You can now get a Rivian R1T delivered in 2 weeks, in some cases

June 9, 2023

After ramping production over the past year or so, EV maker Rivian says you can now get an R1T adventure vehicle (or electric truck, if you will) delivered in less than two weeks, in some cases.

Get your new Rivian R1T delivered in under two weeks

With more Rivian models popping up throughout the streets of the US, many are wondering how they can get their hands on one.

Well, now may be your chance if you are one of these people. Rivian says R1T deliveries can happen in “14 days or less” in some cases.

Despite a rough first-quarter earnings week for many EV startups, Rivian stood above the crowd. In the first three months of the year, the EV maker produced 9,395 vehicles at its Normal, Illinois, facility and delivered 7,946 units.

Perhaps most importantly, Rivian was one of the few EV makers that stuck with its original guidance of building 50,000 vehicles this year.

Although production fell from the fourth quarter (10,020 EVs built), Rivian had warned this would happen as it retooled its electric delivery van (EDV) assembly line to include its new Enduro motors.

Rivian expects new technology, such as the Enduro drive units and LFP battery packs, to greatly enhance efficiency and output going forward.

The efforts are paying off, with Rivian announcing Friday that R1T models can now be delivered in less than two weeks in some cases.

Our production ramp continues to climb, which means you can now take delivery of an R1T faster than ever, in some cases 14 days or less. 📈🛻​

Join the growing Rivian community! Reserve your vehicle today and schedule a demo drive.​

— Rivian (@Rivian)

Top comment by Alan Lanker

I got mine in about 2 1/2 weeks. I finally decided to order one and put the money down. At that point the information was that I would get it in the fall of 2023. I configured what I wanted and "finalized" it so the system would put my build in and hopefully a date. The site was very silent as to how long wait to know the build date. I waited for about a week for my date to be generated and received an email that there were bulit ones already and I could take a look. I found one that was very close to what I had ordered so I said yes and put it in motion and was able to pick it up within a week. A couple of notable things: 1) Oregon has no sales tax but it has a use tax that I hadn't heard of and nobody told me about until a couple of days after I took delivery; 2) my temp registration was issued from Illinois because Rivian does not have a dealership in Oregon but they have a service center (not having a dealership is the same reason I paid use tax rather than a dealer privilege tax); 3) I picked up the truck in a parking lot about 2 miles away from the actual service center. There were about 20 Rivians in the lot waiting for their new owners.

A Rivian spokesperson tells Electrek that buyers “within a serviceable area from a Rivian Service Center will get access to R1 Shop where they will be able to browse ready-to-go configurations that may be available for delivery in 14 days or less. Configurations will vary by location.”

Rivian introduced the R1 Shop earlier this year to accelerate the window in which you can order and get an R1T model delivered. Custom orders will take longer.

Electrek’s Take

Although the less than 14-day delivery window only applies to those living near a Rivian Service Center, it’s still pretty amazing to see an up-and-coming EV maker, who produced just over 1,000 vehicles by the end of 2021, able to deliver a complete R1T model in under two weeks.

Rivian says it remains focused this year on scaling the output of the R1 and RCV platforms, driving down costs, and developing the next-generation R2 platform, which is expected to launch next year.

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You can now get a Rivian R1T delivered in 2 weeks, in some cases