Rivian today unveiled plans for their network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers with a map showing an impressive network across the U.S., and many of the locations are within Canada.
Rivian Adventure Network
Known as the Rivian Adventure Network, the automaker plans to install over 3,500 of their own DC fast chargers by the end of 2023. They will be capable of charging at up to 200kW and will be available at more than 600 locations in North America.
Each location will have multiple chargers and be conveniently located on highways and main roads. Rivian says the network will be powered by 100% renewable energy, either directly with wind or solar, or through Renewable Energy Certificates.
The Rivian Adventure Network will only be available for Rivian vehicles. The automaker says information on pricing and associated programs will be released soon.
In addition to the DC fast chargers, Rivian also has plans to installed over 10,000 level 2 chargers by the of 2023. They will be capable of charging at 11.5kW, and be available for all EVs.
These will be located at shopping centres, restaurants, hotels, campsites and parks.
Through the Rivian app owners will be able to locate, monitor charge status and get notifications about your charging sessions. These features will also be available through the in-vehicle navigation.
Rivian EV Charger Locations
According to the map shared by Rivian the company plans to add a number of EV chargers within Canada. Much like with the expansion of the Tesla Supercharger network, there is a very large gap in coverage in central Canada.
The map is not yet interactive so you can’t zoom in to see exact locations, but there appears to be many in British Columbia, including along Hwy 1 to Alberta. There also appears to be many in southern Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces.
No details were provided on when construction will begin, but the company did say a number of stations will be operational this year.
“Los Angeles to Tahoe. Manhattan to the Adirondacks. San Francisco to Seattle. I-70 to The Rockies. Michigan’s UP via I-75. California’s Hwy 395. The entire Blue Ridge Parkway from Shenandoah National Park down to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. All these routes and more will begin opening this year. “
Some of those will be in Colorado. In an agreement announced this morning, Rivian will install level 2 EV chargers at all of the 42 state parks in Colorado, beginning this summer.