A Rivian Owner's Survival Guide To Using Tesla Superchargers

Hey Rivianists, especially those new to the electric vehicle world! We know the R1T and R1S are head-turners, and it might be your first time venturing into the exciting world of EVs. It's no secret that public charging can be daunting, especially with all the talk of adapters and apps. But worry not, because we're here to help you conquer those Tesla Superchargers like a pro!

Think of these Tesla Superchargers as the gas stations for electric vehicles. The good news is, Rivian owners don't have to worry about limited options thanks to their NACS compatibility. That means you can juice up your R1T or R1S at over 15,000 Tesla Superchargers across North America! Pretty sweet, right?

Now, for those EV newbies, here are some golden tips to make your Tesla Supercharger experience smooth sailing:

Tip 1: Be App-Savvy

Before you hit the road, download the Tesla Mobile App. This is your key to unlocking the magic of Tesla's NACS-compatible chargers. Set up your payment information beforehand too. This way, paying for your charging session will be a breeze.

Tip 2: Adapter Up!

This might seem obvious, but hey, it happens! Make sure you connect your NACS adapter to the Tesla Supercharger stall first before you plug it into your R1T or R1S. Then, plug the adapter into your Rivian's charging port. Easy peasy!

Tip 3: Charge Smart, Save Time (and Money!)

The Tesla App will be your charging buddy, showing you how your R1T or R1S is juicing up. Once you've got enough juice for your journey, be a good Samaritan and end your charging session. Remember, other EV drivers need a turn too, and you'll avoid those pesky Tesla idle fees.

Tip 4: Membership Perks

Tesla Superchargers are already pretty affordable, but you can save even more with a Tesla Supercharger Membership. Think of it as a frequent charger discount program!

Tip 5: Parking Etiquette Matters (This is super important!)

The Rivian R1T and R1S' charging port location means that you will likely take up two spots at a Tesla Supercharger, especially the V3 stations. Be a courteous EV citizen and try to find a charger with plenty of open stalls. This way, you won't block anyone else from getting their much-needed charge.

So there you have it! With these handy tips, you'll be a Tesla Supercharging pro in no time. Now get out there and explore the open road with confidence in your Rivian! 

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.