Rivian adds compatible Tesla Superchargers to its navigation app
Rivian has added compatible Tesla Turbocharger locations to its navigation app, allowing R1S and R1T drivers to easily find expanding Tesla Turbochargers for EVs from other manufacturers.
The interface adds Tesla Supercharger locations to both the in-car navigation and the mobile app. Rivian provided this excerpt (below) from the official update notes for Green Car Reports, making it clear that you must also download the Tesla app.
Rivian’s update notes on Tesla Supercharger network in navigation
This add-on is part of the Rivian software release 2023.10.00, although that release is still listed as an “internal beta” by an Unofficial Rivian software tracker aggregates over-the-air updates for the automaker’s vehicles.
Among other features, this update shows that Tesla Supercharger sites have a Combined Charging Standard (CCS) connector that allows Rivian and many other EVs to charge them in the navigation app’s charger filter and optionally. This selection will appear in the Rivian mobile app.
Tesla last month began opening up its Supercharger network to other EVs. That’s not a full Supercharger network at all, but “select” the turbocharger open to CCS. It goes both ways—Tesla is delivering too retrofit CCS And an adapter for your vehicle.
To some extent, Tesla opening its network to other electric vehicles is necessary to claim some $7.5 billion worth of infrastructure funds. federal EV charging network.
2023 Rivius R1S
Meanwhile, Rivian has formed its own charging network like a remote partner to the Tesla Supercharger. The remote locations where Rivian expects its customers to use their vehicles for outdoor adventures are not a priority for Tesla or the major charging networks, giving the company a unique position. suitable position to fill, while reinforcing their brand as a more solid electric vehicle. But given the size of the Supercharger network, it makes sense for Rivian owners to want to use it.