I'm in Andersonville. There was a Jeep Rubicon parked in front of my apartment the other day. Jeep GCs with custom work, lifted pickups, and Outbacks with racks that look like they actually get used all over the place.
Are the showrooms and service centers one and the same? I didn't have that impression and it seems like IL Rivian customers are screwed if service center is critical to delivery until the latest in dealership shenanigans is sorted out.
Especially in Chicago though. You see construction start and then stop for months sometimes before they finish it. Especially road work. Maybe they need to wait for stuff to settle sometimes after they tear up the roads though. Not sure.
Somebody at Slashgear thought we were supposed to be first apparently:
Wonder if the [email protected]#$ing dealerships ruined that plan. It's so lame Tesla got an exclusive exemption.
Yeah it makes no sense to spend money on wider brand awareness before their first factory can really start cranking 'em out in a year or two when word of mouth will do a ton of that for free while they're still getting up to speed. I'd say they've solved any money problems they might have had...
I'm puzzled by all the pessimism. They're going to have reached out to everybody by Thanksgiving? So now we know it takes about 4-6 weeks turnaround time to process and build out an order, assuming they plan on wrapping LE deliveries in December. So if nobody hears anything by mid-May, then yes...