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Back in September 2019, Amazon announced that it was ordering a total of 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian. This announcement came after Amazon had invested $750 million into the EV maker in its efforts to become net zero carbon across all of its operations by the year 2040. Now, Amazon is revealing the actual production version of its electric delivery van, and not just the renders that were previously shown. The real-life vehicle is a dead ringer for the prototype renders with complete with a cutesy “face” and big, round LED headlights. Out back, you see a large grouping of LEDs tail lights shaped like an upside down “U” that completely... Read more...
With all of the hoopla surrounding the Tesla Cybertruck in recent weeks, the Rivian R1T has relegated to the shadows in the electric truck world. While the Cybertruck looks like something out of Bladerunner, the R1T -- for better or worse -- looks more like a regular pickup. However, don't let those looks fool you; Rivian is showing off a new feature of the upcoming quad-motor version of its R1T that no other production truck can pull off at this point. Rivian is calling this new feature the "Tank Turn", and it allows the R1T to basically spin 360 degrees in-place.  This might be handy for pulling off a bad-ass "u-turn" to impress your friends, or to get out of a tricky... Read more...
Lookout Tesla, there's a new electric vehicle (EV) startup looking to make waves in the industry. We've already sold you about Rivian, which is planning to bring both the R1T pickup truck and R1S crossover SUV to market early next decade. The company has already score $500 million in funding from Ford and another $750 million from Amazon. Amazon is looking to cash in on its investment by overhauling its local delivery fleet, which currently consists primarily of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. The new, unnamed Rivian vans are of course powered by an electric motor(s) and a lithium-ion battery pack, although there were absolutely no details provided with regards to specifications. But from the... Read more...
Watch out, Tesla. There’s a new EV startup in town and it has the backing of one of the largest companies in the world. Earlier this week, we reported that both General Motors and Amazon were considering investing in Rivian, which is on track to deliver an all-electric pickup truck and crossover SUV early next decade. Today, Rivian has confirmed that Amazon has invested a healthy $700 million into the company. Amazon is not a company that throws around money on a whim, so it must see some incredible potential in Rivian and its product lineup. It’s also likely that Amazon got a peek at some strong preorder numbers for the R1T (pickup) and R1S (crossover) that eased any fears... Read more...
When the Rivian R1T pickup and its R1S SUV counterpart were first revealed back in late November, many were understandably skeptical. After all, we’ve heard a lot about “Tesla Killers” over the years, but none has really stepped up to the challenge… yet. But according to a new report, Rivian could soon be getting a big boost in confidence (and funds) from two unlikely sources. According to Reuters, both Amazon and General Motors are looking at taking minority stakes in the Michigan-based automotive startup. Based on comments from people familiar with the backroom financials, the investment would value Rivian at between $1 billion to $2 billion. If all goes... Read more...
We all know that Tesla is working on a burly pickup truck to add to its electric vehicle family, but it isn't the only company that is looking to take on the titans in the industry. Rivian, a U.S.-based automotive startup, is hoping to turn a few heads with its new R1T. This is a mid-sized pickup that would compare favorably in size and capacity against the likes of the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon and the upcoming Ford Ranger. What's most mind-boggling about the R1T is its alleged specs. Being that this is an electric vehicle, it will come from the factory with standard all-wheel drive thanks to there being a drive motor attached to each wheel.... Read more...