CommodoreAmiga

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2020
Messages
935
Reaction score
1,398
Location
USA
Vehicles
N/A
I would hope that a rivian certified shop would have a welder that is good with aluminum.
It'll be interesting to see what the Rivian repair network looks like.

In my (admittedly small) experience with car body repairs, there are a whole lot of "meh" shops out there, and only a few great ones.





Advertisement

 

DuckTruck

Well-Known Member
First Name
Duck
Joined
Dec 23, 2020
Messages
873
Reaction score
1,574
Location
PNW
First Name
Duck
Vehicles
Corvair, BMW325, Acura Legend, XC60, '16 Caddy ELR
I see mine too!!! :clap: It's the first one on the left in the top row!!
I love that all of the racks are actually labeled "R1T Bodyside LH".

I guess that keeps someone from mistaking it as a right-hand panel for an R1S.

20210515_160013.jpg
 

Canthoney

Well-Known Member
First Name
Andrew
Joined
Apr 1, 2020
Messages
260
Reaction score
458
Location
Kansas City
First Name
Andrew
Vehicles
2018 Honda Accord, 2021 Toyota Sienna
Do you think they used Amazon to deliver those body panels? 🤔
 

Rivian-WI

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2021
Messages
139
Reaction score
157
Location
WI
Vehicles
Volvo XC60
I think they're made in the Normal IL factory, so they don't require shipping.
But they could have used a van to move a set of them from the fab area to the storage area on the other side of the factory.
Highly inefficient, but don't they need to test those vans somehow?
 

CommodoreAmiga

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2020
Messages
935
Reaction score
1,398
Location
USA
Vehicles
N/A
But they could have used a van to move a set of them from the fab area to the storage area on the other side of the factory.
Highly inefficient, but don't they need to test those vans somehow?
Amazon has several vans actually delivering customer packages in a handful of cities. They're getting tested in the real world doing what they vans were actually built to do.

The side panels are on special palletized carriers and are probably moved around by crane and forklift. Would be incredibly inefficient to use a Van to move them around -- inefficient both for factory logistics and for testing the Vans.
 

kanundrum

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 2, 2020
Messages
1,011
Reaction score
2,660
Location
Washington, DC
Vehicles
Sketch At most
Occupation
IT
Rivian informed Teslarati that the R1T assembly lines are ready for production. Now, the company is finishing up with employee training builds. Rivian also stated that customer deliveries would begin by this summer.


“The lines are in; we’re completing employee training builds. We begin customer deliveries this summer,” Rivian stated in an email.
 

Eager2own

Well-Known Member
First Name
Dan
Joined
Nov 16, 2020
Messages
181
Reaction score
780
Location
Texas
First Name
Dan
Vehicles
Porsche Panamera S e-Hybrid
Rivian informed Teslarati that the R1T assembly lines are ready for production. Now, the company is finishing up with employee training builds. Rivian also stated that customer deliveries would begin by this summer.


“The lines are in; we’re completing employee training builds. We begin customer deliveries this summer,” Rivian stated in an email.
I’ve been trying not to read too much into the lack of comms like others have and remain hopeful we’re a month from initial deliveries.
However, “begin by this summer” does sound like a delay of a couple of months. Otherwise, why not say “begin next month”?
 

SANZC02

Well-Known Member
First Name
Bob
Joined
Feb 11, 2021
Messages
444
Reaction score
827
Location
California
First Name
Bob
Vehicles
Tesla Model S, Jeep Grand Cherokee; (LE - R1S)
Occupation
IT
I’ve been trying not to read too much into the lack of comms like others have and remain hopeful we’re a month from initial deliveries.
However, “begin by this summer” does sound like a delay of a couple of months. Otherwise, why not say “begin next month”?
I guess the question is when was the email. We are assuming it was part of the picture tweeted by RJ but could have been a few months ago.

Edit:

Reading this from the article makes me question all of it

Previously, Rivian informed Teslarati that it has already started contacting reservation holders with updates about their delivery time. “Our focus is on providing a seamless ownership experience, from purchase to delivery and beyond,” said a Rivian comms person.

We know with a fairly certain confidence from these forums no one has been contacted yet and most of the other quotes seem to be from the notification emails we all have received.
 
Last edited:

timf

Well-Known Member
First Name
Tim
Joined
May 3, 2019
Messages
205
Reaction score
302
Location
Plymouth, MI
First Name
Tim
Vehicles
Tesla Model X
The general implication is deliveries won't start until at least June 21, which would constitute summer. This should come as a surprise to no one, since all the evidence has pointed to early June deliveries being unlikely. Furthermore, it seems likely that any June deliveries will be to key personnel like RJ or other executives who do not require the full customer experience to be in place to order and take delivery.
 

Advertisement





 


Advertisement
Top