With the Max Pack batteries as well.
According to a statement on YouTube, Rivian is ramping up its production, meaning reservation holders will have their cars delivered on time. Even better, about 10% of buyers were even informed that their vehicles would arrive ahead of schedule. Yet more great news for the EV company that seems to be turning things around.
What may be even bigger news is that the company states that Dual-Motor configured R1Ts are heading to production, as you read, with the first trucks rolling off the line in the next month or so.
Utilizing the new Enduro motors Rivian recently started producing, the first trucks to reach the owner's hands will be the Dual-Motor with the larger battery pack in May 2023. Max Pack-equipped Dual-Motor trucks should arrive in August, and standard pack-equipped trucks will arrive in distant July 2024.
The Dual-Motor Max Pack setup will offer unprecedented range in the electric pickup truck segment with 400 miles. It will deliver 600 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque that can be bumped up to 700 hp via a software update.
Previously, we weren't expecting to see the Max Pack until 2024, but it seems the company was able to get things rolling in Normal, Illinois, to get the timelines moved up. The company, known for delays and price hikes these past couple of years, now says that less than 5% of customers will see a delivery window estimate delay.
This will be crucial for the company as it attempts to reach the 50,000-unit production target in 2023. To achieve this goal, the company is reportedly prioritizing R1S production and working in two shifts that produce anywhere from 160-180 vehicles a day, including the Amazon Prime exclusive delivery vans.
The prioritization of the R1S stems from the company outpacing its truck production, with the leftover configured trucks being sent to the R1S shop as inventory.
The company isn't just focusing on production, though, as it's also setting its sights on the future of the EV industry. The company is planning on opening up its fledgling charging network, called the Adventure Network, to all EVs at some point in 2024. This means the brand will be eligible to receive grants from the $7.5 billion pool set up by the US government and quickly boost the company's offerings.
With so much good news from the company recently, it feels like one can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel for the automaker. Let's hope it's able to stay the course.
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