Electric transport startup Rivian is deferring deliveries of its 400-mile R1T pickup truck to 2023. In an email to clients acquired, CEO RJ Scaringe said the organization is focusing on the production of R1T vehicles equipped with its 314-mile “Large pack” battery. When those orders are satisfied, it will then, at that point, direct its concentration toward the more affordable “Explorer Package” trim and “Max pack” battery.
Rivian has affirmed that purchasers of its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S SUV must delay until 2023 if they want the greatest battery pack option.
As we announced earlier this month, Rivian has released its first earnings results since going public and it’s giving us greater perceivability in the organization’s operations – the organization affirmed that it delivered its first 652 vehicles as of December 15. It additionally affirmed that as expected, it is running into some production gives that will bring about lower deliveries than what it initially directed.
Thus, Rivian must focus on models as it manages the 71,000 pre-orders for the R1T and R1S in North America.
In a new letter shipped off clients today, CEO RJ Scaringe essentially reiterated things stated in the earnings report earlier this month, however, he additionally declared that Rivian is postponing its greater battery pack option the whole way to 2023.
“In setting our delivery timing, we optimized our build sequence around the build combination that would support us ramping as quickly as possible and therefore have the largest possible positive climate impact,” RJ Scaringe writes in the email.
In a similar message, Scaringe notes Max battery variants represent around 20% of the 71,000 R1T and R1S preorders the automaker has gotten as of December 15th of this current year. That recommends the postponement includes around 14,200 vehicles. Rivian is permitting individuals to change their orders to get their R1T prior. It likewise vowed to share more data on delivery timings in mid-2022.
Rivian has postponed deliveries of the R1T a few times over the last few years. The truck was initially planned to debut in 2020, however, the organization, at last, pushed that date back to September 2021. The pandemic and chip shortages have influenced that, however, Rivian likewise has very little manufacturing capacity at the moment. It intends to break ground on a new factory in Georgia the following summer. Nonetheless, that will not be finished until at some point in 2024. Meanwhile, the organization likewise has a 100,000 vehicle order it needs to satisfy for minority owner Amazon.
Rivian is at present delivering the R1T electric pickup truck with its “Large” battery pack, which gets 314 miles of range depending on the EPA cycle.
The greater “Max” pack is relied upon to get 400 miles of range on a single charge, yet we won’t realize that without a doubt until it enters production and presently it seems like this will not occur until the next year.
The organization is sharing the data to allow purchasers to change their configurations to get a delivery sooner.
Discussing deliveries, Scaringe says that clients will get updated delivery timelines in “early 2022″ when the organization ought to have more data to get more exact delivery windows dependent on the configurations.