Rivian constructed 13,992 automobiles and delivered 12,640 automobiles within the second quarter of 2023, the automaker reported Monday.
These new Q2 numbers are up considerably versus the 9,395 automobiles made and seven,946 delivered within the first quarter. And so they present that Rivian is not falling a lot farther behind on deliveries.
A Rivian press launch mentioned these numbers “stay in keeping with the corporate’s expectations,” and that Rivian is on observe to ship 50,000 automobiles this 12 months, in keeping with beforehand launched annual steerage.
The Q2 numbers embrace the R1T electrical pickup truck and R1S electrical SUV for the retail market, together with the EDV lineup of electrical supply vans, and would not get away manufacturing and supply volumes by mannequin line. All automobiles are at the moment manufactured in Regular, Illinois, and can proceed to be till a deliberate second manufacturing facility in Georgia comes on-line.
Each Rivian and Lucid lower their manufacturing estimates final 12 months. The 2 EV hopefuls have been studying the identical lesson Tesla did with the lengthy ramp up of Mannequin 3 manufacturing, particularly that making vehicles is tough.
2023 Rivian R1S
Some elements might now be working in Rivian’s favor, although. The beginning of Rivian’s personal Enduro modular motor models has seemingly helped enhance manufacturing numbers. The R1S and R1T stay eligible for $3,750 underneath the revised EV tax credit score, and which may additionally play a job in holding supply numbers up. Rivian final 12 months dropped essentially the most reasonably priced variations of those vans.
The truckmaker has additionally confirmed the 390-mile R1S Max Pack for fall deliveries. However as CEO RJ Scaringe just lately defined, we cannot see off-road parlor methods just like the Tank Flip mode the corporate teased a number of years in the past.