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Yah , those panel misalignments are not acceptable. Hopefully they fix those in the quality control phase?
Wasn't that supposedly what they were doing the last few months?

Just to clarify: I think it's fantastic they think they're starting deliveries. I want my Rivian! But the constant reminder of "over-deliver" only works if you actually OVER deliver.

I genuinely hope the in-person product blows my socks off. I do worry my expectations are too high for a startup, however.

Please prove me wrong, RJ!
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Wasn't that supposedly what they were doing the last few months?

Just to clarify: I think it's fantastic they think they're starting deliveries. I want my Rivian! But the constant reminder of "over-deliver" only works if you actually OVER deliver.

I genuinely hope the in-person product blows my socks off. I do worry my expectations are too high for a startup, however.

Please prove me wrong, RJ!
Presuming it’s not the camera angle etc, no way it will get to the customer like that. It’s not a Ford or a Tesla.

Quality is the most important thing on a new product and everybody knows it.
Deming’s ghost would haunt them forever…

Given the calibre of MFG people Rivian has, I have very high expectations.

Had this on the wall in the metrology lab at an old job
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Pretty sure that will get fixed. After all there are pictures of pre-production R1Ts in CO right now and their panel gaps look just fine.
 

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Bloomberg said:
the company had already committed delivering 100 customer vehicles in September. The hitch is that it cannot yet legally initiate actual deliveries. On Aug. 30, Bloomberg reported that the company had yet to get the regulatory green light to ship its wares.
May be sloppy reporting based on the prior report, as they didn't get comment from Rivian to that effect. In fact, Rivian did not comment further, per the article.
 

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Bloomberg seems to be using themselves as a source: references an Aug 30th article that claimed Rivian had been producing saleable trucks for 2 weeks:
As for the hardware, Rivian started building saleable trucks two weeks ago and is confident it will get the regulatory green light to ship them soon. The goal at the moment, according to people familiar with the matter: 100 deliveries in the month of September.​
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/news...llion-worth-reflects-confidence-not-cash-flow

I give this medium to low credibility "people familiar with the matter" is a pretty low bar. About half the people on this forum would lay claim to that designation (with deliveries starting from this week to 2 years from never)
 

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The under-nose masks… Ugh.
I found this part interesting too: "it cannot yet legally initiate actual deliveries"
Is there some other regulatory piece that they're still waiting for?
Wonder if the delay in regulatory approval has anything do with the fact that Rivian is not a union shop?
An additional $4500 tax credit for union made electric vehicles has been proposed. Don't know. Curious. 🤷‍♂️
 

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Wonder if the delay in regulatory approval has anything do with the fact that Rivian is not a union shop?
An additional $4500 tax credit for union made electric vehicles has been proposed. Don't know. Curious. 🤷‍♂️
Since vehicle deliveries will begin in the next two weeks while proposed changes to tax credit won't be law and Rivian won't be a union facility in that time frame, I am going to go with a definite no.
 

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Bloomberg seems to be using themselves as a source: references an Aug 30th article that claimed Rivian had been producing saleable trucks for 2 weeks:
As for the hardware, Rivian started building saleable trucks two weeks ago and is confident it will get the regulatory green light to ship them soon. The goal at the moment, according to people familiar with the matter: 100 deliveries in the month of September.​
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/news...llion-worth-reflects-confidence-not-cash-flow

I give this medium to low credibility "people familiar with the matter" is a pretty low bar. About half the people on this forum would lay claim to that designation (with deliveries starting from this week to 2 years from never)
“People familiar with the matter” in reporting usually means “our source at(company) isn’t authorized to talk about it”.
 

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“People familiar with the matter” in reporting usually means “our source at(company) isn’t authorized to talk about it”.
Most likely you're correct. Could also be anyone who has seen the confidential S-1 filing/road show, as delivery ramp up details are very likely to be included in those materials.
 
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