Rivian delays the bigger battery pack for its electric pickup all the way to 2023

by Fred Lambert

Rivian has confirmed that buyers of its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S SUV are going to have to wait until 2023 if they want the biggest battery pack option.

The company confirmed that it delivered its first 652 vehicles as of December 15.

It also confirmed that as expected, it is running into some production issues that are going to result in lower deliveries than what it originally guided.

As a result, Rivian is going to have to prioritize models as it works through the 71,000 pre-orders for the R1T and R1S in North America.

In a new letter sent to customers, CEO RJ Scaringe mainly reiterated things stated in the earnings report earlier this month.

He also announced that Rivian is delaying its bigger battery pack option all the way to 2023.