American EV startup Rivian has begun cold-weather testing for its newest R1T all-electric pickup truck. Situated far north near the Canadian border in Baudette, Minnesota, the R1T is seen frolicking in the largest cold-weather testing facility in North America across acres of ice, snow, and forest, where temperatures regularly dip below -30 degrees Fahrenheit during the cold season. The test … Continue reading
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Rivian could go public as soon as September, Bloomberg reports. Here's what you need to know about the startup.
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The study on car-buying trends argued that Tesla "could be displaced by a worthy alternative," and people are open to other options.
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Tesla has established a "significant first mover advantage" over new entrants in EV market, but Rivian, Lucid Motors, and Fisker are also attractive, says CFRA's Garrett Nelson.
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Rivian is one of the most hotly anticipated electric vehicle upstarts of the moment. However, because of how the global pandemic slowed production, we’re having to wait a little longer before we can get a real-world look at its vehicles. Until now! Over the past week, RJ Scaringe, the boss of Amazon-backed Rivian, has posted a series of short videos to his Twitter account which show a couple of Rivian R1T electric trucks being put through their paces on mud, snow, and dusty rock. The videos also show just how capable the R1T is at tackling steep inclines and declines… This story continues at The Next Web
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One of the most exciting electric vehicle manufacturers bringing vehicles to market is called Rivian. The company has drawn massive investments from automakers and venture capitalists alike. It plans to launch a completely electric SUV and an electric pickup with its own dealer network. While all preorders for Rivian vehicles so far have been made online, it plans on selling … Continue reading
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Here's the story of my seven-day off-road adventure in Rivian's new electric truck.
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The first of Amazon's all-electric delivery trucks, built in partnership with EV startup Rivian, are making their first deliveries to customers in Los Angeles.
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Amazon’s new electric delivery vans are already out on the road, with the Rivian-made fleet puttering into duty in Los Angeles. It’s the narrow end of what Amazon promises will be a very wide wedge eventually, with 100,000 of the custom e-vans on order from the electric vehicle startup. Amazon and Rivian promised when they announced that deal that the … Continue reading
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Amazon’s new electric delivery vans will hit the road in more than a dozen cities starting this year, the company announced Wednesday. The vans, which are being designed and built by buzzy EV startup Rivian, are already making deliveries to customers in Los Angeles. Amazon plans to expand its testing to 15 more cities this year, as it continues to build toward a fleet of 10,000 vehicles by 2022. The companies did not name which cities they would choose. In a short video published today, Amazon touts the fact that the vans were designed, built, and are now being tested within a year. “We’re loving the enthusiasm from customers so far—from the photos we see online to the car fans who stop our drivers for a first-hand look at the vehicle,”... Continue reading…
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Waymo CEO John Krafcik said Tesla is "no competitor at all" for its autonomous vehicles, according an interview with Germany's Manager Magazin.
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Ford is also developing an electric version of its popular F-150 pick-up truck and Mustang convertible, dubbed the Mach-E.
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Electric vehicle startup has raised a further $2.65 billion, another funding round as the automaker aims to take on Tesla and others with new pickup and SUV models, in addition to building a zero-emissions delivery fleet for Amazon. The new round – made up of new and existing investors – takes Rivian’s total raise since the start of 2019 to … Continue reading
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Image: Rivian Amazon-backed electric vehicle startup Rivian has raised another $2.65 billion, bolstering its position as one of the most well-funded EV startups in the world. The investment round was led by T. Rowe Price and included Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, Fidelity Management and Research Company, and investment firms Coatue and D1 Capital Partners, along with “several other existing and new investors,” according to the startup. The new money arrives a mere six months after Rivian raised $2.5 billion, and about a year after it raised $1.3 billion. It has now raised more than $8 billion to date. Rivian has raised some $8 billion to date It’s hard to say exactly how much Rivian has in the bank, given that it has spent a lot already to hire a... Continue reading…
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Plus: The Google bonus scheme that propelled its self-driving dreams, six women building the future of transportation at GM and FCA, and more.
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One of the most exciting parts of buying a new car is configuring it to your specification. Choosing the interior, wheels, add-on features, and of course, the color. Cars have been, and probably always will be, extensions of our identity. Like jewelry that we climb inside, the cars we drive have the power to say a lot about who we are. Sadly, most carmakers these days have a fairly limited color palette, unless you’re willing to pay big bucks and wait for a custom spray. Thankfully, manufacturers are recognizing that customers favor affordable ways of making their vehicles unique. [Read: Meet… This story continues at The Next Web
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Such a valuation would put Rivian within spitting distance of Ford's market cap, but wouldn't hold a candle to Tesla's near-$700-billion value.
The keynote will shed light on some of the 30 upcoming electric cars, SUVs and trucks from GM's brands, possibly including an electric Chevy pickup.
This past year was slated by some to be the “year of the EV.” Having seen a number of new electric vehicles reach the market, it’s certainly been a very positive year for electrified cars — even despite the global pandemic. Here at SHIFT, we think that in 10 years time — when gasoline vehicles are banned — we’ll look back on an entire decade of EVs that will be worth remembering. There will be highlights for sure, but we doubt that one year alone will stand out among the rest. Why? Because 2021 will be another year that we see many… This story continues at The Next Web
With well over a dozen new EVs hitting streets in 2021, there's been no better time to shop for a battery-powered car.
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