Rivian ‘First’ To Build EV Pickup Decades After Ford And GM
Long after Ford and Chevy stopped making their own fully-electric pickup trucks, a startup has stepped in to take their place. This sounds familiar. All that and more in The Morning Shift for September 15, 2021.
1st Gear: Rivian Just Got Government Approval For Production, Had Been Waiting Since Mid-August
OK so the big news is that Rivian, the EV pickup/SUV startup linked with Ford and Amazon, has started building production cars for customers, as the boss tweeted:
The deeper news is that Rivian got government approval to start sending these trucks out to customers, as Bloomberg reports:
Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric pickup maker backed by Amazon.com Inc., says it has received full regulatory certifications and can start delivering its debut electric vehicle to U.S. customers.
“Rivian vehicles are …
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