Rivian's R1T, an all-electric pick up truck is displayed at the Amazon booth during CES 2020
Tips, Tricks & Trends

When Was Rivian Founded?

You may think of Tesla when you hear about electric vehicles and innovation. However, there is another name that is fast becoming popular in the EV circles. Rivian Automotive is driven by a founder with a vision and backed by some of the most influential funding partners in business. Premium SUVs of the electric variety …

2021 Rivian R1T
Hybrids & Electrics

Rivian’s Electric Pickup Truck Will Cost Less Than Expected

In recent months, the electric pickup truck market has gained new competitors. Hummer’s coming back in all-electric truck form, and GM’s Lordstown plant has been recommissioned for electric pickup production. Perhaps that’s the motivation behind Rivian’s latest announcement. Fresh off the heels of new investments and feature introductions, the company has revealed the R1T electric …

Rivian R1T tank turn
Hybrids & Electrics

Are These Electric Truck Features Actually Useful, or Just Gimmicks?

It’s easy, with how today’s media consumption, for an automaker to market any feature as something ground-breaking. Especially with electric pickup trucks, a segment where manufacturers need to differentiate themselves. Some, like Bollinger, let the truck’s capability and design do the talking. Others, such as Tesla, can sometimes lean on sensationalist methods. Is setting up …

Rivian R1S
Trucks & SUVs

Lincoln Developing All-Electric SUV With Rivian

Now we know how the Rivian technology will tie into Ford Motor Company trucks. The skateboard that underpins the Rivian pickup will become the base for the next all-electric Lincoln SUV. This will be the first Ford product utilizing the electric skateboard chassis from startup Rivian. Earlier this year Ford invested $500,000 into the company …

Rivian R1T
Trucks & SUVs

The Rivian Vs Tesla Pickup Truck Wars

In the electric truck wars, there are currently only two players; Tesla and Rivian. Oh sure, there are others, but none with the cred of these two companies. Or as much to lose. Neither has produced anything, but right now Rivian has the advantage because it has shown its hand.  In just a few days …

Ford F150 Electric Prototype-001
Trucks & SUVs

Why Ford Is Developing an Electric F-150

The most-watched development happening in Pickup Land is how Ford will approach the impending electrification of everything vehicular. Its F-150 has been the best-selling truck for 42 years, so an electric F-150 must come. There is no way Ford will let anything get in the way of this massive moneymaking franchise. While Tesla, Rivian, and …