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I have a seen couple Rivians on the road around Southeastern Wisconsin. Including one transport unit with 4 of them on it heading north on I41. I have also seen delivery vans for UPS -electric being hauled north along I41 a coulpe months back. I can not remember the make on ups units. Just rememberd Rivian
If BYD truly wants to sell cars stateside, based on history of Japanese imports , they will have to build plants here. I do not know how the taxes are set up. Japanese assembly here started by bringing in sub assemblies to beat those in the 70/80's era
 
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My guess is VW will sell more somewhat conventional looking Scouts compared to Cybertrucks.
 
software expertise. This is an area where they have fallen behind and it's holding up development.
I think their software department is quite capable, but has focused on other things than managing EVs...

(diesel test faking)
 
I think their software department is quite capable, but has focused on other things than managing EVs...

(diesel test faking)
It's been lagging for their EVs. The lack of promised updates is a common complaint amongst ID.4 owners. Evidently this is also holding up Porche and Audi product development according to the article.

 
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Nice blend, Rivian's really needs a company that can get their mass production skills down and apparently VW and Audi needs the software skills. Hope it works out.
 
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Nice blend, Rivian's really needs a company that can get their mass production skills down and apparently VW and Audi needs the software skills. Hope it work out.
I think it would be a good combination.
 
It's been lagging for their EVs. The lack of promised updates is a common complaint amongst ID.4 owners. Evidently this is also holding up Porche and Audi product development according to the article.


lets just say they started very late into the software game. i was recruited to join their team around 2021 at the early stages of building their architecture. i had some good conversations, but i declined as their pay was not competitive compared to rest of the industry and also required a move to seattle.
 
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Seattle - now there's a black hole.
 
Seattle - now there's a black hole

My former employer was based of Redmond WA area. They really wanted a few engineers to work out of the home office. I was out there for training and spent an hour or two looking at the cost of housing. For what they were charging for rent in the area I could be making house payments for less. One of the only remaining engineers at the office had just bought a house about 45 minutes away that cost more than double of what a similar house in my area would cost.
 
True that. Housing prices out here have gotten very high in the past decade. With Amazon, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Boeing, etc. as top employers, wages are higher. The minimum wage in Seattle is $20/hr vs the national $7.25 (unchanged since 2009).