EV Startup Rivian Gets $1.3 Billion in New Funding

Electric car startups are still attracting major funding from hopeful investors. The latest example: $1.3 billion landed by Michigan-based Rivian Automotive.

Lincoln to Use EV Chassis by Rivian?

Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln brand reportedly plans to introduce its first battery-powered SUV in 2022, using a platform developed by EV startup Rivian Automotive LLC.

GM Electric Pickup Due in Two Years

The all-electric pickup General Motors Co. is developing will be introduced in autumn 2021, CEO Mary Barra tells investors.

Rivian Plans Subscriptions for Its EVs

Michigan-based Rivian Automotive LLC says it will offer customers a subscription option to buying the electric trucks and SUVs it plans to begin making next year at its factory in Normal, Ill.

Amazon Orders 100,000 Rivian Electric Vans

Amazon.com Inc., which led a $700 million investment round in Rivian Automotive LLC earlier this year, has agreed to purchase 100,000 electric vans from the Plymouth, Mich.-based startup company.

Rivian Lands $350 Million from Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. is investing $350 million in Plymouth, Mich.-based electric truck startup Rivian Automotive LLC.

Rivian-Based Ford EV an SUV?

Ford Motor Co. has finalized most of the engineering details for the all-electric vehicle it is developing with Rivian Automotive LLC, Ford CEO Jim Hackett tells Motor Trend.

Electric F-150 Prototype Tows 1.2 Million Pounds

An all-electric variant of Ford Motor Co.’s F-150 pickup truck has shown it can pull 10 double-decker rail cars—with 42 conventionally powered F-150s inside—weighing more than 1.2 million lbs.

Electric Hummer in the Works?

General Motors Co. may revive its rugged Hummer nameplate, which was killed in 2010, with an all-electric SUV, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Aluminum Sheet for EV Battery Enclosure

As the number of electric vehicles (EVs) is about to increase almost exponentially, aluminum supplier Novelis is preparing to provide customers—be they OEMs or suppliers—with solutions, not only such things as aluminum sheet products for closures, but the company has developed what it says is the first-ever aluminum-sheet battery enclosure.

GM Confirms Plans for Electric Pickup Truck

General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra says the company will eventually introduce its own all-electric pickup truck, but she provided no details about the program.

Bollinger Motors: The Craft Movement for the Auto Industry?

Robert Bollinger is not your typical guy with an industrial design degree from Carnegie Mellon. Although he had hoped to study automotive design, that wasn’t in the cards.

Ford Partners with Rivian on Electric Truck

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to invest $500 million in Rivian Automotive LLC and partner with the Plymouth, Mich.-based startup on an electric truck.

Rivian Gets Even More Money, Now From Ford

The electrification of automotive is serious business. This week it was announced that Ford is making a $500-million equity investment in Rivian.

Report: Talks End Between GM, Rivian Electric Truck Startup

Talks about a major investment by General Motors Co. in electric truck developer Rivian Automotive LLC appear dead, sources tell Bloomberg News.

VW Connects with Amazon and Siemens on Manufacturing

Amazon is increasing its penetration into the auto industry not just through things like Alexa and its multi-million-dollar investment in EV developer Rivian, but also with its Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will be used for its “Volkswagen Industrial Cloud,” which will combine the data from all of the machinery and equipment in the company’s 122 facilities. 

The Transformation of the Auto Industry

One of the ways that Karma marked its fifth anniversary was announcing that it has invested $7.5-million in its Irvine, California, facility, including a powertrain test facility.

U.K. Startup Taps Former McLaren F1 Designer to Refine Electric Supercar

Dendrobium Automotive Ltd. has hired legendary designer Peter Stevens to refine the company’s D-1 supercar concept, which was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva auto show.

Rivian and Bollinger: Purposeful EVs

At the LA Auto Show last fall, Rivian rolled out with two electric vehicles, the R1T, a five-passenger pickup truck, and the R1S, an SUV.

Rivian Files Patent for Removable Auxiliary Battery

Plymouth, Mich.-based electric vehicle startup Rivian Automotive LLC has filed a U.S. patent for a range-extending, removable auxiliary battery that could be stored in the pickup bed of its upcoming R1T EV.

Engineering the 2020 Cadillac XT6

Cadillac currently has three non-car vehicles in its lineup, the imposing and possibly venerable Escalade, the XT5, which started its existence as the SRX and is now crushing it in the market, and the most recent, the compact XT4, which is in a sweet spot for those looking to get into the premium portion of the market.

Rivian Lands $700 Million in New Funding Led by Amazon

Rivian Automotive LLC has attracted $700 million in new equity investment led by Amazon.com Inc.

GM, Amazon May Buy Stakes in Rivian EV Startup

General Motors and Amazon may invest in Rivian Automotive LLC, the Michigan-based startup that hopes to launch an all-electric pickup truck in 2020, sources tell Reuters.