Rivian has already sold out the first series of its electric vehiclesNovember 23, 2020
Only those who made an advance payment in the last two years could order cars
Startup Rivian has announced that all the R1T and R1S electric pickups from the first series, due next year, have already been sold out. Now those who want to buy a car will have to wait until at least 2022.
So far, only customers who have made a pre-order and made thousands of dollars in advance payment over the past two years have access to the configurator. They also have the right of priority purchase of serial cars, which will begin to be delivered in 2022. For the rest, the configurator will work only today, at 20.00 Moscow time.
Unfortunately, we do not know the volume of production of the first series, but their number should be measured in thousands. The startup has its own factory in Illinois, formerly owned by Mitsubishi. In theory, it is possible to produce tens of thousands of cars there annually.
As we already wrote, the R1T pickup truck will start shipping to customers in June 2021, and the R1S SUV two months later. The cars turned out to be more expensive than the Tesla Cybertruck pickups, but they have the advantage of earlier entry to the market, as well as the classic design, which is preferable for some.
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