Rivian is about to make a crucial decision to solve his big problem

To say that Rivian is going through a difficult time is an understatement.

The young electric vehicle manufacturer has just thrown cold water on investors’ hopes by announcing a gloomy outlook for 2022. And worse, Rivian hasn’t given the impression of having solved its biggest problem: how to produce many cars to accommodate growth? demand for electric vehicles.

On the contrary, Rivian said it could produce as many as 50,000 vehicles at its Normal, Illinois site, but would only make half that number. The company, which produces three vehicles – the R1T electric pickup truck, the R1S electric SUV and the RCV electric commercial van – attributed the setback to supply chain disruptions.