Rivian R1S electric SUV customers hit with up to nine-month delivery delay
Deliveries of the Rivian R1S EV are expected to be delayed. Rivian has written to some reservation holders explaining that their vehicle will be shipping several months later than planned. One user on the Rivian Forums shared a letter from the company stating that the new delivery window for their R1S was October to December 2022.
A range of new shipment dates has been provided, with waiting times from one to nine months. Some affected customers reportedly placed their orders as far back as 2018. For new customers, delivery is now estimated as late 2023. It appears that supply chain issues are causing the delay and that Rivian is prioritising deliveries in areas where it has already set up a service infrastructure.
The Rivian R1S starts at US$72,500, promising up to 320 miles (~515 km) of range. The EV can add 140 miles to its range with a 20-minute charge via a 3,400 DC fast charger, and the car has a 0 to 60 mph (~97 kph) time of 3 seconds. The AWD EV comes in quad-motor and dual-motor versions that can tow up to 7,700 lbs (~3,493 kg). The quad-motor can deliver 835 hp with 908 ft-lbs (~1,231 Nm) of torque, while the dual-motor model provides 600 hp and 600 ft-lbs (~813 Nm) of torque.