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Poking my head into the Rivian forums I was a little surprised at something.

The estimates they have over there suggest Rivian's sales numbers are in the low-mid 20k range. That's both the truck and the SUV together. That is consistent with what the CEO of Rivian said "We have 10s of thousands of pre-orders".

There are also hints that they are going to have most of those trucks delivered by Spring of next year.

Good chance if you put your hat in the Rivian ring, you'll be in a truck by summer.
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Poking my head into the Rivian forums I was a little surprised at something.

The estimates they have over there suggest Rivian's sales numbers are in the low-mid 20k range. That's both the truck and the SUV together. That is consistent with what the CEO of Rivian said "We have 10s of thousands of pre-orders".

There are also hints that they are going to have most of those trucks delivered by Spring of next year.

Good chance if you put your hat in the Rivian ring, you'll be in a truck by summer.

I think they have around 45K reservations but the sales may be around what you projected. They have service centers only in a few places and reservation holders already getting bent out of shape for possibility of being an early bird but getting their trucks late because they are not close to service center. You never know when you may need one (that 7000 Ib comes handy here):

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I think they have around 45K reservations but the sales may be around what you projected. They have service centers only in a few places and reservation holders already getting bent out of shape for possibility of being an early bird but getting their trucks late because they are not close to service center. You never know when you may need one:
After looking a little more, I think your numbers are probably closer.

I like the skin... not so much the parking job. Probably more accurate if he comes at it from the paved side. I guess Rivian drivers just can't resist the occasional off-road excursion?
 

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I think they have around 45K reservations but the sales may be around what you projected. They have service centers only in a few places and reservation holders already getting bent out of shape for possibility of being an early bird but getting their trucks late because they are not close to service center. You never know when you may need one (that 7000 Ib comes handy here):

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After looking a little more, I think your numbers are probably closer.

I like the skin... not so much the parking job. Probably more accurate if he comes at it from the paved side. I guess Rivian drivers just can't resist the occasional off-road excursion?
I hope it is not the code that has adventure built into it and it is really a driver error. Hopefully, CT will not resist the pavement as much.
 

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No clue but the relative damage should be comforting to Rivian reservation holders.
The wheel flare could not stand up to the bushes. Seen lying there ivy. I would like to know if repaired (and cost) or if the truck is totaled. With the gaps, I am wondering about the damage we cannot see.


Wait, where are all the news articles? RIVIAN lost control and crashed into at least two parked cars! Tesla must be at fault somehow
 

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The wheel flare could not stand up to the bushes. Seen lying there ivy. I would like to know if repaired (and cost) or if the truck is totaled. With the gaps, I am wondering about the damage we cannot see.


Wait, where are all the news articles? RIVIAN lost control and crashed into at least two parked cars! Tesla must be at fault somehow

Rivian is their own insurance so we will never know how much it costs to fix it. It won't be cheep for us.

The following is from Laurent in Rivian Forum:

Looks like the Rivian was going south on Myford Rd and missed the turn.

Location: Parking lot near Rivian Irvine

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Agree with assessment. I am still perplexed at the speed in the accident, why the truck was driving that fast and how/what cause the loss of control? Did he forget which side the brake was on?

Annoyed at the unknowns
 

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Agree with assessment. I am still perplexed at the speed in the accident, why the truck was driving that fast and how/what cause the loss of control? Did he forget which side the brake was on?

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You would be surprised what kinda damage an unexpected untimely booty call/text can cause.
 
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Rivian is their own insurance so we will never know how much it costs to fix it. It won't be cheep for us.

The following is from Laurent in Rivian Forum:

Looks like the Rivian was going south on Myford Rd and missed the turn.

Location: Parking lot near Rivian Irvine
If this was a Tesla, the headlines would all say "Tesla crashes into parked cars while on autopilot"...

Then 4 days later one out of the 20 sites that posted it would put a 1 liner "Driver was actually texting their spouse and not on autopilot"
 

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If this was a Tesla, the headlines would all say "Tesla crashes into parked cars while on autopilot"...

Then 4 days later one out of the 20 sites that posted it would put a 1 liner "Driver was actually texting their spouse and not on autopilot"
Which is why Rivian need more crashes. They are not getting nearly as much of a spotlight as Tesla does.
 
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Which is why Rivian need more crashes. They are not getting nearly as much of a spotlight as Tesla does.
Rivian hasn't really pushed their car as being autonomous so it's likely going to be ignored.

Maybe after they've shipped their first couple hundred thousand units.
 

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I doubt it was on auto-pilot (or whatever they call it ...) Someone out enjoying that torque and speed and not realizing 2 1/2 tons will obey the laws of physics. Even if it doesn't feel it won't right up until the point it does... I've over-cooked plenty of corners, thankfully not that bad and definitely pre internet/social media.

 
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I doubt it was on auto-pilot (or whatever they call it ...) Someone out enjoying that torque and speed and not realizing 2 1/2 tons will obey the laws of physics. Even if it doesn't feel it won't right up until the point it does... I've over-cooked plenty of corners, thankfully not that bad and definitely pre internet/social media.

Just imagine how crazy it’s going to be when the Cybertruck launches and people can go from zero to Holly duck my face just melted in 2.9 seconds.
 
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