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I think it's definitely a reasonable assumption. Furthermore, I could see there being "Rivian Certified" Ford dealerships that would provide Maintenance and Repair services. Ford and Lincoln already plan to use the Rivian Skateboard to develop their own vehicles. It only makes sense for Rivian to capitalize off the Ford dealership infrastructure and service expertise.
 

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I might be the only one, but I've never heard of Cox Enterprises before. Why is there investment in Rivian noteworthy? BTW, as a current Volt owner everyone should be mindful that making sure the people authorized to work on electric vehicles actually have properly skilled and trained technicians to do so. Theres a lot of mechanics out there who have limited experience with electric drivetrains and/or don't care to know b/c they prefer internal combustion engines.
 

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I've had my Volt for about 5 years. Lived in metro Houston and now metro Kansas City. Can only take my Volt to a limited number of "Voltec" certified dealers. Which often translates to a multi-day backlog at these certified dealerships b/c they only have one or two mechanics at best who are actually trained to work on them. With said, its been a rare occurrence that the car required serviceing b/c the car is built really well. I'll add that part of my concern about making sure the right people are working on these cars is that they're still some what of a novelty at the "Big Three" dealerships. On multiple occasions I've heard mechanics and Salesmen talk crap about the Volt in my presence. They don't understand it and don't care too. And they can't say it's not a reliable vehicle b/c the facts say the opposite.
 

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MilesK, that's a good question that I feel Rivian should`ve been forthcoming about by now. Aside from personal deliveries which could logistically and cost challenging, I have this feeling that select Ford dealerships are going to serve as delivery centers. I would expand upon this idea that Rivian might think to include a special Rivian Customer experience center within these selected Forder Dealerships that will allow "Owners" to view the vehicle in person and actually see Exterior Color and Trim packages in person. As we all know, viewing the color of a car in person vs. through digital or print media can make a huge difference in the ultimate preference of a person. Compared to Tesla, I think Rivian has dropped the ball by not opening any "Customer Experience" centers to introduce the brand to more people and allow future owners to see this product up close and personal.
 
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