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goobster  ·  61 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Vaporware car is best car

Rivian's actual value is their Amazon contract to replace ALL of Amazon's last-mile delivery trucks (the Sprinter vans) with a custom-built, custom-looking Amazon Van built and powered by Rivian.

Which makes me happy to stand in my spot in line and wait for my Rivian truck, because a company with that contract is going to be on much more solid footing than something run by a mercurial man-child, or something named after a pair of scissors, or something built by Ford. (No shade to Ford: making the F150 electric is the most needle-moving event in automobiles, possibly ever. Getting rednex to dig American-made electricity rather than Saudi oil is going to have enormous effects across the spectrum, from power generation, to the environment.)