Electric vehicle fans looking to get their hands on the debut pickup truck from Rivian will have to wait a little longer.
The company recently told customers who ordered the R1T that their vehicles will not begin arriving until July, buyers reported on an online forum. Rivian later confirmed that the cars would be at least a month late, adding that it expects to finish all deliveries by Spring 2022.
“The company has experienced delays in receiving parts from suppliers due to backlogs at U.S. ports that are affecting the entire auto industry, according to people familiar with the matter,” Bloomberg News reports. “The later date also gives the company more time to iron out details and logistics for its first deliveries to customers, one of the people added.”
The vehicles are set to start shipping as buzz grows around Rivian, an Amazon-backed startup expected to give Tesla a run for its money in the electric space. Rivian is reportedly planning to go public, seeking a valuation of $70 billion.
The company recently announced that the pickups, and the R1S sport utility vehicle, will come with an eight-year/175,000-mile warranty, beating the industry standard.
Like Tesla, Rivian plans to sell cars directly to customers, rather than through a dealership or other middleman. Rivian is looking to produce tens of thousands of vehicles from its Illinois plant over the next year, according to Bloomberg News.
Malfunctioning Car? Here is What You Need to Know
While Rivian prepares to roll out its new pickup trucks, many of the world’s largest auto manufacturers continue to tell owners and lessors that their vehicles may not be safe to drive.
Car manufacturers recall millions of vehicles worldwide every year, citing a wide array of defects that put everyone on the road in harm’s way. These defects are often not made public until long after the cars have been sold to unsuspecting buyers.
Fortunately, the California lemon law offers some rights and protections to car owners and lessors in the Golden State. The law requires carmakers to perform various repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty and to buy back or replace vehicles that the companies cannot or will not fix.
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If you are a California car owner driving a lemon, an Orange County lemon law attorney at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help you understand your legal rights and explore your options. We are committed to ensuring that the manufacturer fixes the vehicle or fully compensates you.
Our firm is pleased to represent clients across the state. Our attorneys understand the significant stress that can come with haggling with car dealers and manufacturers. That is why we work aggressively to resolve these cases for the people that we represent.