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Rivian Buyers Can Customize Orders But the Wait Could Be Long

The electric pickup truck and SUV maker, which has sold out its first planned batch of vehicles, is facing limited production capacity.

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EV Startup Rivian Sees Production Constraints Through 2023
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Are you toying with the idea of ordering one of Rivian Automotive Inc.’s upcoming electric models? Starting today, anyone can log onto the EV company’s website, and use a configuring tool to choose features, such as color, interior, battery range, wheels and tires. You even can add a $5000 pull-out kitchen and cooktop powered by the car’s battery.

Those choices are quick—what won’t be so fast is delivery of the vehicle. Rivian already has sold out the first batch of EVs it plans to build in 2021 and, because of limited production capacity, most prospective buyers are unlikely to receive their purchase before the first quarter of 2022 or later.  Timing will vary, depending on how far down the order list one’s name appears, the buyer’s location and the model chosen.