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- May 18, 2020
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They still have a long way to go to be out of the woods. No charging network or widely available service centers yet. Amazon pushing for vans may reduce their resources available for trucks so they may even have trouble delivering that 48K. September is over and they are still buying time to deliver to real people. They are not through production hell yet and it will be years to reach Tesla level maturity but I cross my fingers they do. We need more American companies capable of producing good EVs to succeed.48k reservations vs Fords 150k plus and over a million Cyber truck. I would be concerned with buying into Rivian's IPO. To me Rivian will be the Tundra of the electric truck world.
Sure is frustrating because volume production in 2023 does not mean you and I will get our CTs. Depending on our spot on the waiting list, and where we live, it could be 2024 before we get ours. 2024! I guess I will drive a Rivian while I wait....This sucks. Wonder how many people will jump to F 150 Lightning due to the wait. I'm sure several.
I rode in a Ford Lightning last week at a Ford Ride event. Lower performance? The acceleration was crazy fast. You do not need to go faster than 4 seconds 0-60 in a full size pickup. Combing over the Lightnings they had there for us to check out Ford they did a nice job designing that truck. Great frunk, tons of electric outlets, a really nice, usable truck bed. They will sell everyone they make...especially to buyers that want a full sized pickup that looks like a "normal" pickup.if they want lower performance they will.
When Tesla went public everyone was like “WTF Not enough room for another auto maker in the US, been 100 years since someone figured out how to do it!”48k reservations vs Fords 150k plus and over a million Cyber truck. I would be concerned with buying into Rivian's IPO. To me Rivian will be the Tundra of the electric truck world.
Rivian is having trouble getting them out the door, yes, but they've made more than twenty trucks.Rivian has produced ~20 trucks total. If they were as good at manufacturing as they are at PR, they would have 20k out the door already.
Rivians, Rivians, hmm … nope no Rivians, Bezos wants his vans first. How’s that again? Lucid, nope no Lucids, I heard Mrs Rawlinson called him inside when the street lights came on. ? Face it, we’re all in this together.at
lol not with Fords production rate. by 2023 there will still be more Rivians out there than F150.
Honestly this just emphasizes how weird their strategy is.Rivian is having trouble getting them out the door, yes, but they've made more than twenty trucks.
I'll not be selling my bitcoin, EVER. Selling is a taxable event. I might take a loan against it. Loans are not taxable.My Bitcoin will buy it by then. So no worries from me. I’ll keep driving my Dodge 3/4 ton diesel till then.
Sandy Munro said in one of his videos that Elon failed to hire the right people(experienced in production) in manufacturing and could have avoided some of those problems Tesla had scaling up.I think they are ignoring not just Musk‘s word, but the fairly public struggles Tesla went through scaling up.
Oddly, Musk suggested manufacturing is one of Teslas strengths now. Baptism by fire? I certainly thing some of the things they have done to simplify manufacturing have been inspired since the Model 3.Sandy Munro said in one of his videos that Elon failed to hire the right people(experienced in production) in manufacturing and could have avoided some of those problems Tesla had scaling up.
Not sure if Rivian has hired the experienced people needed in production.