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Cyber truck will be the best selling vehicle ever

Will the cybertruck be the last car you purchase?

  • Yes, if it can last 1,000,000 miles

    Votes: 54 50.0%
  • No, It has a face only a mother can love

    Votes: 54 50.0%

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Rivian needs to stop hosting wine and cheese parties in Venice and trying to look cute/say the right treehugger things... they need to put some work gloves on and build some F'ing vehicles. Yes, it's a great truck (it truly is)... the 7am shift just started.... put down the coffee and get to work!!
Right on Rob. Here’s concept for them. Build trucks for their actual customers. The ones that dropped down a deposit 3 years ago.
wait. Damm. That could be applied to Tesla too. Oops. Sorry. I take it all back.
 
Nobody (over-generalizing) is going to buy a company that can’t build its own product.

Most overlook Musk’s recurring comment: building a prototype is easy, building a factory to build lots of that product is hard.
Rivian is discovering building prototypes is easy, building lots of them at orders of magnitude cheaper than ~$1M/each is hard.

Rivian is making prototypes, not products.
Wow. Your are coming out of your state of confusion. Out of the fog. Glad to see it. Welcome back.
 

Ogre

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From what we've seen so far... there is no "assembly line" even setup no less manned or running. The current vehicles produced by Rivian are 100% assembled by hand in a one vehicle at a time bay/pen. Kind of like how they build the super/mega $500k+ sports cars. That's why the media journalists that recently got a factory tour were forbidden to take photos of the "assembly line" and there was no discussion of or about that topic.
I sure hope this isn’t true. That would put their chances at releasing more than a handful of trucks by mid 2022 quite slim.
 
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Just imagine if their IPO was a job interview.

Interviewer: “Hello Mr Rivian, I see here you are a truck manufacturer. What do you consider your strengths?”
Rivian: “I look good on camera, I‘m nominated for truck of the year, one of my trucks went all over South America!”
I: “Oh, that’s impressive, and what does your production volume look like?”
R: “98 trucks”
I: “Is that… per hour?”
R: “Umm… not exactly”
I: “Per day?”
R: “Did I mention the vloggers just love our truck, best truck they’ve ever driven!”
I: “Are you saying it’s less than 98 trucks per day then?”
R: “Maybe a bit less than 98 per day.”
I: “So weekly volume, how many trucks did you make this week Mr Rivian?”
R: “Well it was a little lower this week due to a small fire.”
I: “What is your peak weekly production then?”
R: “Seven
you forget that that's exactly how Tesla started with the Model 3.... they'll figure it out. making fun of them isn't entirely fair. at least fit/finish of the so far produced trucks is great
 

Ogre

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you forget that that's exactly how Tesla started with the Model 3.... they'll figure it out. making fun of them isn't entirely fair. at least fit/finish of the so far produced trucks is great
There is a lot of uncertainty around Rivian so I don’t want to contribute to the echo chamber here. My previous post was based on the assumption that they are still building them one at a time in stalls. I don’t know if that is true or not.

If that is the case (IF, I have no way of knowing this one way or the other), they are way behind where the Model 3 was. The Model 3 assembly line was a mess, but they had an assembly line from go. Even with “production hell” Tesla managed to produce 15,000 Model 3s in their first quarter.

If Rivian has no assembly line, there is zero chance they will hit that number. You simply can’t make thousands of cars that way.
 
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