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Batteries

Rivian Lands Former Tesla Engineering Exec

Nick Kalayjian to helm the company’s engineering operations as it prepares to launch its first EVs

Hybrid

Cheap Chinese EVs Coming to Texas

Geely affiliate to launch U.S. sales this year

Sales

Tesla Picks Texas for New Plant Site, Files Lawsuit Against Rivian

There’s never a dull moment for the EV giant  

Sales

The End of the Continental & The Trouble with Cars

Not even Matthew McConaughey could say “Alright, alright, alright” about its numbers

Production

Lordstown Electric Truck Takes Shape

Endurance promises best-in-class traction and sports car-like handling

Batteries

GM to Join EV Delivery Van Race?

New niche lacks a market leader

Chris Theodore and the Amazing Cars He Helped Create

On this edition of “Autoline After Hours” we have a man who is literally a living legend in the industry

Business

A New Normal for Autonomous Startups: Discount M&A Pricing?

Amazon could land Zoox for $1.1 billion, well under the company’s previous valuation

Production

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 1

Factory relaunch schedules stretch out amid uncertainties

Hybrid

Lincoln Pulls the Plug on Rivian-Based EV

COVID-19 continues to take its toll on vehicle programs

Hybrid

Rivian Delays EV Launches Until 2021

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

Hybrid

Karma Aims to Join EV Platform-Sharing Club

Autonomous utility van and high-powered supercar among 22 possible variants

Batteries

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

Economics

Ford’s New COO Could See Pay Jump 32%

It’s all about delivering the company’s long-awaited overhaul

Hybrid

Hyundai Turns to California Startup for EV Platform

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

Fuel Cells

Nikola Reveals Electric Pickup Plans

Nikola jumps into a crowded electric pickup truck market

Autonomous Vehicles

A Tough Year for U.S. Carmakers

GM, Ford and Chrysler emerge from a tough year

Production

UPS Places Big Order for Electric Vehicles from Arrival

You may not have heard of Arrival, a British electric vehicle company, but odds are it is going to become more prevalent in the conversation thanks to a focus on commercial vehicles

Hybrid

Amazon Expands EV Plans…with Rickshaws in India

10,000 units due to hit the streets by 2025

Assembly

A Quick Word About Electric Trucks @ GM Detroit-Hamtramck

GM sees an all-electric future. It must have quite the telescope

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.

Hybrid

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.