Here's to hoping the delay knocks off a couple impatient people in front of me and bumps me up I did have it wired in my head I'd be getting my LE before end of this year - so a little let down.
Based on that description, I suspect this spare is like the one for my Audi Q5. It's a full-width tire (or at least not a ridiculous donut tire), but the side walls are thinner, and it's stored under the floor deflated. The reason for this style spare is that the width of the tire isn't the limitation for the storage space, but the diameter is. It stores in a smaller footprint when laying flat. Mine is probably ~4" of diameter from sidewall and tread while stored.I don't know if it is your run of the mill donut though, it is described as "a compact spare that inflates to full size." Even so, at least it also includes the jack with toolkit, jacking puck and riser base. I think the $450 is certainly worth the peace of mind. Only one of my cars has a spare and that is an uncomfortable feeling; especially considering that highway potholes have claimed three of my tires recently.
This is a major delivery delay, without actually saying It, that is sort of hidden with everything else. Whereas they had communicated that LE Edition would be complete by 12/31/21 now it’s Spring. As you said that could mean up to 6/22 delivery. I think for some of us later Reservation holders (9/20) that might be an issue. Suddenly the Tesla X with a possible Fed Credit and 2/22 delivery doesn’t look so bad.Initial deliveries delayed one month. All LE deliveries pushed out to “spring 2022”.
Depending on how spring is defined (April? Before June 20?), the full LE roll out is delayed by 3-6 months. Why? (Supply constraints? Ramp up challenges?).
The update also doesn’t mention impact on first deliveries of R1S. I am sure it’ll be later than August but wonder if it’s more like November.
I think there is a reason they dropped this so close to a major holiday weekend.
Note under the proposed EV credit guidelines so far the X wouldn't get it, limits to $80K price.This is a major delivery delay, without actually saying It, that is sort of hidden with everything else. Whereas they had communicated that LE Edition would be complete by 12/31/21 now it’s Spring. As you said that could mean up to 6/22 delivery. I think for some of us later Reservation holders (9/20) that might be an issue. Suddenly the Tesla X with a possible Fed Credit and 2/22 delivery doesn’t look so bad.
And I expect to get my Hummer before an R1T (Max Pack, removable roof). Already ordered a Mach E so I can get it this year. Just have to keep my ICE tow vehicle longer.Adventures beginning soon by Rivian - Rivian Stories
- If you get an email from a guide it will be at the very last day of the month. Clearly they are behind schedule and are trying to milk the clock as much as possible.
- ONE FULL YEAR to deliver all Launch Editions! That is horrible news.
- All LE will receive contact from a guide by November. UGH!
- Drive Program...The first cities we’ll visit include Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Seattle. Screw the South, where people actually use trucks am I right?
- As a reservation holder of a R1S in GA I am screwed. Especially with a sub 5,000 #
- I still stand by my bet I get my CyberTruck before my R1S