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    What we might see in that configurator: Options, Launch Edition, etc...

    Home chargers are offered by numerous 3rd party vendors so it is not "critical" for Rivian to offer one. They should as part of a one-stop-shop solution (and I imagine the profit is pretty good on a charger), but its not a show-stopper. The EV market is completely different than when Tesla...
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    Good Forbes Article on Rivian - production number estimates and vehicle servicing mentioned

    Great info! I am not in the heavy manufacturing industry so I really dont know but I worry about the distance between "possible" and "realistic". I just want my truck! haha
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    Rivian Shuts Down All Facilities to Slow Spread of COVID-19 / Coronavirus

    One of the key stats will be conversion - how many pre-orders convert to purchase? When they get to people above you on the list, how many say "Um, I changed my mind". However long the list is, you will get bumped up - the question is "by how much".
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    Good Forbes Article on Rivian - production number estimates and vehicle servicing mentioned

    To me, the key stat will be conversion - at what rate are pre-orders converted to purchase. Does anyone know what the conversion rates were for the various Tesla models? That also needs to be tempered with the deposit amount, even if its fully refundable. I know my Model X required a $2,500...
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    Rivian’s First CTO Exits The Company

    I have been in product management in the tech industry for more than 20 years - there is one immutable fact I have observed. Schedules always move and they move out, not in! (a little tongue in cheek there) But seriously, I am not surprised nor concerned about this slipping. At this point in...
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    Rivian Takes On Direct Sales Battle in Several States

    Agreed. People will find a way and states need to wake up. Here, nose, let me cut you off to spite my own face.
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    Rivian Takes On Direct Sales Battle in Several States

    Thanks for that - good info to know!
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    Rivian Takes On Direct Sales Battle in Several States

    Is there a comprehensive list where Rivian currently can and cannot sell? As well as a list of states where it is in dispute/pending legislation?
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    Good Forbes Article on Rivian - production number estimates and vehicle servicing mentioned

    I think Corvette has a program where the owner is the first one to start the car and drive it off the assembly line and drive it home. I would totally be down with a similar program for my Rivian!
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    Good Forbes Article on Rivian - production number estimates and vehicle servicing mentioned

    I only pre-ordered an R1T as a Christmas present to myself in Dec 2019 so I am guessing mid to late 2021 for me. On the plus side, my wife want to pre-order an R1S now that Rivian is "real". Things like the live events and Forbes articles really help that perception. I am sick of all the...
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    R1T $69,000 starting price - opinions

    I agree with Feather and delmi. If you need a cheap EV, go buy a Leaf - great cars for the price. I am buying the experience and features of Rivian. It will cost more and I accept that. You need to get what works for you and what you want. /shrug
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    Rivian prototypes with clamshell doors spotted?

    Carriage doors would be an interesting variant, though.
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    Cupra Tavascan e-SUV concept

    I like the concept but I am of two minds about all these concepts coming out. I love the attention the segment is getting and it really validates the future of transportation. However, I have gone eye-blind to all the "concepts" out there and all the headlines such as "So-and-so major vehicle...
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    Leather Interior Colors

    I used to drive a Wrangler for a few years and took it camping a bit and even though I coould, I never had cause to "hose out" the interior. I did get the floors muddy which is why I had Weathertech liners pretty much everywhere. Personally, I would prefer a more civilized upholstery...
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    Letter from RJ Scaringe with state of Rivian update

    They have to balance keeping the Secret Sauce secret but releasing information to engage customers. I would not plan on much real detail until summer.
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    Mid-Size or Super Mid Size?

    I have a Model X 6 seat model (2016). The rear seats are fine but the 3rd row is for children only. Adults can sit in the 3rd row for short distances only. I pre-ordered an R1T since we have the X paid off and its "enough" of an SUV. Maybe my wife will fall in love with my R1T and trade the...
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    What would you like to see on your new Rivian or from the Rivian company??

    I dont think this can be overstated. People (and I mean me) will look for any proofpoint they can find to help justify the purchase. For myself, I was sold on my Model X the second I started driving. My wife took a little (okay, a LOT) more convincing. One thing that helped move her from the...
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    Question on cold weather performance

    Hey there - have a question that I cant find info on and hoping someone has heard something. I currently own a 2016 Model X (one of the few 60kwh unicorns out here!) and living in the PNW between the hills and the cold weather, battery performance is weak (and that is being kind). In the...
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