Rivian’s Adventure Network now drives through the Appalachian Mountains.
Rivian opened five charging sites along the legendary Blue Ridge Parkway. The Rivian Adventure Network now drives through 468 miles of the Appalachian Mountains.
The vast Appalachian Mountains pass through every coastal state north of Florida. Moving westward, the Appalachian Mountains hit Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. Rivian’s new Adventure Network chargers run from the central to southern Appalachian Mountains.
The Rivian Adventure Network’s charging sites along Blue Ridge Parkway are in Virginia and North Carolina. The new Rivian charging sites are listed below.
Front Royal, VA – 6 DC fast chargers, pull-through trailer access
Waynesboro, VA – 6 DC fast chargers, pull-through trailer access
Roanoke, VA – 6 DC fast chargers, pull-through trailer access, 3 Waypoints (level 2) chargers
Meadows of Dan, VA – 6 DC fast chargers, pull-through trailer access, 2 Waypoints (level 2) chargers
Blowing Rock, NC – 6 DC fast chargers, pull-through trailer access
Rivian’s Adventure Network is currently expanding through the eastern United States. As of this writing, Rivian chargers are installed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and those recently installed along Blue Ridge Parkway. The EV automaker is actively working on additional charging sites for the Adventure Network, including one in Atlanta, GA.
Rivian also plans to install chargers in Newark, DE, and Belcamp, MD, to provide service to R1 owners traveling between Washington, D.C., and New York. The company also plans to expand the Adventure Network to Hagerstown, MD, and Breezewood, PA.
“The Rivian Adventure Network is lighting up dark areas of the map with quality fast charging and opening new corridors for Rivian drivers to explore,” noted Rivian’s Sr. Charging Network Analyst Penny Bach.
In June, Rivian announced it would adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). The company elaborated that R1 owners could charge at Tesla’s Superchargers across the United States by 2024. Between the Rivian Adventure Network and the Tesla Supercharger Network, R1 owners’ charging needs seem covered—whether they are going on an adventure or just going about their daily lives.