Launch of electric transport Rivian delays deliveries of its R1T truck from 400 miles until 2023. In an e-mail to customers he received , CEO RJ Scaringe said the company gives priority to producing R1T vehicles equipped with its own “Large pack” of batteries. Once these orders are fulfilled, they will turn their attention to the more affordable “Explorer Package” equipment and the “Max pack” battery.
“When setting our delivery time, we optimized our production sequence around a combination of design that would support us in the fastest possible development and therefore have the greatest possible positive impact on the climate,” RJ Scaringe wrote in an email. We contacted Rivian for more information.
In the same message, Scaringe notes that Max battery variants make up approximately 20 percent of the 71,000 R1T and R1S pre-orders provided by the carmaker since December 15 this year. This suggests that the delay includes about 14,200 vehicles. Rivian allows people to change their orders if they want to get their R1T earlier. He also promised to share more information on delivery deadlines in early 2022.
Rivian has delayed R1T deliveries several times over the past few years. The truck was originally supposed to be introduced in 2020, but the company eventually moved that date to . Pandemic and have played a role in this, but Rivian also does not currently have much production capacity. He plans to open a new factory in . However, this will not be completed until around 2024. Meanwhile, the company also has order to be fulfilled minority owner Amazon.
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