Rivian R1T pre-order holders, check in here

Discussion in 'R1T' started by Domenick, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. RLXXI

    RLXXI Member

    Which is why I'm so excited about the Ford F150 EV that's on the way. Rivian does make it a point to state they are after the Range Rover segment so the pair shouldn't have any issues against each other in the market. It's very enticing knowing Ford's world wide infrastructure for customer support.
     
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  2. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    I have more faith in a startup making a useful EV than Ford. But that's mostly because I know the startup will be giving it their all, from the top to of the company to the bottom. Not to say Ford's won't be good -- it will likely be more amenable to a wider swath of consumer -- just that I, personally, like to support the little guy.
     
  3. RLXXI

    RLXXI Member

    In that same respect Ford has a lot more assets for RnD, supply chains, etc...... than any start up could ever hope to have. I'm watching both equally and look forward to what ever outcome there is. Only thing I can say with any certainty is I won't be buying a 1st year model anything, give them time to work the bugs out. I worked for Ford for 11 years so I am not letting that "gotta have latest greatest" bug bite me.
     
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  4. interestedinEV

    interestedinEV Active Member

    While, I like to support the litte guy, your point is well taken. The start up has to be scrappy and they have no choice but to fight. On the other hand, Ford has squandered a lot of good opportunities, they could have been in the market in a big way today. So while they have lot stenghts and capabilities, they are fighting against the biggest obstacle, internal culture that does not understand the existential threat that EVs pose. Small forays here and there will not help, it needs the do or die mentality, which Ford has not show.
     
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  5. battles2a5

    battles2a5 New Member

    Placed my order today. First EV, lots of questions, but love the philosophy behind Rivian, the performance looks to be way better than ICE alternatives, really excited about the autonomous features, and Amazon just dumped a bunch of money on them so this is looking more realistic.
     
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  6. interestedinEV

    interestedinEV Active Member

    The way I look at it is they have big backers (GM included), they have qualified staff and have a fighting chance. I would say it is an acceptable risk but still a risk. Again, your point for view, you can technically get your money back at anytime (provided they do not go bankrupt), in which case you are unsecured creditor and at the bottom of the pole. The other thing going is that they will not have as many orders as Tesla (Model 3), who claim to have raised around $450 million that way. Most of them did not turn into orders, but Tesla got free run of the cash for more than a year. Rivian is likely to have less orders and hence under greater pressure to deliver earlier.
     

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