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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

Electric Truck Startup Lordstown Motors Gets its First Order From Utility Company FirstEnergy

Electric Truck Startup Lordstown Motors Gets its First Order From Utility Company FirstEnergy

Electric truck startup Lordstown Motors already has a customer its first vehicle—a fully-electric pickup. Electric utility company FirstEnergy has agreed to buy 250 Endurance pickup trucks from the company.

Eric Walz2020-02-26 11:15 PT

Industry Analysis: It’s Now or Never for U.S. Automakers General Motors & Ford to Catch Up to Tesla

Industry Analysis: It’s Now or Never for U.S. Automakers General Motors & Ford to Catch Up to Tesla

As the shares of electric automaker Tesla soared since the beginning of the year, the company’s market capitalization surpassed both General Motors and Ford combined, which is an amazing accomplishment for the 17-year-old automaker. However, even before Tesla’s recent stock surge, it was still worth more than both GM and Ford individually, two legacy automaker’s with a 100-year head start on Tesla, leaving them struggling to catch up.

Eric Walz2020-02-15 07:00 PT

Rivian, Amazon Provide New Details on Upcoming Electric Vans

Rivian, Amazon Provide New Details on Upcoming Electric Vans

The startup's electric delivery vans for Amazon will hit the roads next year.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-02-08 06:00 PT

General Motors Confirms the Return of the Hummer as a 1,000 Horsepower Electric Truck

General Motors Confirms the Return of the Hummer as a 1,000 Horsepower Electric Truck

GM is bringing back the Hummer as a fully-electric, 1,000 horsepower, zero-emissions truck under the GMC badge. This time around, the new Hummer won’t be judged by its gas mileage.

Eric Walz2020-01-30 10:00 PT

Ford & EV Startup Rivian are Building the First Fully-Electric Luxury Lincoln SUV

Ford & EV Startup Rivian are Building the First Fully-Electric Luxury Lincoln SUV

With some automakers behind the curve on electric vehicles, forming partnerships with promising EV startups is one way to gain some ground on Tesla. The Ford Motor Company officially announced that it will work with Plymouth, Michigan-based company electric truck startup Rivian to built the first fully-electric SUV under its luxury Lincoln nameplate.

Eric Walz2020-01-29 11:45 PT

GM to Invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck Factory to Build Only Electric Vehicles

GM to Invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck Factory to Build Only Electric Vehicles

General Motors announced its investing $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to convert the plant to build electric vehicles, including SUVs and pickup trucks. The revamped factory will be GM’s first assembly plant 100% devoted to EV production.

Eric Walz2020-01-27 10:50 PT

GM to Revive the Hummer Nameplate as an Electric Pickup & SUV Brand, Sources Say

GM to Revive the Hummer Nameplate as an Electric Pickup & SUV Brand, Sources Say

General Motors is planning on resurrecting the Hummer nameplate as a new electric truck brand, sources said to the Wall Street Journal on Friday. The first commercials for the Hummer electric trucks are expected to run during this year's Superbowl on February 2, which serves as one of the most important (and most expensive) advertising opportunities for companies each year.

FutureCar Staff 2020-01-10 16:00 PT

With 200,000 Reservations Since Last Week, Tesla’s New Cybertruck Ignites Interest in Electric Pickups

With 200,000 Reservations Since Last Week, Tesla’s New Cybertruck Ignites Interest in Electric Pickups

Despite the unusual appearance of the Tesla Cybertruck, reservations for it topped 200,000 in just a matter of days, according to Tesla. The slew of reservations might be a good indicator of the growing interest in electric pickups.

Eric Walz2019-11-25 16:45 PT

Startup Rivian Planning to Offer Subscription Services for EVs

Startup Rivian Planning to Offer Subscription Services for EVs

Electric startup Rivian is looking to offer consumers with a subscription service that would give customers access to its electric pickup and SUV without a long-term commitment.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-10-06 06:00 PT

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