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It could take a while for Rivian to become profitable from selling vehicles. Tesla is a good example of this and considering other areas of the business, someone on Reddit suggested that selling the skateboard platform and tech is how they can turn a profit much sooner. How do you think Rivian will make its money?

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If their battery tech is good, not talking about Tesla/Lucid ranges but better than what the Germans are doing, then sure why not sell it to them and let them make vehicles out it.
 

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Everyone is coming out with their own variation, so there's no advantage to licensing Rivian's. The skateboard-style is the most obvious adaptable platform for any company that wants a versatile line of EVs and it's not conceptually patentable. Rivian is aiming for a small piece of a very large pie. Only Rivian knows if that's a profitable model. It hasn't yet been profitable for Tesla.

Everyone has considered their own skateboard at one time or another. Here's GM's fuel-cell based skateboard from 2002:

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