Monday, January 17, 2022
News Rivian Delivered Close to 1,000 Vehicles Last Year

Rivian Delivered Close to 1,000 Vehicles Last Year

Rivian built slightly more than 1,000 vehicles in 2021, of which 920 where delivered

January is the time of year when manufacturers report on their respective sales figures for the year that just ended. Granted, the effects of the pandemic are still being felt throughout the industry, which has skewed the results somewhat since March 2020, but whether positive or negative, manufacturers – the majority of them at least – are releasing their results for the past 12 months.

We can now add a name to the year 2021 as Rivian, the small American manufacturer supported by Ford and Amazon (to name a few) finally delivered its first vehicles last year. Rivian actually assembled 1,015 vehicles before the stroke of midnight on December 31. The pure electric brand also delivered 920 of its three vehicles currently in production (the R1T van, the R1S utility and the commercial van for Amazon’s empire).

Of course, that statistic is just a drop in the bucket of electric vehicle sales in 2021, but it’s a start for a division that was created from scratch a little over a decade ago. Rivian failed to meet its goal of producing 1,200 vehicles in 2021.

That lower-than-expected production and the departure of COO Rod Copes in December have hurt Rivian’s stock value somewhat. However, the small manufacturer should capitalize on 2022 and the electric drive craze, especially surrounding renewable energy powered pickup trucks.

Rivian was the first to offer an electric pickup on the market, a market that will be populated by a nice lineup of electric trucks, including Ford with its F-150 Lightning, GMC with its Hummer EV, Chevrolet with the Silverado EV, and the instigator of the electric movement, Tesla and its Cybertruck.

The assembly of more commercial vans should in principle help fill the company’s coffers. Clearly, 2022 will be a critical year for Rivian.

Trending Now

Toyota Increases Heritage Parts Catalogue and Offering

FJ40 Land Cruiser is now part of the program. It joins an expanded selection of parts for the Supra, AE86, and 2000GT. A heritage...

This Porsche Taycan Coupe Is Breathtaking

The Porsche Taycan has been quite the success story since its launch two years ago and since then Porsche has introduced multiple versions of...

Porsche Introduces Cayenne Platinum Edition

The Platinum Edition will be available for Cayenne, Cayenne E-Hybrid, and Cayenne S, both Coupe, and SUV. The trim features a number of...

Consumer Reports Says EVs are the Least Reliable Vehicle Type

The data collected involved 2019 and 2020 model year EVs. 2021 model years fared slightly better. ICE vehicles are, for the moment, more...

The all-new Honda Civic Type R Prototype Premieres at the Tokyo Auto Salon

The shared video shows the new Civic Type R running laps around the Suzuka Circuit in Japan. The previous FK8 Type R makes...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.