December 27th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
We awoke Christmas morning to a cool surprise from Rivian: its trucks and SUVs are going to be capable of tank turns! The short video was widely shared, but few people seemed to understand that it's actually a useful feature
December 24th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Rivian has not even begun building pre-production versions of its RiT electric truck and R1S electric SUV, but it raised almost $3 billion in 2019, capped by its most recent funding round that added $1.3 billion to the company's coffers. This latest round was led by T. Rowe Price, which is also a major investor in Tesla
December 11th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
A new survey by Autolist reveals some surprising findings about electric pickup trucks. One thing is for sure: the Tesla CyberTruck has certainly set tongues wagging. Love it or hate it, it's a game changer.
December 9th, 2019 | by Winter Wilson
In our first ever episode of a new "EV Boom" podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Roger Atkins, founder of Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd and self-described “jack of all trades, master of none,” to discuss Roger’s insights into lithium-ion batteries and the electric vehicle industry
December 3rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Legacy automakers are struggling to bring electric cars to market. EV startups are struggling to build actual automobiles. Are you seeing where this is going?
November 27th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Press reports say the First Edition of the Ford Mustang Mach-E is sold out and that Lincoln is working on an electric SUV as the EV revolution moves forward.
November 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla, Rivian, and the other members of the National Coalition for Advanced Transportation have joined California and 22 other states in their lawsuit against the EPA and DOT.
November 19th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
GM has cancelled its appearance at CES 2020, citing the recent strike as the reason. It was scheduled to reveal one or more prototype vehicles. Could one of them be an electric pickup truck?
October 12th, 2019 | by Paul Jan Jacobs
Companies like Tencent, Baidu, Amazon, Samsung, Google, IKEA, Goldman Sachs, Citi, Renault-Nissan, and many more are investing heavily in the field of electric mobility, according to The Global e-Mobility Funding Report for Q2 2019.
It seems like all Forbes 500 companies have awoken and now want to tap into an industry that is projected to have a value of over $500 billion in
September 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Amazon has announced a major initiative to reduce its carbon emissions and set a goal of 2040. The plan includes 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian.
September 11th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Rivian has brought another giant investor on board today with the announcement that Cox Automotive is injecting $350 million as an equity investment. The investment opens the doors for the two companies to work together in service operations, logistics, and digital retailing, according to the press release announcing the deal
September 10th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford blasted onto the scene with a host of new vehicles for the European market that rolled in alongside new details about its plans for the electrification of its vehicle lineup.
The announcement represents a significant step forward for Ford, but underwhelms with significant caveats that Ford expects more than 50% of Ford passenger vehicle sales to be "electrified" by the end of 2022. Right up front in the announcement, Ford excludes its cash cow and the least efficient vehicles in the Ford stable, its F-series trucks
August 18th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Ford and Rivian are up to something but what? Ford CEO Jim Hackett says don't assume it will be an electric pickup truck.
June 15th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Rivian hosted a roundtable discussion for 800 of its reservation holders to talk a little bit about how the company is progressing in the move to production. They also took the opportunity to talk about an exciting microgrid project they're working on with the Honnold Foundation in Puerto Rico
May 29th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
A recent article in the Detroit Free Press issues a broadside attack on electric pickup trucks. Here's how the story by Mark Phalen begins: "Who needs an electric pickup? Why? There’s no evidence consumers are clamoring for battery-powered pickups, but the auto industry and investment communities can’t stop talking about them."
May 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Chanan Bos and I sat down with Zac from the hugely popular YouTube show Now You Know. We talked almost entirely about Tesla, but also about the Now You Know show and a few other cleantech topics
May 8th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
GM is considering selling its shuttered Lordstown factory to Workhorse. Could there be more to the conversation. When we know, you'll know.
April 28th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
There's good news and bad news for EV drivers in Colorado. The legislature voted down a direct sales bill but approved one imposing fines on drivers who block EV chargers.
April 27th, 2019 | by Nexus Media
Small, nimble startups are leading the shift to electric cars, while big U.S. automakers and oil majors are struggling to keep up
April 27th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Chanan Bos and I sat down with Galileo Russell, CEO, Founder, Director, Producer, and Host of HyperChange TV. Our conversation ran for 1½ hours, so I've split it into two episodes. Below is the first episode (and a text summary), and the second episode (+ summary) will be published tomorrow