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I’m worried about the following statement from Rivian regarding my delivery “based on your original preorder date (Nov 26, 2018), delivery location (Florida) and configuration (RT1 Max Pack)”, I understand the the original preorder date and configuration has an effect but not sure about delivery location, Has anyone got an idea. I did ask Rivian in an email and got the following “The way that location plays a part is simply the timing of logistics” ???
 

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I’m worried about the following statement from Rivian regarding my delivery “based on your original preorder date (Nov 26, 2018), delivery location (Florida) and configuration (RT1 Max Pack)”, I understand the the original preorder date and configuration has an effect but not sure about delivery location, Has anyone got an idea. I did ask Rivian in an email and got the following “The way that location plays a part is simply the timing of logistics” ???
I think what they mean is that where you live affects delivery times. I don't think location affects your spot in line or anything like that.
 

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If I had to guess, I think it has to do with how they can best distribute in a short amount of time. For example, RJ has talked about how the state of Colorado had a very large number of pre-orders. Enough that they lobbied for EV-specific sales legislation in Colorado. So, I expect that if you have a pre-order in Colorado you might gets yours sooner since they can load a whole bunch on the delivery trucks at the same time and fulfill all of those orders together in a short amount of time versus sending a one-off delivery into the middle of North Dakota (for example).
 

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They've always said location would impact things. They aren't going to ship a single pickup somewhere - they are going to ship a truckload of vehicles. So if they need to push your order back or pull others forward in line to build a complete truckload of vehicles, they are going to do that. They won't build a truck of Seattle late 2019 orders before they build the truck of Tampa late 2018 orders, but they will absolutely shift things around in between to optimize shipments.

The queue isn't some single file line that gets built exactly in order. They will build batches and take the highest priority customers that match what's going into the batch.
 

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They've always said location would impact things. They aren't going to ship a single pickup somewhere - they are going to ship a truckload of vehicles. So if they need to push your order back or pull others forward in line to build a complete truckload of vehicles, they are going to do that. They won't build a truck of Seattle late 2019 orders before they build the truck of Tampa late 2018 orders, but they will absolutely shift things around in between to optimize shipments.

The queue isn't some single file line that gets built exactly in order. They will build batches and take the highest priority customers that match what's going into the batch.
Exactly.
Its a business at the end of the day with massive overhead. Managing that correctly is critical especially while being new. As long as build quality, service and the whole experience is what it should when we have our cars, then the wait will be worth it!
 

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If I had to guess, I think it has to do with how they can best distribute in a short amount of time. For example, RJ has talked about how the state of Colorado had a very large number of pre-orders. Enough that they lobbied for EV-specific sales legislation in Colorado. So, I expect that if you have a pre-order in Colorado you might gets yours sooner since they can load a whole bunch on the delivery trucks at the same time and fulfill all of those orders together in a short amount of time versus sending a one-off delivery into the middle of North Dakota (for example).
I agree, but also believe it has to do with service availability/deployment. I personally would be willing to make a road trip to Nornal IL to pick up my R1S...however I’m pretty sure they don’t want me to drive it home and then not be able to service it. Also sure they don’t want to pay a repair technician to just sit in my home state and just twitle their thumbs. That sucks, because looking at the pre order survey...only one more person from Minnesota ordered 😢. Wonder if I could become a part time repair tech for them and then they only have to spend repair dollars as needed?🤔
 

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I agree, but also believe it has to do with service availability/deployment. I personally would be willing to make a road trip to Nornal IL to pick up my R1S...however I’m pretty sure they don’t want me to drive it home and then not be able to service it. Also sure they don’t want to pay a repair technician to just sit in my home state and just twitle their thumbs. That sucks, because looking at the pre order survey...only one more person from Minnesota ordered 😢. Wonder if I could become a part time repair tech for them and then they only have to spend repair dollars as needed?🤔
As I am another FL buyer, who plans to be in Indiana next summer, there better be some "customer service" built into the delivery. Do not know what "batch" our SUV will be in, but would expect to meet up with it in the special "service center" being set up near the plant in Normal. Can not believe they will not agree to NOT ship it 1000 miles!
 

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Hi, someone mentioned a pre order survey, however it would be interesting if Rivian posted the orders they have received from each state, but I know they probably won’t, I can’t understand the secrecy 🙄
 

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I agree, but also believe it has to do with service availability/deployment. I personally would be willing to make a road trip to Nornal IL to pick up my R1S...however I’m pretty sure they don’t want me to drive it home and then not be able to service it. Also sure they don’t want to pay a repair technician to just sit in my home state and just twitle their thumbs. That sucks, because looking at the pre order survey...only one more person from Minnesota ordered 😢. Wonder if I could become a part time repair tech for them and then they only have to spend repair dollars as needed?🤔
 

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Paulrenec and MilesK,

In a conversation with the Engagement Center on November 16th, they indicated the possibility of allowing us to tour the factory and take delivery of Launch Editions in June, although COVID-19 may keep that from happening. Fingers crossed!
 

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I think what they mean is that where you live affects delivery times. I don't think location affects your spot in line or anything like that.
MilesK, I think you're right in that where you live likely has nothing to do with your spot in line. I'm assuming that affects only the logistics and timing of your delivery. If anyone has information regarding the physical location of all pre-orders, it would be great to see, even if it just identifies the state. As was mentioned in this strand, I think many people would opt for travelling a short distance to pick up their vehicle from a fairly central location within their state. It would seem like this would allow Rivian to deliver many vehicles at a lower per vehicle price, if enough people were willing to take part in such a program. It would allow full truckloads to travel to one location and would also allow new Adventurers to meet up and get to know one another.
 

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Paulrenec and MilesK,

In a conversation with the Engagement Center on November 16th, they indicated the possibility of allowing us to tour the factory and take delivery of Launch Editions in June, although COVID-19 may keep that from happening. Fingers crossed!
I would love the option to pickup at the factory and do my own version of "A Long Way Up" but call it a "Long Way Home" Do a cross country road trip from Normal IL to Phoenix AZ.
 

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I would love the option to pickup at the factory and do my own version of "A Long Way Up" but call it a "Long Way Home" Do a cross country road trip from Normal IL to Phoenix AZ.
I like your "Long Way Home" theme. I feel the same way. Getting to visit the team and the plant before heading home seems like a great way to start the adventure. Fortunately, it looks like you have a robust charging network from Normal to Phoenix. To return from Normal to Portland (that just sounds weird after all that's happened this year), I'll have to detour South through Denver, rather than staying on I-80, as there is little to no charging available In Wyoming, let alone in the Dakotas and all but Western Montana. As those areas are ripe for adventure, I sure hope Rivian will be putting in many stations around all of the National Parks and recreation areas in those states, along with the Sawtooths and Sun Valley region.

I visited with a representative from ElectrifyAmerica today while signing up for their service. After I mentioned the lack of charging stations in those states, they said their end goal is to have chargers no farther apart than 70 miles as you cross the country, although I suspect that means predominantly along the Interstates. Until a greater number of EV's are out there with the corresponding demand for power, I suspect it's going to take some time before we see any massive investment by them for more stations off the major highways. While signing up with, and downloading the apps for EA, ChargePoint, Blink, EVgo, and Plugshare, you can find options to get about anywhere, but it won't be easy to traverse some of these territories until we have more fast-charging options peppered across them.
 

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Rivian Forum - i am an ex senior exec from Rivian and hence obviously little biased. However i will post some information that will show actually how behind Rivian is in its launch plans. Below is the current ramp up plans . As one can see clearly the most R1T next year are ~7,000 of which the 1st 500 or so are "Non sale-bale"


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Rivian Forum - i am an ex senior exec from Rivian and hence obviously little biased. However i will post some information that will show actually how behind Rivian is in its launch plans. Below is the current ramp up plans . As one can see clearly the most R1T next year are ~7,000 of which the 1st 500 or so are "Non sale-bale"


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Hope you didn't leave Rivian for Nikola Motors to work on the Badger!
 

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Rivian Forum - i am an ex senior exec from Rivian and hence obviously little biased. However i will post some information that will show actually how behind Rivian is in its launch plans. Below is the current ramp up plans . As one can see clearly the most R1T next year are ~7,000 of which the 1st 500 or so are "Non sale-bale"


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Don’t mean to sound like a skeptic, but did you mean to misspell your own name?
 
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