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Tesla Smashes Rivian — Winners and Losers in the Q4 EV Showdown!

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Rivian's Delivery Dynamics

Rivian Automotive's stock faced a 10% reduction following Q4 revelations.

Although the company manufactured 17,541 electric vehicles (EVs), subsequently rising by 1,237 units in comparison to Q3, Rivian delivered only 13,972 units.

This marked a 10.2% decrease from the previous quarter, yet it met analysts' projections.

  • Q4 Production: 17,541 EVs
  • Q4 Deliveries: 13,972 units

Despite this downtick in deliveries, the year ended on a positive note, with Rivian successfully fabricating 57,232 vehicles at its Illinois factory, notably surpassing the projected target of 54,000 vehicles for 2023. Market enthusiasts and investors alike are poised for Rivian's Q4 earnings to be disclosed on February 21.

  • 2023 Total Production: 57,232 vehicles
  • 2023 Production Target: 54,000 vehicles
  • Q4 Earnings Announcement: February 21

Tesla's Deliveries Outshine Predictions

On the other side of the EV market, Tesla eclipsed expectations.

Surpassing Wall Street's forecasted delivery benchmark, Tesla confirmed a Q4 tally of 484,507 vehicles, edging out the anticipated 477,000.

  • Tesla Q4 Deliveries: 484,507 vehicles
  • Wall Street's Q4 Prediction: 477,000 vehicles

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The automotive industry, particularly the EV segment, remains extraordinarily dynamic, with fluctuating delivery numbers and production outcomes seemingly dictating the companies' stock valuations.

As Rivian gears up to announce its Q4 earnings, and with Tesla continuing to exceed delivery estimates, the industry's eyes are trained on these titans of electrification.