Rivian Factory Pauses Production: What It Means for Customers

Mar 29, 2024

Production will be paused at the Rivian factory in Illinois between April 5 and April 30.

Rivian Factory Production Pause

Retooling will dramatically improve efficiency at the site.

Efficiency Improvements

No exact date has been provided for when the Rivian configurator will re-open.

Configurator Unavailable

Rivian will temporarily halt the acceptance of custom orders for the R1T and R1S.

Temporary Halt on Custom Orders

Prospective customers will need to select a vehicle from the existing inventory.

Existing Inventory Selection

New orders will be paused until late summer due to factory retooling.

New Orders Paused Until Late Summer

Retooling aims to enhance production rate at the facility by approximately 30%.

Enhancements and Production Rate

Rivian is thought to be readying updates for its R1 platform and a new flagship model.

Potential Updates and Flagship Model

Rivian filed a trademark application for the name 'R1X' hinting at a new model.

R1X Trademark Application