California-based Zero Labs has developed a standardized platform that can be used to convert a variety of classic car models to electric drive. The platform is expected to be available in the fall of 2021, when the manufacturer also plans to release a list of all classic cars that can be converted based on the underpinnings.
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US manufacturer Atlis Motor Vehicles is now quoting prices for its XT all-electric pickup truck unveiled last year, which will be offered with three battery options for 300, 400 and 500 miles (around 480, 640 and 800 km) and is due to launch in 2021.
Around 10,000 pre-orders have apparently already been placed for the all-electric GMC Hummer EV Edition 1, which was unveiled at the end of October, and General Motors is already considering increasing production numbers as a result.
Electric car startup Rivian is reportedly close to closing a multi-billion dollar funding round, with a media report saying the new investments will give Rivian a valuation of $25 billion (around €20 billion).
Lordstown Motors plans to start production of its all-electric Endurance pickup truck this September, and with that in mind, it has signed a multi-year contract with LG Energy Solution to supply battery cells.
In the aftermath of the 2020 financial results, Elon Musk has somewhat fleshed out the timelines for future models, saying the Semi e-truck and Cybertruck e-pickup could start up now - but the bottleneck is battery cells.
California-based startup Canoo has unveiled an electric pickup truck that will be available for pre-order starting in the second quarter of 2021 and will begin shipping in 2023. It will be available with either one or two electric motors and will offer more than 200 miles (320 km) of range.
Short-seller Hindenburg Research has now taken aim at the next up-and-coming electric car maker after Nikola Motor and Kandi: this time it's startup Lordstown Motors, which is being hit with serious allegations.
General Motors has officially announced an all-battery electric Chevrolet Silverado. The Chevrolet-branded electric pickup truck will be produced at the "Factory Zero" electric vehicle plant in Detroit-Hamtramck - but GM is not yet giving a specific timeline for production.
In the US state of Hawaii, a new law requires the entire state fleet to be converted to electric vehicles, by 2030 for passenger cars and 2035 for light trucks.
Ford has unveiled the long-awaited all-electric variant of its F-150 pickup truck in the U.S. Called the F-150 Lightning, the model is scheduled to go on sale in spring 2022 with two battery options for 230 or 300 miles of range.
Lordstown Motors plans to start production of its all-electric Endurance pickup truck in September, but now Lordstown CEO Steve Burns has announced that the company needs additional capital, and without it, it can only produce half the number of units it originally targeted.
Electric car startup Lordstown Motors has officially warned of going-concern risks for the company in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. CEO Steve Burns had already made public a need for more capital a few weeks ago, and the planned start of production in the fall appears to be in jeopardy.
Volkswagen plans to "massively realign" its electric car plans for the U.S. in response to the new U.S. President Joe Biden's eMobility-friendly course, Thomas Ulbrich, VW brand board member for development, announced to media representatives in Munich now.
US electric car startup Rivian is planning six more models by 2025 after its R1T pickup and R1S SUV, and now, fittingly, the company has trademarked six new model names.
Financially troubled electric car startup Lordstown Motors has a new idea to bring in fresh capital: the company could share its manufacturing facility with other automakers.
Ford is reported to have doubled production targets for the electric version of its F-150 pickup truck ahead of its spring 2022 launch, saying the second-largest U.S. automaker is now aiming for annual production of more than 80,000 vehicles in 2024.
Financially troubled electric car startup Lordstown Motors has named a new CEO, Daniel Ninivaggi, following the resignations of Steve Burns as CEO and Julio Rodriguez as chief financial officer.
Electric car maker Rivian says it has filed its documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering (IPO). According to the filing, Rivian wants to do the IPO on its own and not merge with an exchange shell, as many other eMobility companies have done.
After US electric car startup Rivian twice delayed the start of deliveries for its R1T e-pickup, the time has apparently come: according to founder and CEO RJ Scaringe, the first customer vehicle has now rolled off the production line.
Ford has begun pre-production of the F-150 Lightning, with the e-pickup set to launch in spring 2022. Due to high demand, Ford has since confirmed it will significantly increase production.
US electric car manufacturer Rivian is now completing its announced US IPO, placing 153 million shares on Wall Street at $78 each. Rivian will be listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market with immediate effect under the ticker symbol RIVN.
Ford is no longer accepting reservations for the all-electric F-150 Lightning as of now, and instead plans to convert existing reservations into firm orders starting in January 2022. Most recently, Ford CEO Jim Farley had mentioned that the number of pre-orders was approaching 200,000.
Rivian has set the location for its planned second U.S. plant: it will be located east of Atlanta in the state of Georgia and will be capable of producing up to 400,000 electric vehicles per year when completed, with construction scheduled to begin in the summer of 2022 and production to start in 2024.
Rivian has delayed deliveries of its R1T and R1S models with the largest battery to 2023, saying the reason is that most of the roughly 71,000 pre-orders of the R1T and R1S in the U.S. and Canada have chosen the medium battery option and will be prioritized.
Ford has again increased its production target for the all-electric F-150 Lightning, with plans to nearly double production to 150,000 units of the electric vehicle annually at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn - to meet high demand.
High demand for the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning has apparently led to some dealers in the U.S. charging customers thousands of dollars more than the list price for early delivery dates, with isolated reports of a markup of up to $30,000. Ford is now threatening that dealers will be charged with such sales practices at [...]
Tesla has confirmed in an internal email its plan to begin deliveries of the Model Y Performance from Grünheide in March, something a change in the configurator had previously only hinted at.
After General Motors issued a goal a few days ago to deliver a total of 400,000 electric vehicles in North America this year and next, there are now more details on production plans for 2022. Two models in particular are now expected to produce significantly higher numbers.
Ram Trucks, the U.S. commercial vehicle subsidiary of the Stellantis Group, has announced a battery-electric version of its Ram 1500 pickup truck for 2024 and shown a first teaser. Ram plans to electrify all of its vehicle segments by 2030 at the latest.
Rivian reported its fourth quarter and full year 2021 financials, and due to the expenses of the production ramp-up, the loss widened tremendously. With shipments still at manageable levels, revenues remain low.
Tesla has officially opened its factory in Austin, Texas, where it will produce the Model Y with the new 4680 cells, which will also be manufactured on site and integrated into the new structural battery pack. In addition, Elon Musk announced a new model.
Tesla is considering using an 800-volt architecture for the Cybertruck and Semi, Tesla executive Andrew Baglino said during the company's recent quarterly earnings conference call. He also commented on 800-volt considerations for other models.
VW Commercial Vehicles is also planning an all-electric version for the next generation of its Amarok pickup. The new Amarok is being developed in cooperation with Ford and will be a Ford Ranger with its own engines.
Ford has started series production of the F-150 Lightning. The all-electric pickup truck is being built at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn in the US state of Michigan. Bill Ford even calls it the "Model T of the 21st century".
US-based United Rentals has signed an agreement with Ford Pro to purchase 530 all-electric vehicles for its North American rental and corporate fleets, comprising 500 units of the F-150 Lightning pickup truck and 30 units of the E-Transit van.