the R1 is more than capable of excelling in all kinds of off-road terrain
- Camping: Rivian’s Camp Mode enhances the camping experience in R1S vehicles, making them perfect for outdoor adventures.
The camping mode options, camp speaker, flashlight, are all genuinely useful. The fold down back half-door is the perfect place to cook, organize gear, or have a drink. The huge frunk is also a great place to store expensive gear.
I am a big fan of the R1S but the realities of BEV charging definitely affects longer weekend road trips. Going to certain places in Wyoming isn’t even an option currently (Lander/Winds). I hope charging infrastructure improves quickly in remote places. For day trips under 250mi round trip, the R1S is a near-perfect vehicle.