Rivian delayed deliveries: R1T in September & R1s in autumn

Rivian delayed deliveries: R1T in September & R1s in autumn-september

Rivian pave the launch of its R1T pick-up in June and the Rivian R1S E-SUV for August this year. But that’s nothing, the delivery of the first vehicles will be delayed, as Rivian announced. RJ Scaringe, CEO of the company, gave in a corresponding letter to the interested parties to understand that the RIVIAN R1T Elektro-Pickup is now expected in September, while the Rivian R1S Electro-SUV should follow shortly afterwards.

Two months shift does not seem to be the world, but can make a difference. In this respect, Tesla previously manages to bring his cybertruck to the street. Which is currently more likely to be unlikely. Scaringe admitted that his company is affected by the effects of pandemic / lockdowns and semiconductor scarcity, while at the same time, three completely new products launched (R1T, R1S and the commercial van for Amazon).

“There are many reasons why our production cabinet takes longer than expected. The cascade-like effects of the pandemic had a greater effect when anyone had expected. The pandemic has affected everything, from plant construction to the installation of the equipment up to the supply of vehicle components (especially semiconductors). Apart from these unforeseen challenges, the market launch of three new vehicles while setting up a production facility for multiple vehicles is a complex orchestra of coordinated and interconnected activities, where small problems can lead to delays in commissioning.”- RJ Scaringe, CEO of Rivian Motors

As is known, the company has a work in normal, Illinois (former Mitsubishi site), where the company has built two production lines – one for the R1T / R1S duo and one for the electric van. Stand Today hundreds of e-vehicles have already driven from the band. However, handle test vehicles, which are supposed to contribute their part on the way to serial maturity. Below we have inserted the translated text by Rivians CEO RJ Scaringe:

“I write this letter from our work in Normal, IL, where our teams work around the clock to raise the production of our R1T, R1S and the commercial transporter. It’s amazing to see how the work awakens through the work of so many passionate team members to life.

While I could experience how our team on more than 7.000 employees have grown, I also experienced how the enthusiasm of our supporters became even bigger. Whether you belonged to our first reservation holders or new in the community, we thank you for your trust and your enthusiasm for our products.

We know that you can not wait to set it behind the wheel of your vehicle. At the beginning of the summer we have announced that the deliveries would begin in July. However, the time for the first deliveries of the R1T has shifted to September, the R1S follows shortly thereafter in autumn. I wanted to be sure that you will learn this directly from me.

There are many reasons why our production cabinet takes longer than expected. The cascade-like effects of the pandemic had a greater effect when anyone had expected. The pandemic has affected everything, from plant construction via the installation of devices to supply with vehicle components (especially semiconductors). Apart from these unforeseen challenges, the market launch of three new vehicles while setting up a production facility for multiple vehicles is a complex orchestra of coordinated and interconnected activities, where small problems can lead to delays in commissioning.

Our plant in normal, IL, has two separate production lines that are currently producing vehicles, one for the R1 vehicles (first R1T and R1S) and one for our commercial vehicles. We have now built hundreds of vehicles as part of our validation process, many of which were spotted in the wild with unique vinyl folders. I have been asked why we do not deliver these vehicles or why we continue to test instead of delivering. We believe that it is crucial for both our long-term success as well as for your satisfaction that the quality and robustness of our introductory products really indicates the sound what you can expect from us as a brand.

I talked to a number of customers and knows that we have to make better work in the communication of delivery time. Our employees will continue to endeavor to plan deliveries, and they will be available throughout the process for all questions. We also prepare for a multi-city and multi-format delivery program, which should start in September. You will see that in your communities Rivian charging stations and service centers are being built; And when we move to the end of the year, you will also start to see events, programs and rooms where we can bring together our Rivian community.

Last but not least, I spent a lot of time in the R1T and R1s, in just pretty much imaginable environment, and I’m looking forward to experiencing the combination of sophistication, skills and performance – waiting is worthwhile!

You will hear more of us in the coming weeks, with additional updates and progress.

Thanks again for your support and that you have embedded us on this adventure.”

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1 thought on “Rivian delayed deliveries: R1T in September & R1s in autumn”

  1. Tesla is not weeks and not months removed from the production of cybertruck, but deliberately consider how to get out of the number.

    But not because of the Rivian. That’s funny, fairly priced and the tank turn is sexy. He will come and find his audience. But the big threat of Tesla is the F-150, the extremely cleverly the concept of independent energy supply for job and house promotes and priced very aggressively goes to the market. Thus, Tesla did not expect Ford Ernst.

    And you have the customers and will migrate them. Why should a current F-150 customer change to something other than the F-150 Electric?

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