Rivian files trademark for electric bikes

Electric vehicle maker Rivian filed a new trademark for bicycles and electric bikes, as well as their corresponding structural parts. The move might signal that Rivian is considering getting on the e-bike demand train and diversifying its portfolio with a product that is cheaper to produce at scale than electric pickup trucks and in line […]

Rivian produced a skosh more than 1,000 electric vehicles in 2021

U.S. electric automaker Rivian reported Monday it produced 1,015 vehicles in 2021 — a figure that is in line with expectations that the company lowered last month. Rivian  delivered 920 vehicles by the end of 2021, according to a release issued Monday. Rivian has more than 71,000 “pre-orders” (meaning refundable reservations) for its R1T pickup […]

The Chevy Silverado finally goes electric

General Motors just pulled the sheet off the Chevrolet Silverado EV. It has a range of 400 miles, up to 664 horsepower, and a starting price of $39,900 for a basic work truck edition. The fully loaded, four-wheel steering RST First Edition costs $105,000. Both will hit production lines in 2023. Can’t wait? Get in […]

Amazon to bolster delivery fleet with all-electric Ram ProMaster vans

Amazon will add Stellantis’ all-electric Ram ProMaster van to its fleet when the vehicle launches in 2023 as the e-commerce giant pushes to meet its pledge to be carbon neutral by 2040. The companies said Wednesday that Amazon would be the first commercial customer of the upcoming all-electric van as part of a broader partnership […]

Rivian to invest IPO wealth into new Georgia factory, battery tech

Rivian will use some of the $13.7 billion it raised when it publicly listed its shares to build a second factory in Georgia that has double the capacity of its plant in Illinois. The company, which made the announced Thursday as part of its first earnings report, said the funds will be used to expand […]

Space Florida’s incredible shrinking Rivian stake

It would have been a legendary payoff for any investor, let alone a public agency: swapping an undrivable car for a multibillion-dollar stake in a hot new EV startup. Until last year, Space Florida, the state’s economic development agency for aerospace, believed that it owned 3% of Rivian as a result of a canny lease-back […]

Torture testing a Porsche Cayenne S on the Rebelle Rally

The killer app of any tech is to make your life easier and more comfortable; the GPS in your car helps you find the best route to a restaurant when traffic is backed up, if you have cruise control, you can set a speed on the highway to ensure that you don’t get a ticket. […]