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From Twitter. So far...So good, I guess? Fingers crossed.

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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.
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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.
Any thoughts?
When did you preorder?

We can only speculate at the moment, but the configurator might be providing production estimates.
 

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More like they want to avoid premature panic. They can't guarantee that statement at this point. In theory covid-19 should pass before impacting their schedule but the global human and financial toll of this virus are still unknown. At least at this point they aren't having to shut down existing production lines like Tesla.
 

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When did you preorder?

We can only speculate at the moment, but the configurator might be providing production estimates.
I ordered January 2020.
 

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I ordered January 2020.
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".

However long the list is, you will get bumped up - the question is "by how much".
 
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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.
 

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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.
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.

Only time will tell and hopefully some more information from Rivian (either in the form of the configuration email or test drives) will give us a better idea of what to expect from them.
 
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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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Here's the update

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