The U.S. electric vehicle maker Rivian Automotive has been building the first charging piles as part of the program of installing “over 10,000 Level 2 chargers across the U.S. and Canada”. On Saturday, the first images of some charging piles leaked on Twitter although the exact location was not revealed.
The company recently said that it is installing over 10,000 Level 2 chargers across the U.S. and Canada where the customers can “shop, play, stay and eat”. Rivian added that the charging locations are “conveniently located near popular destinations” and are capable of adding “up to 140 miles of range in 20 minutes”.
The charging piles have a voltage range of 200V – 920V, a maximum current of 500A, and the maximum power is 300kW.
“Level 2 charging is capable of delivering up to 25 miles of range per hour. Many public and home charging options are Level 2 chargers, including Rivian Waypoints, the Rivian Wall Charger and the Portable Charger”, Rivian stated.
Rivian Waypoint chargers will be located near shopping centers, restaurants, hotels, parks and other popular destinations. Waypoint chargers will be open to the public and have a J1772 plug, making them compatible with other electric vehicles.
Last week, Rivian Automotive Field Specialist Patrick Sarsgard unveiled that the EV manufacturer just opened a new service center located in Boston. On the same post, Sarsgard said that the U.S. electric vehicle maker is “actively delivering in the East Coast”. During Q1 2022 Earnings, Rivian reiterated its forecast to produce 25,000 vehicles in 2022.
Recently, Rivian’s Director Jay Flatley filed a SEC form reporting a 40,000 shares buy for $1,172,400 at an average price of $29.31 per share owning now a total of 92,616 shares. According to SEC form filed on May 16, also Rivian’s CEO Robert Scaringe added 41,000 shares for $1.05 million, at an average price of $25.77 per share. Scaringe owns now a total of 169,175 shares directly, 4,337,997 through a trust and 4,595 by LLC.