Curious to learn how long it will take to supply the reservation list as it stands today. I'm up on an Acura lease in October and deciding if I need to get another two years for my Rivian R1S delivery in 2022.From Twitter. So far...So good, I guess? Fingers crossed.
When did you preorder?Curious to learn how long it will take to supply the reservation list as it stands today. I'm up on an Acura lease in October and deciding if I need to get another two years for my Rivian R1S delivery in 2022.
One of the key stats will be conversion - how many pre-orders convert to purchase? When they get to people above you on the list, how many say "Um, I changed my mind".I ordered January 2020.
I agree! As someone else posted earlier, it's just not the impact of the virus and social distancing, but also the financial impact that many people are going through right now. Companies that were giving $100k bonuses to employees a month ago are now shedding their workforce by 50% in some cases. Even those that have planned for a rainy day may not be overly excited about dropping 20k-100k on a new vehicle right away until things start to show a positive rebound.I don’t think we will see Rivian’s until 2021. Just a gut feeling. Plus test drives will probably not happen for a while. I am usually optimistic but this covid-19 is serious stuff.
That is good news, but I still think the general public is going to be a little gun-shy to spend $100k on something right now.A bit ago I was watching the YouTube video with Mark Vinnels, Rivian’s exec dir for engineering, speaking with Jonny Smith for Fully Charged.com at the LA auto show. Mark mentions that 90% of the parts for Rivians are made in America. Good news for the supply chain and production.