Mid 2021 for R1T and R1S vehicles confirmed

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From a Rivian email and twitter: R1T deliveries will begin June 2021. R1S deliveries will begin August 2021.

BTW, it is pretty obvious that this site isn't getting any viewership. Should I just shut it down? There are other Rivian sites that have active communities.
 

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I check with you occasionally. I don't know of any other Rivian site.
 

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I check with you occasionally. I don't know of any other Rivian site.
Thank you, my one and only hardcore member :)

I'm exaggerating, of course.

I haven't been posting a lot here since not a lot has happened. The announcement dates for first delivery is the first "real" news Rivian has given us for at least six months if not longer. I suppose the $2.5B recent fundraising was real news, but it doesn't directly affect us reservation holders.

At any rate, I'm glad Rivian has put a stake in the ground, and given us definite dates. And I was pleasantly surprised to see that the R1S won't be too far behind the R1T. That was always a concern for me (I have an R1S reservation). Rivian is very much a real car company, but they have yet to prove they can actually manufacture in some sort of reasonable volume. It's by far the hardest part of the car manufacturing business.

The other thing they have told us yet is how are we going to get our cars serviced? Hopefully that news comes out in due course. Rivian will have to start training mechanics sometime next year for that.
 

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From a Rivian email and twitter: R1T deliveries will begin June 2021. R1S deliveries will begin August 2021.

BTW, it is pretty obvious that this site isn't getting any viewership. Should I just shut it down? There are other Rivian sites that have active communities.
Don't shut it down it will grow once the vehicle is released!

On a side note i now work for Rivian ?
 

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I went to Austin and saw both vehicles. Of course these were the hand built, non road worthy. But I tell you they were gorgeous. I can't wait to get my R1T.
 

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Don't shut it down it will grow once the vehicle is released!

On a side note i now work for Rivian ?
Congrats! Hopefully it is a busy company? Lots of stuff going on? I still have the SUV on order. Hurry up Rivian!!
 

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Very Busy! I'm responsible for the automation controls of the Battery and Inverter/Gearbox assembly.
 

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Yes alot of interesting things going on!
But I'll just throw this into the mix. As you know, all EVs to date haven't had much ability to extract meaningful electrical power from the car. And I'm not talking V2G, I mean like having 120V or 240V plugs. Elon has hinted that Tesla's Cybertruck will finally have significant 240V (and 120V) power output capabilities. I'd be pumped if any upcoming EV truck would sport a couple of 15A 120V circuits, as well as a L14-30 receptacle to give you 30A 240V. The 240V and 120V circuits could share the inverter power, meaning you'd need a 7,200 watt inverter total.

Right now, the king of output power for any pickup truck is the 2021 Hybrid Ford F150, which does indeed have a 7,200 watt inverter.

Hopefully the R1T can match that.
 
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