Rivian

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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