Relocating to Europe with my Rivian?

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Help! I'm relocating to Europe! Is there any way I'm going to be able to take my Rivian with me? Delivery scheduled for January!!!
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Help! I'm relocating to Europe! Is there any way I'm going to be able to take my Rivian with me? Delivery scheduled for January!!!
I think you can. But its going to cost you a lot for shipping and import tax. Where in europe also makes a case as it could be right side driving. Worst case, sell it after taking delivery and be the first to put ressrvation when they open EU market.
 

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If you actually have your Rivian before you move (very doubtful you actually have a Jan 2022 delivery), you could choose to ship it if local laws would allow it to be imported. However, you would have absolutely no maintenance support for at least several years. And a US market vehicle would probably have no access to any "connected vehicle" features that operate over cellular.

Not the answer you're going to want to hear but I would highly recommend deferring the purchase of a Rivian until they start selling them in Europe.
 

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Don't forget that the EU uses type 2 EVSE connectors, so you'll also need an adapter.
 

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If the vehicle is paid for, there should be nothing preventing you from taking it.
If there is a loan, insurance and other requirements may throw some roadblocks.
You may not be able to register and drive it without demonstrating it passes applicable European safety standards.
You need to be prepared to ship it back to the US to get any warranty issues taken care of (or possibly any crash damage as well).
 

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If you actually have your Rivian before you move (very doubtful you actually have a Jan 2022 delivery), you could choose to ship it if local laws would allow it to be imported. However, you would have absolutely no maintenance support for at least several years. And a US market vehicle would probably have no access to any "connected vehicle" features that operate over cellular.

Not the answer you're going to want to hear but I would highly recommend deferring the purchase of a Rivian until they start selling them in Europe.
The connection issue could be mitigated by running a local wifi hot spot and connecting the vehicle wifi to it. The internet connection is not dependent on the local 4G connection.
 

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I think you can. But its going to cost you a lot for shipping and import tax. Where in europe also makes a case as it could be right side driving. Worst case, sell it after taking delivery and be the first to put ressrvation when they open EU market.
Even roro is expensive now.
import tax should not be an issue as these sorts of things are considered personal effects.

the only place in Europe that drives on the left aint in Europe anymore.

if your employer is paying relocation costs, go for it. I wouldn’t want to drive a vehicle the size of a Rivian on most European roads. Not to mention parking.
 

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The connection issue could be mitigated by running a local wifi hot spot and connecting the vehicle wifi to it. The internet connection is not dependent on the local 4G connection.
Yes, connection can be established. Probably means maps can be accessed but doesn't mean Rivian will have charging station info populated in their Nav or support all Driver+ capabilities.

Most important though is the complete lack of service and parts for a new vehicle that barely has Rivian support much less the ability to be serviced by an independent provider. Does anyone really want to be waiting for weeks/months for parts to ship from the US?
 

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Not sure I would want to be driving a vehicle the size of a Rivian in Europe generally. I'll buy it off you!

Do you have a firm delivery date?
 

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Help! I'm relocating to Europe! Is there any way I'm going to be able to take my Rivian with me? Delivery scheduled for January!!!
The only certainty is that your expectation of delivery is January. That aside, I'm sure you'll be able to find someone there who will pay 100% markup to buy the Rivian. Our friends relocated to Europe (nearly 2 decades ago) and shipped 2 Jeeps over with them. They sold one almost immediately and the sale price covered the cost of both Jeeps.
 

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You will likely have very real problems with charging a US-market EV in Europe. The connectors for public chargers are different and the "portable charger" that comes with the car won't work on a European outlet. I think there are ways around this, but it's a major hassle.
 

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If you are hellbent on it, here's a charging adapter that will work with Level 2 home charging and Level 3 DCFC by adapting CCS1 to CCS2. The cable isn't cheap. : https://evchargeplus.com/shop/ccs-combo-1-to-ccs-combo-2-fast-charge-adapter/

That said, I had a friend relocate to Geneva from Seattle, and they basically brought their subaru forester completely over without any modifications (Complete with their Seahawks stickers).

I may want to relo to Zurich at some point since my company has a large presence in Zurich and they encourage internal transfers.
 

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Yes I know people who have had a vehicle shipped over. There is lots of hoops to go through. Highly likely with a nearly new truck you wouldn't get away with saying it is personal property so you'll have to potential deal with VAT (Tax). If you happen to be going in some consular/diplomatic fashion that could make things a lot easier. Good luck.
 
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