Rivian Automotive Inc reports that they have produced 1,015 vehicles by 2021. Of these, Rivian has delivered as many as 920 vehicles to their customers, as reported by Reuters and TechCrunch on Tuesday (11/1/2022). Rivian produced mainly its R1T electric pickup truck, since it started producing them in September.
Last month, Rivian said it expected that production would not reach its initial target of 1,200 vehicles by the end of 2021 due to a shortage of semiconductor chips and battery limitations.
Despite the falling target, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe noted some time ago that the company has experienced an increase as expected.
“Battery limitations do not represent a long-term challenge for us. We have an upcoming second line that will put battery module production ahead in terms of capacity of other plant areas,” Scaringe said as quoted by Antara.
Rivian said in a statement sent by e-mail that Rod Copes was retiring from his position as chief operating officer.
Rivian is trying to increase production. Meanwhile, Ford are preparing to double their own electric pickup trucks productions.
Ford in the latest report will increase the production capacity of the F-150 Lightning to 150,000 vehicles per year by mid-2023 in response to high customer demand.