The figures used at the time of writing are for July 2022. The average cost of residential electricity per kWh in the US is 16.10¢ (cents) per kWh (kilo Watt hour). The costs to charge a Rivian will ultimately depend on a few factors.
- The battery pack of the Rivian R1S or R1T
- Which state are you charging it in
- If the Rivian is being charged residentially or commercially
In this article, you’ll find out the costs of charging both models of Rivian and the different battery packs associated with each.
You will also find tables breaking down the costs state by state, so no matter where in America you are, you can find out the costs of charging a Rivian.
So keep reading to find or jump straight to the answer using the quick links below!
How Much Does It Cost To Charge a Rivian Truck (R1T)?
The 2022 Rivian Truck or R1T comes with two battery packs, the standard, and the max pack. And their respective kWh figures are below:
- Standard battery pack: 135-kWh (up to 314 miles of range according to EPA figures)
- Max battery pack: 180-kWh (400+ miles of range according to the EPA)
The average cost to charge a Rivian R1T at home in the United States is $21.75 for the standard battery pack and $29 for the max pack. These amounts are for a 0%-100% charge which isn’t your typical charge cycle. To be thorough, the costs for an 80% charge of a standard pack and a max pack are $17.40 and $23.20, respectively. You can find the costs per state in the table below the next section:
How Much Does It Cost To Charge a Rivian R1S?
The Rivian R1S has the same kWh battery packs found in the R1T. The average cost to charge a Rivian R1S at home in the United States is $21.75 for the standard battery pack and $29 for the max pack.
These amounts are for a 0%-100% charge which isn’t your typical charge cycle. To be thorough, the amounts for an 80% charge of a standard pack and max pack are $17.40 and $23.20, respectively. The costs per state can be seen in the table above:
Rivian has a smaller battery proposed for future production, which is 105-kWh. So the national average to charge that will be $16.91 as of 2022.
Rivian Charge Costs At Home (Per State)
The dollar amounts are based on a full charge of 0%-100%, so real-world figures will be less.
Rivian Charge Costs Commercially (Using Charging Networks)
The cost of charging your Rivian at public charging stations does vary across the country. How electric charging stations bill varies too; some are free, some are pay-as-you-go, and some run on a subscription fee.
Some charge for electricity based on the cost per kWh, whereas others charge you based on how long you charge your car. You can find this information online by searching for nearby charging stations or asking when you arrive at the station.
For simplicity, we will use the average national charging network costs of between 40¢ and 70¢ (according to Bluedot.co). So for both Rivian models, you would be looking at between $54-$95 for the 135-kWh battery pack and $72-$126 for the 180-kWh battery pack.
Rivian Adventure Network
There are approximately 600 planned sites in the pipeline that will have up to 3,500 DC fast chargers as part of the Rivian charging network. They will be exclusively for Rivian owners, so other electric vehicles won’t be able to use these sites.
The charging automatically connects payments to the network and will be 100% powered by renewable energy. The Rivian waypoints feature makes locating stations simple for Rivian vehicle owners.
In addition to the DC fast charging stations, Rivian will introduce 10,000 level 2 charging stations that will be available to the public with the J1772 plug connector.
Can You Charge A Rivian At a Tesla Station?
Yes, you can charge both the Rivian R1S and R1T at a Tesla charging station as long as you have a J1772 adapter plug, which is sold separately. Bear in mind that you can’t use a Tesla Supercharger at this point in time.
EV charging costs vary greatly depending on which state you are in. The highest charging costs are in Hawaii, followed by California. The cheapest state to charge your Rivian at home is Idaho.
So as long as you already have a home EV charging station, the average cost to charge a 135-kWh Rivian is $21.75, and for a 180-kWh battery pack, charging your Rivian will be, on average, $29.00.