Thanks.. very helpful. I will also be installing AL Priority Shifters (assume that is what you are doing). Once everything was removed per your info above, was there any easy to access points to pass the wires through the firewall into the cabin? Just did this on my new 22 Tesla Model S and it was a huge PITA.Laser shifters. With 835hp its hard for me to maintain proper speed.
The tow guide explicitly refers to them as two 12V batteries, I think they are just small batteries.I believe you are correct after zooming in on the photo. Interesting…
Lithium batteries also require more care and feeding than a lead acid/AGM one…in addition to being more expensiveThanks for the information.
I think a small 12v lithium battery would fit perfectly and help eliminate some wiring. I know the refreshed Model S now has one. It's probably higher costs that prevents Rivian from installing one at the factory.
This. I think they are two small 12V in parallel. I doubt they would source 2 6V in series for a variety of reasons.The tow guide explicitly refers to them as two 12V batteries, I think they are just small batteries.
My Tesla has a single, similarly small 12V battery. It's proven to be underpowered for the vehicle, so they swapped it with a fancier battery that fit in the same spot (some nano-tech carbon battery). I'm guessing Rivian figured it was cheaper to have 2 small 12V batteries than make room for a larger one or have an expensive battery.
I'd be curious to see under the covers and get actual specs on the batteries. At least a voltmeter could quickly/easily confirm.I believe you are correct after zooming in on the photo. Interesting…