Rivian

23rd May 2022

Weekly Brief: Ultramini BEVs Unlikely to Score in Supersizing US

The EV revolution is going ultramini. Nissan and Mitsubishi unveiled a pair of mini electric vehicles that will hit the Japanese market this summer. Everything about the EVs is...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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16th May 2022

Weekly Brief: EV Start-Ups Struggle as Established Brands Advance

Lordstown Motors lives to fight another day. The embattled EV start-up cut an 11th hour deal with Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn to purchase its Ohio factory for $230M. The...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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12th May 2022

Volkswagen To Take on US Electric SUV and Pickup Market

Volkswagen is planning to take on the all-electric SUV and pickup market in the US by launching its own American BEV models by 2026. The move appears to be...

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29th November 2021

Weekly Brief: Electric Cars Failed to Electrify LA Auto Show

The first traditional auto show in two years returned to American soil last week. Carmakers, critics, pundits and members of the general public filed into the LA Convention Center...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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22nd November 2021

Weekly Brief: Investors Get Excited about ‘iCar’ Rumors

Apple wants a self-driving car on the road as soon as 2025. Leaks from inside the tech giant’s secretive self-driving car initiative, Project Titan, paint a picture of a...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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15th November 2021

Weekly Brief: Hot-Head BEV Investors Risk Ignoring Legacy Automakers

Electric vehicle start-up Rivian went public last week in the largest IPO of 2021. The company debuted with a share price of $106.75, which rose 22% in its first...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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6th September 2021

Weekly Brief: Heady EV Days for Start-Ups and Established Carmakers Alike

Genesis is the latest auto brand to join the onrush toward an all-electric future. The brand said last week that it plans to wave goodbye to internal combustion engines...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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24th May 2021

Weekly Brief: Ford’s ‘Budget’ BEV Pickup Claims Game-Changer Status

The most popular vehicle in America went electric last week when Ford launched the F-150 Lightning pickup truck. The Lightning ditches the F-150’s traditional gasoline V6 engine for a...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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4th May 2020

Weekly Brief: Car Production Restarts But Some Projects Won’t Come Back

Add the connected car service, Automatic, to the growing list of Coronavirus casualties in the auto industry. SiriusXM announced last week that it will cancel its service, which made...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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23rd September 2019

Weekly Brief: Amazon Takes 100,000 EV Punt on Start-Up With No Sales

Delivery vehicles are a fixture of the US landscape. From brown UPS trucks to boxy white US Postal Service vans, from the glaring yellow of DHL to the purple...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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25th April 2019

Ford Tries Skateboard Tech For Next-Gen BEV

Ford plans to develop its next generation BEV using architecture perfected for electric skateboards. The powertrain will be based on a platform now being deployed by Rivian for its...

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28th November 2018

Rivian R1S Electric SUV Boasts ADAS Features, 410-Mile Range

Electric vehicle startup Rivian is catering to eco-conscious off-road enthusiasts, offering the R1T pickup truck and R1S UV based on the company's skateboard platform.

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