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You have used the population of Normal point a couple times now. Definitely false logic. I feel petty confident they will have employees from Bloomington, Peoria, Champaign etc...There will almost certainly be a challenge getting to full staff, as it is every where right now, but they are not in any way limited to the population of a single town in Illinois.
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RJ himself said they had shortages of components in July 2021
Yes he did, but that no way implies that they will be building 1 vehicle a day for the next year as you are trolling. Do you work at it to predict doom and gloom, or does it come naturally to you?
 

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Android also keeps mentioning the Amazon order without all of the context of delivery timing for that order. 10k vans have to be delivered by the end of 2022. 100k by the end of 2030--see below. The van production gets a lot of attention, but Rivian's plans have them building a LOT more Rx vehicles than vans over the next year and over the long haul.


NOTE: There's actually a bit of a discrepancy here in that most reports about the deal say 2030, but Bezos has commented on having 100k electric vans on the road by the end of 2024 without specifically saying Rivian vans. Maybe they expect to purchase electric vans from others as well?
 

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NOTE: There's actually a bit of a discrepancy here in that most reports about the deal say 2030, but Bezos has commented on having 100k electric vans on the road by the end of 2024 without specifically saying Rivian vans. Maybe they expect to purchase electric vans from others as well?
It's not a significant number (1800 according to article). But Amazon also ordered electric vans from Mercedes-Benz for UK and EU: https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/2...ercedes-electric-delivery-vans-for-eu-and-uk/
 
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Talked to Rivian Customer service today (Sept 30, 2021) and they said the had already delivered R1Ts to real customers. Strange there has been no news coverage or press release of such an event. If they have delivered to a real customer they have missed a huge opportunity to show off the the world.
 

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Talked to Rivian Customer service today (Sept 30, 2021) and they said the had already delivered R1Ts to real customers. Strange there has been no news coverage or press release of such an event. If they have delivered to a real customer they have missed a huge opportunity to show off the the world.
It depends what they mean by real customer. An employee getting the truck and paying for it is a real customer. I'd be more interested in knowing if anyone not-affiliated with Rivian at all has gotten a truck.
 

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Talked to Rivian Customer service today (Sept 30, 2021) and they said the had already delivered R1Ts to real customers. Strange there has been no news coverage or press release of such an event. If they have delivered to a real customer they have missed a huge opportunity to show off the the world.
Someone on reddit made an interesting point. They had bought an FUV and it took several deliveries before anyone shared it. A lot of people won't want to post about it online. With the Rivian, I could totally see a bunch of people not wanting the attention.
 

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Someone on reddit made an interesting point. They had bought an FUV and it took several deliveries before anyone shared it. A lot of people won't want to post about it online. With the Rivian, I could totally see a bunch of people not wanting the attention.
Yes, although I'd expect someone to observe a R1T in the wild without manufacturer plates sooner or later. People spotted the semi going to Colorado for the press event, after all! If there are more than 1-2 dozen non-employee deliveries, I would be surprised if we remain unaware for long.
 

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Yes, although I'd expect someone to observe a R1T in the wild without manufacturer plates sooner or later. People spotted the semi going to Colorado for the press event, after all! If there are more than 1-2 dozen non-employee deliveries, I would be surprised if we remain unaware for long.
It doesn't actually need to have a manufacturer plate if it's a saleable vehicle. I live in GM territory and I see a lot of unreleased new vehicles with standard plates on them. "M" plates are only needed when it doesn't have a real VIN.
 

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Talked to Rivian Customer service today (Sept 30, 2021) and they said the had already delivered R1Ts to real customers. Strange there has been no news coverage or press release of such an event. If they have delivered to a real customer they have missed a huge opportunity to show off the the world.
Are there news cameras everytime someone buys a new vehicle. Folks, not everyone who has purchased a Rivian is on this forum and may not want the media exposure. Ever thought about that???? I dont know if you have noticed, but DAMN NEAR every media outlet that matters wrote reviews about the R1T - WHAT ELSE DO WE NEED TO KNOW!!! MY GOD!!! As Aaron Rodgers would say - RELAX!!!
 

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.....WHAT ELSE DO WE NEED TO KNOW!!!....
I have to admit that I didn't watch all the reviews, so these three questions could have been answered:

1.) What is the cost of Membership and what all is included with the Trial Membership, that will be removed if you don't continue to subscribe......beside off-road assistance, battery charge, etc.

2.) This one may not matter any longer, as I've received instructions on how to make Adaptive Cruise Control possibly work the way I want...... Normal Cruise Control.

3.) Does Rivian have a "Speed Limit Sign Recognition" feature? If not, are there plans to add it to the Driver +, in the future? Will it be added as a standard feature, or only if you have a Membership?
 

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Are there news cameras everytime someone buys a new vehicle. Folks, not everyone who has purchased a Rivian is on this forum and may not want the media exposure. Ever thought about that???? I dont know if you have noticed, but DAMN NEAR every media outlet that matters wrote reviews about the R1T - WHAT ELSE DO WE NEED TO KNOW!!! MY GOD!!! As Aaron Rodgers would say - RELAX!!!
Your post… does not have allll of the hallmarks of a relaxed attitude ;)

Also, people want to know if deliveries have started in earnest, to non-employees. Did they deliver a half dozen and hit pause, or are deliveries ongoing even at a slow pace?

And I’m damn sick of the “not everyone’s on the forums” point. We all know that. But it’s hard to imagine that more than 10-20 members of the general public got production R1Ts without us finding out. We’ve known about almost everything so far. It’s a bad sign that we have no confirmation yet, particularly when our members with early guide contacts still have no firm schedules for their deliveries.
 
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