There definitely won't be any Cybertrucks this year (at least for customers). 2 years ago I thought there would be some by now, but Tesla has a lot going on and I don't know how long it will take to get enough 4680 batteries, plus the manufacturing of a brand new stainless steel model is not...
I just watched a video on the Hyundai Ioniq charging, and the pre-heating of the battery.
It was pretty slow getting the battery heated.....so initially charging speed was not the 150 kW promised. Maybe the Hyundai approach needs improvement.
The stock price doesn't matter to him...until the day he sells shares.
It is back to the IPO price, so I am sure he is perfectly fine with that. It was a higher price than they originally thought they could get.
Not always, if you ordered a Max pack in 2018 or 2019, they sent you an email saying the Max pack would be built and sold first.
It was in November 2020 that Rivian flipped on that promise, and said now LEs would come out first. With the standard battery size.
GM will do fine with selling this EV Silverado.
There are plenty of GM brand loyalists that will wait for this to come out, and they will buy it.
If you are a Rivian buyer, it might not be your taste, but the folding midgate will be cool, and it has the easy open frunk, and 400 miles of range...
The dealers are going to be under a lot of pressure.
The manufacturers will not leave much on the table for the dealers to dip into as far as subscriptions go.
And honestly, the average guy or gal resists committing to monthly subscriptions, and sure aren't accustom to doing that for their car.
Can you imagine if you wait 3 years, or more, to get your Rivian and then when you take delivery it has significant problems.
Man, that would be heart breaking. I am pulling for Rivian all the way, but I can see Ford and Chevy doing okay with their EV pickup trucks. They have the experience...
This building cars thing must be hard.
10 cars a day? Somewhere Ford is laughing.
I wonder what is taking so long to ramp. Maybe it is not the factory. Maybe it is all the support people necessary to get the finished product into the hands of the buyers.
The slow ramp is pretty frustrating. I know it is hard (see Elon's comments), but if they only deliver 20,000 R1Ts in 2022 that ain't going to look good. They bought the factory back in 2017 I believe. They should have had a better plan to ramp once production started. Sigh.
Another reason Ford's sales of F250 and F350 with large GAS tanks will continue for many years to come.
I think the Rivian, the Ford Lightning, and Cybertruck will all have challenges towing any distance greater than 150 miles.
PS Also a good reason to go for the Max Pack. Starting with a...
They overpromised, and under delivered.
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They original promised deliveries would start in 2020. Then the pandemic pushed it to June 2021. Then they changed that and said "September 2021". Then they said it would definitely be Oct/Nov 2021. Now we are talking after...