That's interesting to hear. I think we all know that Rivian will have vehicles in the near future that will be below $50,000, and it would be nice if there was a very basic R1T that could cross that threshold to trigger more incentives. As Tesla has shown, the features that can make the car essentially cost more than that magical minimum can be added via future OTA updates. Maybe it rolls out of the factory with a Meridian 359⁰ radio that only gets A.M. until you (or, in this case, I) pay for the upgrade after my baby r1t is delivered (yes, lowercase "r1t" was intentional).Actually Tesla was able to get the Model 3 qualified out of the gate by announcing that they would have one for <$50K sometime in the future. If Rivian wants to officially announce that they will have a 2 motor R1T (as an example) with a small pack for <$50K base at some future time, we can likely get the $2,500 from Oregon.
In the meantime, I'll still offer myself up to receive my current LE R1T for under $50k if it would help free up those rebates and incentives for all. I'd even be willing to commit all financial benefits received to funding the adoption of a wayward Camp Kitchen and a second set of wheels & tires. Again, no need to thank me, it's just who I am.