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Lincoln Pulls the Plug on Rivian-Based EV

COVID-19 continues to take its toll on vehicle programs

Production

Rivian Delays EV Launches Until 2021

Coronavirus pushes plans back for Rivian’s electric pickup and SUV

Autonomous Vehicles

TuSimple, ZF Partner on Autonomous Big Rigs

Supplier giant delivers automotive knowhow to help commercialize self-driving tech

Business

Bollinger Goes Commercial with Electric Chassis

Flexible architecture can support various body styles and applications with up to a 5,000-lb payload

Business

Mike Bell Departs Rivian as CTO

Long-time Apple tech guru Mike Bell leaves EV startup after 9 months

Business

Hyundai Turns to California Startup for EV Platform

Canoo to provide “skateboard” architecture for a range of future Hyundai/Kia models

Business

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Propulsion

Amazon Expands EV Plans…with Rickshaws in India

10,000 units due to hit the streets by 2025

Hybrid

Rivian Confirms Platform for Ford EV

Electric-truck startup Rivian Automotive confirms it will supply the “skateboard” chassis to carry a premium-level electric vehicle developed by Ford.

Hybrid

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.

Design

AWS and Formula 1: Designing Better Vehicles

In 2021 Formula 1 car design will change—thanks, in part, to Amazon. Yes, Amazon.

Interiors & Electronics

Ford and Electric Vehicles—And, Yes, the Mustang Mach-E

Yes, the Mustang Mach-E. But there is a rich history here.

2020 Nissan Versa SR

Nissan has a new car for those who want a new car—not a ute.

Interiors & Electronics

Starting in 2020 new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will include Alexa integration as a feature in the infotainment system.

Starting in 2020 new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will include Alexa integration as a feature in the infotainment system.

Hybrid

Ford Touts EV Charging Options

Ford Motor Co. will offer buyers of its upcoming electric vehicles a range of charging options from home-based systems to access to more than 35,000 public charging points in the U.S.

Electronics

Audi e-tron Explained

Think of it as a real SUV that happens to be an electric vehicle

Business

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.

Electronics

GM Cars to Get Amazon’s Alexa Digital Assistant

Next year General Motors Co. will begin offering Amazon.com Inc.’s Alexa digital assistant directly through a vehicle’s infotainment system.

Interiors & Electronics

Robots in the Auto Industry

When it comes to the deployment of robots, the auto industry is the hands-down leader. Or maybe that should be “gripper down”

Mobility

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.

Economics

Autonomous-Truck Company Raises $120 Million

TuSimple Inc., a San Diego-based startup that supplies autonomous driving technology for commercial truck applications, has raised $120 million in its latest funding round.

Business

Rivian Lands $350 Million from Cox Automotive

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