An Amazon driver testing one of the new electric delivery vans supplied by Rivian experienced significantly lower range than expected when using the van’s climate controls, The Information reported on Friday. The Amazon driver told The Information that the battery drained about 40% faster whenever the van’s heating or cooling system was used.
FutureCar Staff 2021-11-19 14:10 PT
The combined market cap of Tesla and newly listed startup Rivian are now roughly $1.1 trillion, which should be a huge wakeup call for Ford and General Motors, who now find themselves far behind in the electric vehicle race after spending most of the time on the sidelines as Tesla rose to prominence in the auto industry.
Eric Walz2021-11-11 11:00 PT
By the time Tesla launches its Cybertruck in late 2022 at the earliest, the market will be occupied by new electric pickups with a more conservative and traditional design, which will make it much harder for Tesla to compete in the segment. The buzz surrounding the launch of Ford's F-150 Lightning and Rivian’s R1T electric pickup have for the most part overshadowed Tesla’s futuristic looking Cybertruck.
FutureCar Staff 2021-10-08 10:00 PT
Despite Tesla filing a lawsuit against Rivian in 2020, Tesla claims the automaker continued to steal trade secrets by poaching new recruits.
Vineeth Joel Patel2021-10-08 06:00 PT
Publicly traded electric truck startup Lordstown Motors Corp said that there is “substantial doubt” that it can continue operations without an influx of new capital, which seems increasingly unlikely to happen. Lordstown's share price fell by 17% on Tuesday after the company told the SEC that its current level of cash and cash equivalents are not sufficient to fund production.
FutureCar Staff 2021-06-09 12:15 PT
Rivian and Amazon have expanded testing of the automaker’s electric delivery vans from Los Angeles to San Francisco, marking the second of 16 total cities the EVs will be tested in.
Vineeth Joel Patel2021-05-16 16:30 PT
On Monday, Ford Motor Co surprised the industry by announcing that the all-new F-150 Lightning electric pickup will be revealed on May 19 at a global live-streamed event from the company’s global headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. The Lightning will be the first battery-powered F-150 pickup, and its potential is huge, not just for electric vehicles, but for the highly profitable truck and SUV segment that so far electrification has not touched.
Eric Walz2021-05-11 14:50 PT
Online retailer Amazon is now testing its new fully-electric delivery vans in San Francisco. The vans were built by Amazon-backed electric vehicle startup Rivian. The deployment is San Francisco is the second West Coast city that Amazon is testing its new delivery vehicles in, following the first deployments in Los Angeles in early February.
Eric Walz2021-03-18 15:05 PT
E-commerce giant Amazon announced that its new electric delivery vans built by EV startup Rivian are now being tested in Los Angeles. The custom-built delivery vehicles will be deployed in 15 additional cities this year, with tens of thousands more being added to the company’s fleet over the next few years.
Eric Walz2021-02-03 09:40 PT
Unlike other automakers and major electric charging companies, Rivian is looking to introduce new charging stations in adventurous locations for owners looking to take their EVs off-road.
Vineeth Joel Patel2020-12-13 07:45 PT
Electric vehicle pioneer Tesla and two of its newest rivals Lucid Motors and Rivian have joined a new lobbying group called the “Zero Emission Transportation Association” (ZETA). The organization will focus on advocating for national policies to promote the use of zero-emissions electric vehicles. ZETA aims to bring together those who support meeting the goal of 100% electric vehicle sales in the U.S. by 2030.
FutureCar Staff 2020-11-18 17:15 PT
The giant e-commerce company hopes to have 10,000 of these vans on the road delivering packages by 2022.
Vineeth Joel Patel2020-10-12 20:00 PT
Online retailer Amazon unveiled with new electric delivery vans on Thursday and the custom-built vans are a game-changer for the efficient delivery of goods. The zero-emission fully-electric vans were built in a partnership with electric vehicle startup Rivian, a company that Amazon invested $800 million in last year to build electric its electric delivery vehicles.
FutureCar Staff 2020-10-09 12:00 PT
Electric truck startup Bollinger Motors has unveiled its new DELIVER-E all-electric delivery van concept. The Michigan-based company said the DELIVER-E offers the same technology and components that are used in the company's rugged electric trucks, which is well suited for the delivery market.
Eric Walz2020-08-28 10:30 PT
Electric truck maker Bollinger Motors has been making steady progress in the development of its electric trucks and the company just moved into a bigger headquarters in Michigan to accommodate its growth. The company’s new headquarters are in Oak Park, Michigan, located about 15 miles north of downtown Detroit.
FutureCar Staff 2020-08-19 15:45 PT
Electric automaker Tesla has filed a lawsuit in California against electric truck maker Rivian, accusing the startup of stealing trade secrets and poaching employees. In its suit, Tesla claims that Rivian displayed an “alarming pattern” of poaching its employees and stealing trade secrets. However, Rivian has denied the allegations.
Jeremy Carlton2020-07-24 14:30 PT
U.S. automaker General Motors is developing a fully-electric van aimed at business users, including shipping companies. The van will be built at the automaker’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan. GM does “don’t want to leave the door open for Tesla” as they did in consumer passenger cars, sources say.
Eric Walz2020-06-04 09:45 PT
Electric truck startup Lordstown Motors Corp (LMC), a company that’s targeting the commercial truck market with its fully-electric vehicles, announced that its signed an exclusive licensing deal with Elaphe Propulsion Technologies, a developer of in-wheel electric motors.
Eric Walz2020-05-12 10:35 PT
Electric truck startup Bollinger Motors is among the new crop of startups developing battery-powered trucks for the consumer and commercial markets. The Ferndale, Michigan-based company unveiled today its latest electric truck platform it calls “E-Chassis.” The patent-pending E-Chassis is the world’s first and only Class 3 electric truck platform.
Eric Walz2020-03-12 10:50 PT
Ford Motor Company's Transit van is going fully-electric and will join the upcoming electric Mustang-inspired Mach-E SUV and F-150 pickup as Ford’s latest fully-electric models in development.
FutureCar Staff 2020-03-03 17:00 PT
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