Rivian, Rivian, Rivian. Everyone’s talking about Rivian. And I can see why. I was at the LA Auto Show when Rivian launched their new R1T and S1T back in 2018, and obviously I wish I’d paid more attention, because back then I remember thinking, “cool! Anyway.” Fast-forward to 2021 and Rivian transformed itself from a … More Can Rivian beat Tesla?
We’re gonna have to talk about Nikola for the second day in a row because after delivering its first electric semi trucks, the Arizona-based EV manufacturer is moving on, putting past legal issues behind it with a $125mln settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It’s a well-known story but let’s do a … More Nikola Motor is [officially] no longer in trouble after agreeing to a multi-million-dollar settlement with the SEC
Nikola Motor (after Nikola Tesla) made a lot of noise for a variety of reasons. First, they stormed into the market promising the moon and more. Then, they got in trouble due to some pretty serious fraud allegations against the [former] CEO Trevor Milton, which ended up harming the company’s reputation. Milton was indicted on … More Nikola Motor just delivered its first TRE semi trucks
Rivian went public a few months ago and one of the key elements of being a public company is you have to report everything and anything to the shareholders. That’s how we know that Rivian has finally delivered its first electric SUVs (after the trucks), while committing to a $5bln investment in the new production … More Rivian plans $5bln facility in Georgia, reports $1.2bln Q4 loss, delivers first electric SUVs
A couple of weeks ago, PepsiCo (yup, the company that sells, among other things, Pepsi soda) announced it will actually take delivery of its first Tesla Semi. And when I say first, I mean first of many. At least 15 by the end of the year. So they say. They say they’ll get it by … More PepsiCo will soon get its first Tesla Semi
Ford wants you to know that the 2022 Maverick Hybrid, can achieve an EPA-tested 42 MPG in the city. Mind you, when they say ‘in the city’, I’m fairly certain they don’t mean New York City or LA. The Maverick Hybrid is powered by a 2.5-litre EcoBoost engine, paired with a tiny electric unit, for … More 2022 Ford Maverick is America’s most fuel-efficient truck, apparently
You know the drill with Elon Musk. He says he’ll build XY Cybetrucks by tomorrow, you’ll know he’ll deliver, but you know it won’t be tomorrow. But Tesla fans, enthusiasts, buyers, evangelists, owners have faith – and a lot of it – which explains the astounding number of reservations it‘s received for the Cybertruck: around … More Over 1.3 million people have bought a Tesla Cybertruck (but no one’s seen it yet)
A discussion involving the names ‘Tesla’ and ‘Edison’ would definitely end up in a fight so we’ll just gloss over that and focus on the fact that this truck is indeed named after Nikola Tesla’s rival: Edison. Well, technically the name of the company is EdisonFuture. They call it the ’EF1-T’ – the T stands … More A massive, solar-powered truck named after Edison