Rivian Pays It Forward By Opening Its Adventure Network To Other EVs

Rivian seems to be paying it forward when it comes to sharing public electric vehicle charging systems. According to the company in a press release, the latest iteration of the Rivian Adventure Network will be compatible with most non-Rivian electric cars. 

Rivian’s new Adventure Network stalls include a new charger that can accommodate a wider range of electric vehicles. The company unveiled a prototype of its new charger, which is taller and includes a longer cable to accommodate pretty much all electric vehicles in North America today, regardless of where their charging port is located. 

Rivian’s new chargers will offer rapid charging to both 400 and 800-volt packs and feature CCS connectors with support for North American Charging Standard (NACS)-equipped vehicles through an approved adapter. Native NACS support will be coming in a future hardware update. 

Every charger will also feature a large display and a tap-to-pay terminal so payments will be easy. Rivian drivers will continue to enjoy seamless authentication. 

Rivian’s new chargers are produced by the company at its Normal, Illinois plant. To date, the Rivian Adventure Network has demonstrated an uptime of over 98%. Paul Frey, Rivian Vice President of Battery, Charging, and Adventure Products, shared a comment about the update. 

“Rivian exists to address two specific needs, the electrification of our transportation system and supporting the transition of our power grid to carbon-free energy sources. By broadening access to our Rivian Adventure Network—powered by 100% renewable energy—we are supporting both of these critical goals while also encouraging more people to embark on their next adventure in an EV,” he said. 

Starting later this year, Rivian is looking to ensure that all new Adventure Network sites will be built using the company’s next-generation charger. Existing charging sites will be retrofitted with new chargers to accommodate EVs of different shapes and sizes. Where it is practical, trailer-friendly chargers that can accommodate vehicles that are towing will be built.

Check out some of our cool Rivian accessories for your R1T and R1S!

Hit the road with a rooftop tent! The Rivian R1T & R1S Crossbar Tent Mount is built super tough, so you can camp confidently anywhere. It attaches easily to your truck's bed crossbars and gives you a solid base to mount your favorite rooftop tent. No need to be a mechanic, installation is a breeze!

Need a license plate holder that goes on in a flash? We hear you! The Rivian R1T / R1S Front License Plate Holder "Quick Bandit" is the answer. This bad boy uses a special latching system so you can take it on and off in seconds – seriously, it's that fast! Perfect if you want to keep your Rivian looking sleek when you're out cruising.

Keeping your Rivian R1S sparkling clean just got easier! These All-Weather Floor Mats by 3D MAXPider are the real deal. They're made with a super durable material that looks great and protects your floors from all kinds of messes, rain or shine. The special grippy bottoms mean no slipping or sliding either.

Same goes for the Rivian R1T All-Weather Floor Mats by 3D MAXPider! They'll keep your truck looking sharp and protected no matter what you throw at it. 

Want to keep your Rivian's touchscreens looking brand new? This Rivian R1T / R1S Tempered Glass Screen Protector is what you need. It's super strong and scratch-resistant, so you can say goodbye to fingerprints and keep your screens crystal clear.

Got a furry copilot? This Premium Rear Seat Pet Cover from 4knines is a must-have! It's made from super tough material that's easy to clean and protects your seats from spills, muddy paws, and whatever else your furry friend tracks in. Plus, it comes in hammock or non-hammock styles, so you can pick what works best for you.