Would appreciate if Rivian can distribute more details on the plans for Rivian launch in Europe, specially when pre-orders for Europe will be available and when deliveries in Europe will start. My particular interest is in model R1S
Rivian barely shows up at auto shows in the US - two of the biggest, Detroit and Chicago, they were a no show. With Rivian producing their vehicles first to North America, if I had to guess they're probably attending even less (if any at all) auto shows outside of NA. Even if they are, you "might" have better luck asking them directly via their social media (ie, Twitter, Facebook, etc) and email them if you don't want to wait around for your next local auto show.
I'm not surprised by Rivian's response, but hey, at least you got one.
Since their primary focus at the moment is on their initial launch for North America orders in late 2020, my guess Rivian won't be announcing anything specific about accepting orders in other countries for quite a while, perhaps as far out until after the initial launch. But who knows, they may have this all time-lined out and we'll here something sooner than that ... but I won't hold your breath.
Yeah, we have asked them and get a standard corporate non-answer. We would love to see them turn up and show at FullyCharged Live, Farnborough in May. We have also emailed Senior Managers to no avail. May have to go to Chertsey and bang on doors! Come on Rivian, engage with Europe!