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Rivian preorder deposit was 10x Tesla. The wait for first deliveries was also shorter I believe. I think the expectation is a little different with Tesla. Rivian attempted to raise prices before inflation truly set in and did it really badly. They are screwed. What do they do now?Not only would it look bad if Tesla were to raise prices (see the furor Rivian had)...
...It changes the perception of the trucks. Too many people think Teslas are super-expensive, even when compared to similarly capable vehicles, they are not. Even with the raised prices!
And that'll hurt them when they can and will want to lower prices to penetrate other markets.
Whatever pricing Tesla ends up with I am sure it will appear to be a value compared to Rivian and the others. Tesla has played it pretty smart so far by not talking about it. Just some hints about how hard they are working to contain cost.
It is funny how a few people with early reservation # say they just need to honor prices for the first xxxxx and screw the rest?? Somehow Tesla has to set the price and bench mark to something while the back of the backlog is filled. Setting a price for a 3 year period is tough and dangerous.
I want reveal pricing, $3000 stock prices, 4WS, an option to extend range on the CT2, I want to halt CO2 emission ASAP. I want a CT in the driveway now.
Telsa wants the same but there will be some compromise.