Idle hands moment for me. Found new subdomain for Rivian, had references for FleetOS. Also appears to be a related job in my area (ATL) to manage the internal Rivian fleet.
I need an update.
RJ is quoted somewhere saying something to the effect of a new car company has to spend $3B before it even makes its first sale. That's not counting ramp up to production and global expansion.
Hence, they have already brought in $9B+ and are looking at an IPO at $70B valuation. Just my guess...
LOL. With friends like us, who needs enemies? Rivian shouldn't worry so much about competitors as their own customers with idle hands. If only there was a substantive update this week to otherwise preoccupy us...
10 Experience Centers?
Probably a safe bet that the locations they announced for the tour are going to be included
That leaves 4 open spots for the southeast, southwest, mid-atlantic, and the rest of the middle. COMPETE!
For me, its not go insane waiting at the drip for information about areas that have yet to be contacted. Others need to plan vehicle timelines so anything is more helpful. Even if it's not good news, it helps set expectations if you are in an area that won't see a Rivian for a while.
My impression at this point is it's probably more about the service centers than anything. The LEs that won't go out until the end will likely be 100% related to the fact that the area doesn't have one. If only Rivian would actually say it.
They do list the under-bed in the claim for 68 cu ft. So that's probably about 10 cu ft of your remaining 16 cu ft as the 29 cu ft are "extra" with the lockable tonneau. Rear seat + center console and other nooks will get the remaining ~6 cu ft.
Interesting story recently on the rental car and broader car market that is related to chip shortage/COVID.
At the beginning of COVID, rental car companies shed 30%+ of their inventory. Auto manufactures saw a drop in demand and reduced production.
The demand came back faster than they...
The info being reported really knocked my optimism down but there will be a ramp up of production so this still feels unlikely to extrapolate a LE delay into late 2022.
The bigger question now is when is the service center for your area going to be completed. While I want my truck asap, I get...
Gotta say I'm disappointed. Not super surprised though. These delivery timelines aren't great news for the rest of us and it seems less likely that those of us in areas that aren't on the list yet will have to wait even longer than expected.
I was hopeful for September or October in Atlanta for...
Just wondering for those of you with completed calls to your Guide, are they open to contact like the Stories post implies they are?
They said they would go chase down answers for you even out to the plant floor so...
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For me, I like a few of the colors and choose LG thinking it would be first. If that's not the case, then I'm a color free agent and delivery timing is actually a big factor.
All likely to be played out before I get contacted though so I'll just be playing my home version of order your Rivian.
In a previous communication they said that Guide contact signals the final order process.
@AdamL - just curious given the form discussion, are you good to go? Is there anything you need to see prior to locking in your order?
Or, just playing Rivian advocate here... there's a lot of people that are worried about the price and don't need it.
I'm curious about the reasons too but also trying to take what they've actually said with some amount of truth.
The range comment in their projected range give that theory...