Applies to autos in general and we can see it in the established mfgs like Ford, GM, VW able to pivot to EV's fairly easily with no mfg issues while the new to autos like Tesla, Rivian, Lucid in US go through more first time issues. I think Ford specifically hired Audis head of new plant mfg to head up the MachE build centered at the Mexico plant. The experience of both Ford and the Audi exec showed with a very smooth roll out.Manufacturing electric vehicles is “insanely difficult,”
With the first Model 3's it was the same as we see with Rivian now. Delivery dates changed, models would get to Service Center and be DOA for some unknown reason and another week or two for the car delivery. I was early depositor for Model 3 and could have had a 2018 but put it off until 2019 and I think it saved me a lot of headaches. Even then, the car went into the shop almost immediately for features not working. In Tesla's case, I think they knew the item had good chance of failure but they shipped and delivered in hopes your's was not "the one". The buyers are the real "guides".
I'll be keeping the Tesla for first 1,000 miles on the Rivian even in expected '24 delivery in case it has to go into the shop. As we also learned with Tesla, the parts to fix can be in short supply as well.