BMW M2 Competition, Ducati Multistrada V4S Sport/Full, (awaiting) Rivian R1T
IMO I hope Rivian drags it’s feet on starting the project. They are spread very thin and currently not showing any evidence of getting a handle on high volume production AND delivery.Good news for Rivian and Georgia - $5Bn new production plant, creating up to 10k new jobs!
UPDATE: Rivian confirms EV factory, thousands of jobs for Georgia
I am thinking that Rivian should be a little concerned with Ford’s capability to ramp to high volume at a much faster rate.Hey, I've had a Cybertruck on order for over two years, and there's no signs of them, the semi, or the roadster, et all. So the boss is hardly leading by example either! At least Rivian 'has' a truck, and has begun to deliver to more than just employees. The ramp-up will continue to be slower than we'd all like. But ultimately it has to be easier to deliver 50k R1T's than 1.25 million Cybertrucks? At least, that's what I keep telling myself! 😄
I agree the Lightning and R1T are very different. My point is that there is a group of pre order holders whose priority is that it is an EV truck and delivery date.Different buyers IMPO. Ford is aiming for commercial users, not that concerned with ultimate range, who want to tow and use the bed as a workshop and generator for all their power tools. Rivian is aiming for affluent outdoor adventurer types, eager to sling a waterproof rucksack and North Face Goretex jacket into the gear-tunnel, drive 150 miles, use the on-board air-compressor to impress their friends when airing down for the easy-as-pie rutted gravel road into the maintains, followed by a hike/bike ride/picnic and return on a single charge. Both great. Just different.