I just wanna go fast electric style. Everything else is just added bonus.Let's get back to the R1R discussion. No one in here is going to save the global environment or climate by driving a Rivian.
You know this thread is 8 months old.Let's get back to the R1R discussion. No one in here is going to save the global environment or climate by driving a Rivian.
yeah, so what... before the peeing match started at least someone was interested in the Rally modelYou know this thread is 8 months old.
1000 employees times a very enthusiastic salary of 100,000 each is 1/10th of one billion dollars a year. A billion is a lot of freaking money.In various comments about Rivian online and elsewhere, it's said that it takes one billion to design, develop, make, launch and market a new motor vehicle.
With a newly refurbished factory already costing over $800 million and two new models sharing a skateboard and everything forward of the B pillar, I'm unclear where Rivian is in terms of expenditures. At least a couple billion has been spent and/or committed, I'd guess. Now, with more than a thousand employees in five locations, and more being added daily, the burn rate will be considerable. I'm not sure there's a couple of uncommitted billions on hand.
Even if there's a couple billion on hand, where will it be spent? Enlarging the Normal plant and further expanding production will take a hunk. Battery development, autonomous vehicle development, connectivity, infotainment, warranty and service program development, trade-in and financing program development, and so on - the list goes on for developing new vehicles and a whole new brand. All without any sales, much less profits.
Since this thread is about the development of a future rally model, I think it's safe to say (and RJ has confirmed this) that a rally model is in the works. When it might appear and how it might shed light on future models and the future of Rivian are hard to say, however.