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Amazon Driver Reports 40% Faster Battery Drain When Using Climate Controls in Rivian’s Electric Delivery Van, The Information Reports

Amazon Driver Reports 40% Faster Battery Drain When Using Climate Controls in Rivian’s Electric Delivery Van, The Information Reports

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 ‘Big Two’ U.S. Automakers are Now Tesla & Rivian, With a Combined Market Cap of $1.1 Trillion

The ‘Big Two’ U.S. Automakers are Now Tesla & Rivian, With a Combined Market Cap of $1.1 Trillion

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

Will Rivian’s Fully-Electric R1T Pickup and Ford’s F-150 Lightning Prompt Tesla to Further Delay the Launch of the Cybertruck?

Will Rivian’s Fully-Electric R1T Pickup and Ford’s F-150 Lightning Prompt Tesla to Further Delay the Launch of the Cybertruck?

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

Report: Rivian Continued to Steal Secrets, Staff After Tesla Lawsuit

Report: Rivian Continued to Steal Secrets, Staff After Tesla Lawsuit

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 Warns it May Run Out of Cash

Publicly Traded Electric Truck Startup Lordstown Motors Corp Warns it May Run Out of Cash

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

Amazon Testing Rivian Electric Delivery Vans in San Francisco

Amazon Testing Rivian Electric Delivery Vans in San Francisco

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

With the F-150 Lightning, it’s Ford, Not Tesla or GM, That’s Poised Dominate the Electric Truck Market

With the F-150 Lightning, it’s Ford, Not Tesla or GM, That’s Poised Dominate the Electric Truck Market

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

Amazon's New Electric Vans Built by EV Startup Rivian Are Being Deployed in San Francisco

Amazon's New Electric Vans Built by EV Startup Rivian Are Being Deployed in San Francisco

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

Amazon Deploys its New Electric Delivery Vans in Los Angeles

Amazon Deploys its New Electric Delivery Vans in Los Angeles

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

Amazon-backed Rivian Announces Plans to Build its Own EV Charging Network

Amazon-backed Rivian Announces Plans to Build its Own EV Charging Network

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

Tesla, Lucid Motors & Rivian Join a New Lobbying Group Called 'ZETA' to Promote Electric Vehicle Adoption in the U.S.

Tesla, Lucid Motors & Rivian Join a New Lobbying Group Called 'ZETA' to Promote Electric Vehicle Adoption in the U.S.

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

In Case You Missed it: Amazon Reveals its Rivian-Built Electric Delivery Vans

In Case You Missed it: Amazon Reveals its Rivian-Built Electric Delivery Vans

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

Amazon’s New Fully-Electric Vans Represent the Future of Last-Mile Delivery

Amazon’s New Fully-Electric Vans Represent the Future of Last-Mile Delivery

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 Vehicle Startup Bollinger Motors Unveils its Battery-powered DELIVER-E Van

Electric Vehicle Startup Bollinger Motors Unveils its Battery-powered DELIVER-E Van

​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

Michigan-based Electric Truck Startup Bollinger Motors Moves into New Headquarters as the Company Prepares to Ramp Up Operations

Michigan-based Electric Truck Startup Bollinger Motors Moves into New Headquarters as the Company Prepares to Ramp Up Operations

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

Tesla Sues Electric Truck Startup Rivian for Stealing Trade Secrets

Tesla Sues Electric Truck Startup Rivian for Stealing Trade Secrets

​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

General Motors is Developing an Electric Van for Business Customers to Stave Off Tesla

General Motors is Developing an Electric Van for Business Customers to Stave Off Tesla

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

Lordstown Motors Signs Licensing Deal With Elaphe Propulsion Technologies for In-Wheel Motors for its Electric Endurance Pickup

Lordstown Motors Signs Licensing Deal With Elaphe Propulsion Technologies for In-Wheel Motors for its Electric Endurance Pickup

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

Bollinger Motors Reveals the World’s First Electric Class-3 Commercial Truck Platform

Bollinger Motors Reveals the World’s First Electric Class-3 Commercial Truck Platform

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 Announces a Fully-Electric Transit Van, it Will Debut as a 2022 Model

Ford Motor Company Announces a Fully-Electric Transit Van, it Will Debut as a 2022 Model

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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