An email from Rivian's Customer Engagement Center to a potential customer in Europe has confirmed that sales in Europe are going to open "some time in early 2022".

Rivian's plans for Europe have been under speculation for the past few months when it was reported that they were looking for factory locations in the United Kingdom, Germany and Hungary along with job posting to hire a "Senior Analyst, EMEA Delivery & Field Planning" (EMEA = Europe, Middle East & Africa". There was also a rumour that there could be smaller Rivian models for European and Chinese markets.

With deliveries in the United States set to begin this July and Canadian deliveries in November, early 2022 would make sense for Rivian to open orders up to European customers.

In 2020, BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) sales more than doubled as European emissions standards increased and BEV sales could rise to between 21 and 23% of the European market by 2025.

There is a possibility we can see sales opening in Australia and New Zealand soon as prototypes have been spotted testing in Wanaka on New Zealand's South Island.