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Zero Labs shows e-platform for conversion of classic cars

Zero Labs shows e-platform for conversion of classic cars

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.

Atlis Motor Vehicles names prices for XT electric pickup truck

Atlis Motor Vehicles names prices for XT electric pickup truck

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.

Already around 10,000 pre-orders for GMC Hummer EV

Already around 10,000 pre-orders for GMC Hummer EV

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.

Rivian may be on the verge of another billion-dollar funding deal

Rivian may be on the verge of another billion-dollar funding deal

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 selects LG Energy as battery cell supplier

Lordstown selects LG Energy as battery cell supplier

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.

Tesla: Semi and Cybertruck production depends on 4680 cells

Tesla: Semi and Cybertruck production depends on 4680 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.

Canoo shows e-pickup - production starting in 2023

Canoo shows e-pickup - production starting in 2023

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.

Hindenburg Research attackiert Lordstown Motors

Hindenburg Research attackiert Lordstown Motors

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.

GM brings electric Chevrolet Silverado

GM brings electric Chevrolet Silverado

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.

Hawaii converts state fleet by 2035

Hawaii converts state fleet by 2035

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 F-150 Lightning coming in 2022 with two battery options

Ford F-150 Lightning coming in 2022 with two battery options

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 reports higher capital requirements

Lordstown Motors reports higher capital requirements

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.

Lordstown Motors questions own future

Lordstown Motors questions own future

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 "imassively" realigns e-roadmap for USA

Volkswagen "imassively" realigns e-roadmap for USA

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.

Rivian secures naming rights for further models

Rivian secures naming rights for further models

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.

Lordstown is considering more manufacturers at its plant

Lordstown is considering more manufacturers at its plant

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 doubles production targets for F-150 Lightning

Ford doubles production targets for F-150 Lightning

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.

Lordstown Motors appoints new CEO

Lordstown Motors appoints new CEO

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.

Rivian still wants to go public on the US stock exchange in 2021

Rivian still wants to go public on the US stock exchange in 2021

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.

Rivian apparently builds first customer vehicle

Rivian apparently builds first customer vehicle

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.

Pre-series production of the Ford F-150 Lightning started

Pre-series production of the Ford F-150 Lightning started

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.

Stock market debut: Rivian places shares on Wall Street

Stock market debut: Rivian places shares on Wall Street

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.

E-pickup: Ford stops reservation option in favor of firm orders

E-pickup: Ford stops reservation option in favor of firm orders

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 to build second US plant in Georgia

Rivian to build second US plant in Georgia

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 delays deliveries of large battery variant to 2023

Rivian delays deliveries of large battery variant to 2023

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 increases production of the electric F-150 again

Ford increases production of the electric F-150 again

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.

Ford messes with its own U.S. dealers - over the F-150 Lightning

Ford messes with its own U.S. dealers - over the F-150 Lightning

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 confirms delivery of Model Y from Grünheide in March

Tesla confirms delivery of Model Y from Grünheide in March

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.

GM significantly increases Hummer and Lyriq production

GM significantly increases Hummer and Lyriq production

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 shows teaser of an e-pickup

Ram shows teaser of an e-pickup

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 posts billion-dollar loss in fourth quarter of 2021

Rivian posts billion-dollar loss in fourth quarter of 2021

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 opens Giga Texas

Tesla opens Giga Texas

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 considers 800-volt system for semi and cyber truck

Tesla considers 800-volt system for semi and cyber truck

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.

VWN plans E-version of the pickup Amarok

VWN plans E-version of the pickup Amarok

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 builds first production example of the F-150 Lightning

Ford builds first production example of the F-150 Lightning

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".

United Rentals buys 530 e-vehicles from Ford

United Rentals buys 530 e-vehicles from Ford

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.

Maxus shows new E-Van and E-Pickup

Maxus shows new E-Van and E-Pickup

SAIC brand Maxus has unveiled two new electric models, with the new Mifa 9 van and T90 EV pickup available to order in the UK from August 2022 and scheduled for delivery from the first quarter of 2023.

Rivian may fire production chief

Rivian may fire production chief

US-based electric car startup Rivian has apparently parted ways with its head of production Charly Mwangi amid problems with the production ramp-up of Rivian's first two models. In addition to the personnel move, the company is also said to be restructuring its production.

Olymp Cars wants to build electric vehicles on its own platform

Olymp Cars wants to build electric vehicles on its own platform

A new electric car brand has been announced in the form of Olymp Cars. The Vienna-based company is planning a range of vehicles based on its own platform called Hephaistos, with model names taken from Greek mythology. According to media reports, the first vehicles will be unveiled in spring 2023.

GM pauses Hummer production for factory conversion

GM pauses Hummer production for factory conversion

General Motors shut down production at its "Factory Zero" electric car factory in Detroit-Hamtramck for four weeks on Monday to prepare the plant to produce more models, but it also plans to ramp up production capacity.

Ford plans E-versions of the Maverick and Ranger

Ford plans E-versions of the Maverick and Ranger

After the F-150 Lightning, Ford is also planning electric variants for its smaller pickup trucks Maverick and Ranger - also in Europe. Ford has registered the model names "Maverick Lightning" and "Ranger Lightning" with the European Trademark Office.

Rivian posts billion-dollar loss in second quarter

Rivian posts billion-dollar loss in second quarter

U.S. electric car startup Rivian posted a net loss of $1.71 billion in the second quarter of 2022, but Rivian was able to significantly increase production - and is also sticking to its annual target of 25,000 vehicles built.