Like Musk said, making stuff is difficult. What was the name of that firm that bought GM's Ohio plant that wanted to make a pick up truck?The WSJ article I read said the Rivian factory is only running at about 10% so far........yikes.
While not the most opportune time to sell, it provides $$ for their own EV ramp up while simultaneously decreasing a "paper" loss (see their Q1 results).
Rivian is more a forum and automotive world queen than a reality queenLooking at Rivian Q1 pick-up sales 300 a month 2022 Q1 , you have to actually make sell things before you start to make a profit always golden rule in any business Rivian pick-up fails on both 300 sales that's absolutely dreadful, Ford's Lightning will deliver the goods at a more affordable price.
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Bottom of the charts, virtually not selling a thing. MMMmmm must buy $5.4 billion shares in them. Ford could have given us nice new modern new RWD Cortina/Taunus sedan something to take on Tesla Model 3 with in Europe
Rivian is more an SUV with a bed. I have no idea how their service infrastructure looks like.I'm guessing cashing out eventually, The lightning baring some glaring troubles at launch or something, is the winner in the truck EV segment imo. They actually made an EV truck unlike all these other makes who felt the need to radically redesign and alter a proven winning formula!
Remember, the Silverado line up has everything from a 2.7 to diesel, V8 and electric, there is something for everyone.Chevy has repositioned the Silverado as an 'adventure-lifestyle' truck, IMO; the single 5'11" bed length / single cab configuration is going to cut a lot of buyers out... unless other configurations are coming.
You have a lot of patience with Charge stations Obi CaptainDanHaving to pull off to "refuel" a truck is a nightmare? I think your nightmare threshold could be a little low. Maybe you shouldn't leave the house.
And realistically, a lot of work usages for a truck does not involve driving long distances. You buy one suited for what you need. If you need go over 200 miles, and your 400 mile range doesn't get you that far while towing a battleship, maybe you need to get a longer range. Or just "refuel" as needed.