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
April 24th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
It is time for the quintessential American vehicle to finally go electric, and no, I'm not talking about another Tesla. Ford has announced a $500 million equity investment into electric truck and SUV builder Rivian. Ford hopes to use the injection of cash to get a foot in the door for the development of a line of electric trucks and SUVs built on top of Rivian's electric vehicle skateboard platform
April 13th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
General Motors has been discussing a possible collaboration with Rivian. GM would get access to Rivian's electric truck and SUV technology in exchange for an unspecified investment. Those talks have now reached a dead end according to Fortune.
February 17th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
The US market isn’t growing particularly fast and the SUV and pickup market in China is a tiny fraction of the smaller EV market
February 17th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
Recently, we met with Rivian's Founder and CEO, Robert "RJ" Scaringe, for an in-depth look into the wild Rivian adventure. What we found was a dynamic team building products on an unfulfilled segment of the electric vehicle (EV) revolution — SUVs and pickup trucks. Now, finally, America has what it's been waiting for — it's big, it's green, it's off-road, and it's electric
February 15th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Amazon has led a $700 million funding round for Rivian, the electric pickup and SUV startup headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan. Production is scheduled to begin in late 2020.
February 13th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Reuters is reporting that General Motors and Amazon are in talks with Rivian that could lead to either or both investing in the Michigan company.
February 13th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
I published an article early this morning about a potential partnership between GM and Tesla in which GM would build electric trucks using Tesla powertrains. Tesla denied such a partnership and GM declined to comment on the story
January 26th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The electric vehicle (EV) industry was booming in 2018. It was the most booming year of a booming decade for EVs. Below is a long, long rundown of notables changes in the industry in
January 25th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
News flash! GM might consider making an electric pickup truck some day in the far distant future if people are willing to pay enough to make it worth the company's while. OK. We can all go back to sleep now.
January 13th, 2019 | by Sponsored Content
The clean energy vehicle revolution is giving rise to a new generation of Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric vehicles that are largely being ushered into the market by a new breed of startups
January 1st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The most popular CleanTechnica stories of the past month, surprisingly, led with a story about why to not buy a Tesla. (Sort of.)
December 23rd, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Rivian took the Los Angeles Auto Show by storm for the reveal of its fully electric truck and SUV. Both are based on the same skateboard-style electric chassis, which will be available with three different battery sizes for a maximum range of 400+ miles per charge in the largest configuration
December 16th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show is over and leaves us with a few questions, observations, and trends to report back. In this first part, we take a look at startups and how they go head to head against more established carmakers, as well as the difference between the media days and public days. In part 2, we will look more closely at traditional carmakers
December 5th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Rivian rolled into Los Angeles in grand style with not one, but two, new fully electric vehicles that have been crafted to bring sport and utility into the world of electric vehicles
December 4th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show 2018 shows a new face, new trends, and that electric vehicles (EV) are here to stay — despite a fairly low turnout
December 1st, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
From Tesla Summon to Nissan drama to New York EV support, here's a rundown of notable electric vehicle news — notable changes or findings in the EV industry — during the month of November
May 30th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Rivian is an Illinois-based startup that is following an alternate path. It is quietly going about its business of building a 5-passenger electric pickup truck called the A1T and a 7-passenger electric SUV called the A1C. Both vehicles will use the same basic chassis featuring a battery pack in the middle and an electric motor at each end