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Rivian R1T pre-order holders, check in here

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

  1. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator
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    Aug 10, 2017
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    They were asked about this on Twitter in December by Tim11007435 (if that really is his name), and they responded thusly:

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    Haven't heard of anyone receiving swag yet, so I guess it's still on the way.
     
  2. Killbert

    Killbert Rookie

    Mar 6, 2019
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    I just pre-ordered mine.

    I have a Tundra and a Prius to sell...

    Kellyn
     
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  3. krcossin

    krcossin Rookie

    Mar 6, 2019
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    I placed my deposit! Here is the confirmation email for those interested: ( deleted the "details" link just in case it had my private info attached)
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    Your Rivian preorder is confirmed.


    If at any time you decide you'd like to switch models, no need to cancel your order and lose your place in line — when it’s time to configure your vehicle, you’ll be able to switch between the R1T and R1S.

    Production will begin in 2020. Fully equipped vehicles with the highest performance level and largest battery pack will enter production first. Our 180 kWh and 135 kWh packs will be available at launch with the 105 kWh to follow in 2021.

    Let the adventure begin.

    Please Note: You can cancel your preorder and receive a full refund at anytime by sending an email to preorders@rivian.com. Rivian will execute your refund within 3 business days. Depending on your bank, you may not be able to access the refunded amount for up to 7 days.

    Order summary
    Rivian Pre-order × 1
    Rivian Truck
    $1,000.00

    Subtotal

    $1,000.00
    Shipping

    $0.00
    Total

    $1,000.00 USD

    I live very close to their Plymouth Michigan headquarters. I even had a relative that worked in that old Burroughs plant making cash registers and adding machines back in the day.
    Rivian has installed several charging stations along the front row of parking, sorry I didn't get out and inspect them, but my guess is they are SAE Combo CCS. I own a 2016 Volt, and love it, have a 50amp 250v at home. My use for this is mostly commuting to work and our weekend home which is only 50 miles away, we have a Suburban for long distance road trips. Looking forward to this start-up success, and learning more. Miss my Jeep Wrangler, I'm sort a looking forward to raising the suspension and trying out the R1T's climbing abilities!
     
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  4. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator
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    This seems like the perfect replacement for both of those. Two vehicles in one!
     
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  5. Domenick

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    If you ever see something happening over there, it would be great to hear about it! Can't wait to for an event where we can try this thing out for ourselves on an offroad course of some sort. Onroad too, of course, but driving offroad over challenging terrain is so, so fun.
     
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  6. Jarross

    Jarross Rookie

    Mar 13, 2019
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    I've sent them an email inquiry regarding this as well. No response yet.
     
  7. timf

    timf Rookie

    Mar 15, 2019
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    I haven't received swag in the mail, but I did get a t-shirt and fancy water bottle (which they indicated were for pre-order holders only) for attending an event they held in January.
     
  8. Jarross

    Jarross Rookie

    Mar 13, 2019
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    Received a reply yesterday. They aren't revealing preorder numbers at this time. They gave no indication as to when that might happen.
     
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  9. interestedinEV

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    #59 interestedinEV, Mar 18, 2019
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    Here is there problem. I do not know if Tesla really had 450,000 pre-orders (they have not yet sold 450,000 Model 3s and obviously there is no backlog) but for now let us assume they had the orders and many cancelled. However, all new pre-orders will be compared with Tesla and if it is small, it will cast a negative impression. Even 20,000 pre-orders is very good number for a company with no product on the market, no larger than life personality, yet it pales when compared with 450,000. It is unlikely Rivian will revel it till they are close to production or if they actually unless have a large number of pre-orders say more than 50K. which is about 2 years prodution (assuming there are cancellations)
     
  10. Pushmi-Pullyu

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    #60 Pushmi-Pullyu, Mar 19, 2019
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    Yeah, there are probably clueless people who will indeed compare Rivian's reservation numbers (assuming they announce them) with the reservation numbers for the Model 3. (And by the way, there were well over 500,000 paid reservations for the Model 3; it's just that some were cancelled, so that the net amount apparently never went over 455,000.)

    But the Model 3 reservations were only $1000 apiece for a car touted at $35,000. Rivian's vehicles are optimistically priced at, as I recall, over $50k (and in my opinion, based on years of watching the EV industry, that price will likely rise as the R1T and/or R1S approach actual production). It would be far more reasonable to compare to Tesla's pre-orders for the Model S. I don't know that Tesla ever gave us an exact number on that, but my Google-fu finds references to 10,000 pre-orders.

    There is no guarantee that Rivian will succeed. But it looks to me like Rivian is in a much better financial position than Tesla was at similar point in its development. I'm optimistic that Rivian will be a solid success, and I'm hopeful that Rivian will grow to be the first auto maker to offer Tesla some real competition -- on the basis of quantity, not just quality!

    Go Rivian!
     
  11. interestedinEV

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    You may be logically right, but the number that sticks out is 450,000 (or 455,000 it does not matter) and it is going to be difficult to live that down. Rivian needs to concentrate on getting the product out of the door rather than spending much effort on increasing order backlog right now. Elon could do it with two tweets (excuse the hyperbole) Rivian cannot and hence the let them not spend too much effort on that.


    You may be logically right, but the number that sticks out is 450,000 (or 455,000 it does not matter) and it is going to be difficult to live that down. Rivian needs to concentrate on getting the product out of the door rather than spending much effort on increasing order backlog right now. Elon could do it with two tweets (excuse the hyperbole) Rivian cannot and hence the let them not spend too much effort on that.
     
  12. Pushmi-Pullyu

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    You have a point. I just hope people don't make a big deal out of the disparity. Tesla is afflicted with a large number of very loud voices trying hard to tear it down, and I very much hope those same groups don't focus on Rivian. Tesla has done very well at establishing a reputation for superior cars much in demand. If the same intensity of negative press and FUD posted to social media were to be directed against a small startup like Rivian, I'm afraid it would have a much bigger impact.

     
  13. ajdelange

    ajdelange Rookie

    Mar 22, 2019
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    Yes, I put down my 1K. What do I have to lose (except 2% interest on it)? As to the probable number:
    1)The company is being awfully quiet on this (and everything else).
    2)I would assume that anyone enthusiastic enough to put down a deposit would be interested enough in the company/vehicle that he would eventually find his way here. There are 63 (including this one) posts in this thread by appreciaby less than 63 people. I have to assume that the number of reservations they have received is small.
    3)Were that not the case they would crow about it to some extent some where.
     
  14. dGarry48

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    Sep 6, 2018
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    This is very exciting for you. R1T has been hot topic at the shop. Many Jeep owners still prefer Jeeps since they love to do the mods and there are lots of jeep aftermarket parts available for their own taste. Still more than half of they are interested in R1T and curious about it's offroad capabilities.
     
  15. Jootunk

    Jootunk Rookie

    Jan 2, 2019
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    Received a print today from Rivian, on heavy weight paper about 10x16 (no ruler around, sorry)

    It's an artist rendering of the SUV, which is what I pre-ordered.
     
  16. Barrygold

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    Mar 27, 2019
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    #66 Barrygold, Mar 27, 2019
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    Received my R1T rendering yesterday and a letter.

    I put a deposit down on opening day around noon eastern standard time. I also received a private viewing invite for April 12 ahead of the New York auto show.
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  17. Domenick

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    I believe InsideEVs will have someone at that pre-New York Auto show event. Hopefully we'll learn something new to share.
     
  18. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu F1 Rookie

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    Nice render. Thanks for sharing!
    :)
     
  19. interestedinEV

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    Did you get any more details from the Auto Show event? Thanks
     
  20. Domenick

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    I haven't seen actual "new" from the event(s) (there were two, since there were so many people who wanted to attend).
    Apparently, most of the crowd were reservation holders who wanted to get a look at what they had put their money down on.

    We have the report from InsideEVs Tom Moloughney on our RivianChat news page. (I didn't copy the entire gallery over because I haven't figured how to do that yet, but I did put a few of the more interesting photos there.)

    There have been a couple interesting developments, and I'll have the stories covering those on the news page shortly as well -- if they're not already there by the time you see this.

    Also, welcome to RivianChat. :) We should make an announcement letting the world know we're here in a day or two.
     
  21. ElectricTrucking

    Apr 29, 2019
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    Pr-ordered Nov 29, 2018. Spending too much time searching for more info.
     
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  22. WattsUpDoc?

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    Apr 30, 2019
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    I'm a 2016 MS P100D owner and I love my car. However, I've always been a truck guy which is why I've still got my 2005 F-150 with 232,000+ miles on it. I got excited in late December 2018 when I learned about Rivian's unveiling at the L.A. Auto Show - I'm a little out of the loop. Right on the heels of that information came Tesla's announcement that they would be pushing up the release of their truck then in early January the announcement about the BEV F-150. It seemed like the "game" was really getting under way.

    I was really impressed by Rivian. Mr. Scaringe's credentials are impeccable and he appears to have surrounded himself with some rather impressive people from the automotive community. Additionally, they have really developed quite a network (Irvine, CA, San Jose, CA, Plymouth, MI, Normal, IL & the UK), 600 employees compared to another start-up with only 6. I can't help but notice the parallels to Tesla (e.g. a start-up company, all BEV, acquiring a factory that's already in existence [revitalizing a community that lost jobs AND not having to build from the ground up unlike another start-up that's still "panning" to build their factory de novo]). They came to the L.A. Auto Show with their product and all of this already in place.

    Nevertheless, I love Tesla and what they have done for the EV industry/revolution. I love my MS. The R1T's short bed gave me a moment of pause - I've always had at least a 6.5' bed. Bollinger appears to have a nice product; however, they're not as far along or as well-established as the others. Also, it looks a little more like an electric jeep with an option for a bed. I do like the front-gate/nose-gate that they've included. Four "players" with their hats in the electric-truck ring. So, I sat on the sidelines to see who would come out with what.

    I heard that Amazon and GM were both looking at investing in Rivian which confirmed my initial impressions about how well organized Rivian is. Amazon followed through with a $700 million investment but, I believe, GM backed out. I continued to watch. However, when I heard that Ford, one of the "players" that I was watching, invested $500 million, I realized that there's really only going to be two or, possilby, three BEV pick-up trucks. Just that one of them will have two different labels. Telsa, Rivian, Made for Ford by Rivian and, hopefully, Bollinger.

    I put down my deposit for the R1T on April 30th. I'm still watching for Tesla's unveiling this summer because, in true Elon fashion, he has made some extraordinary claims about the capabilities that their truck will have. Even more importantly, after Autonomy Day, I'm stoked about their HW3 chip and I now have reservations about Rivian's use of Lidar.
     
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  23. James McGovern

    May 15, 2019
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    I have been following Rivian closely since the LA Auto Show last year but never pulled the trigger on a reservation. Then when I visited the NYIAS and spending a ton of time with the Rivian folks berating them with questions and seeing how good looking it is in person and the ridiculous spec sheet, I put in my down payment right there at the Rivian booth. So ready for the end of '20!
     
  24. Jacob Szafranski

    May 15, 2019
    20
    Central Illinois
    Was super excited to first hear about Rivian and live not to far away from the plant in Normal. For pickup truck fans and people who love cars in general the R1T is a game changer!

    I was told by Tesla that I was the first "strict" internet sale in Illinois back in 2015 with my 90D once they made AWD Model S's and loved the that car beyond words after leaving behind my MKZ hybrid. Sad thing is though I drive roughly 24k miles a year and 270 miles (even 335 miles) just won't cut it. Once a week I drive 118 miles one way to work and the Polar Vortex I'm sure would've made that commute impossible in my Model S if I had kept it.

    I heard the musings of an EV truck built in Illinois and 400+ mile range and just like my Model S sight unseen placed my preorder in Novemver just before the LA show. The more I researched the more I loved what I learned. And I openly admit I am a huge Tesla advocate still today, but everything that bugged and baffled me about Tesla Rivian has already avoided and I'm convinced beyond a doubt that we're looking at something bigger and better then the Model S with the R1T.

    I'm all in for Rivian, and the R1T is seriously the perfect vehicle in my eyes.

    Must say the R1T looks better then I could've imagined in person and RJ is a visionary guy who's extremely approachable and I'm excited for what's to come.
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  25. Dr J

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    Jun 23, 2019
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    I paid my deposit 2 weeks ago, and have heard nothing since. I'm not too surprised- or worried at this point. Hopefully we will get some correspondence in the next few months.
     

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