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Discussion in 'R1T' started by Domenick, Nov 30, 2018.
For those of you that placed a preorder already has any one recieved a confirmation number
New to forum:
I pre-ordered the R1S minutes after it was aviliable to order. I did receive a confirmation email but no number. I printed out my credit card charge as “proof” because you never know if info can get lost/misplaced in 2 years.
I just placed my preorder. Hopefully these will meet the production line as expected and be what they are advertised as. I know I will be awaiting delivery day for sure.
Welcome to the forum! I don’t think anyone has received a number per se, only a confirmation email. If you haven’t already signed up to follow the multiple Rivian social media accounts, I would suggest you do so. That seems to be their main source of releasing information so far.
By the way- what’s your EV experience? Current owner? Feel free to ask any questions as we all try to learn more about this amazing machine.
Not a current EV owner, but became interested a few years ago following Tesla. Now i’m interested to see if another new start-up can rivial them. The prospect of a new company from the Detroit area building a durable electric adventure vehicle is exciting. It would be more exciting if they built them in Detroit.
It really would be nice to know my number in line, how early an adopter I am, you know, bragging rights. And yes, I know its juvenile and all, but still want to know.
I preordered on Nov 26. Currently drive an 2017 A3 plugin e-tron, and a 2004 Toyota Tacoma for house projects. Hoping to get down to one vehicle. However, 2 years is a long wait.. plus, these things always run longer than expected.. so 2 years could become 3. My lease on the e-tron is up in December 2019.. so, hoping there's a nice regular stream of info from them between now and then; otherwise might be tempted to flip over into something else.
Placed my preorder yesterday. Now just save as much as I can so the monthly payment is as low as I can get it
I just registered to add one reservation each for R1T and S, both placed Jan 10. We'll be keeping close tabs on Model Y's progress and final form but so far have doubts it'll be large enough vs. the R1S.
I reserved a place as well. I truly believe it is a game changer but they will get acquired by someone with a distribution network.
I reserved a R1S several weeks ago to replace a QX56. I love my Tesla P85+, but the Model X is too small and the falcon doors too gimmicky and impractical. The Rivian is just what I’m looking for... if warranty and service infrastructure is adequate.
Placed a pre-order for the truck after seeing it at the LA Auto Show. Very excited about it.
Zac from Youtube channel Now You Know has a Rivian reservation.
He plans on doing as extensive Rivian videos as Tesla videos.
Should be exciting to watch.
We reserved an R1S on 28 November 2018. We waited nearly two years for our Model S so the wait is not intolerable. We decided never to buy an ICE again and now must spend money maintaining a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer until the R1S arrives. We also joined the wait list for a Bollinger B1 when they fist announced, however I am not convinced they will every produce beyond hand fabricated units.
Thanks for chiming in. As much as I love Bollinger, I've seen too many EV startups go bust to get my hopes up too high.
Even Rivian worries me (I think they need a lot more capital investment), but at least they have a solid product and a factory.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deposit in. Looking forward to more details as the delivery date gets closer.
Awesome! Looks like they're going to the New York Auto Show, so we may get some more info then.
I just put down a preorder yesterday for the R1S. After researching them over the last couple months, since their release at the LA Auto Show, I think they're going to blow away our expectations with these vehicles.
My one question to this forum is about what RJ said after the debut event about preorders. He said something about offering some Rivian swag when putting down a preorder, am I remembering that correctly? If so, when does one expect that swag to arrive?
I have not placed preorder yet but i often wondered myself with all preorders happening now what will be expected, maybe a keychain, a model, poster. Maybe a special invite to something, but i think i read that the swag should be happening soon, hopefully if i get a chance to see the R1S in person and ask some questions I will be placing my order.