While Tesla sets record numbers in over 400,000 electric cars in one quarter, Rivian can currently only dream of such numbers. Despite this, the company is trying to increase production and sets a goal of 50,000 produced electric cars this year.
Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe called 2022 a difficult year, as the young automaker had to overcome problems with the production and supply of cars. Last year, the company produced 24,337 electric cars, falling slightly short of the target of 25,000.
In the first quarter of 2023, Rivian managed to produce 9,395 R1T and R1S models, as well as deliver 7,946 cars to customers. The automaker notes that these results are evidence that the company prefers to increase production at the plant in Illinois.
“This is a great start to the year, and we remain on track to hit our annual production guidance previously provided. I’d like to thank the team for all their hard work as we continue to ramp. We’re looking forward to taking this momentum forward as we hit the ground running in Q2,” said Frank Klein, chief operating officer of Rivian.