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Rivian

In this section of Torque News we report the latest news and developments about Rivian electric vehicles and trucks. Rivian is an American electric vehicle automaker and automotive technology company founded in 2009. Rivian is building an electric sport utility vehicle and pickup truck on a "skateboard" platform that can support future vehicles or be adopted by other companies.

By Justin Hart on January 27, 2024 - 6:36PM
More than once I have written about how some media sources get things wrong about EV sales trends in the US. Declines are primarily due to cost, not lack of interest. Plenty of people still want EVs and it isn’t just the “early adopters”, either.
By Peter Neilson on January 2, 2024 - 8:38PM
Unveiling the untold story of EV battery replacement costs, environmental toll, and the uncertain future of used batteries. A deep dive into the world of EVs.
By Tinsae Aregay on December 28, 2023 - 6:33AM
A lot has been written about how the competition is overtaking Tesla, however, a recent incident including a Rivian R1S and a Tesla Cybertruck shows why Tesla is still the leader when it comes to electric vehicles.
By Tinsae Aregay on December 1, 2023 - 11:51AM
A Tesla Cybertruck in “Beast Mode” has taken on the Rivian R1T and Hammer EV in the first quarter mile race. The Cybertruck leaves both vehicles behind and only a day after deliveries officially becomes the fastest pickup truck in the world.
By Jeremy Johnson on December 1, 2023 - 11:19AM
We have some detailed data showing the towing capabilities of the Cybertruck, along with other specs, compare to the Rivian trucks. The Cybertruck shows a massive advantage in torque.
By Tinsae Aregay on November 20, 2023 - 4:06PM
Tesla has confirmed a few disappointing and some exciting specs about the Cybertruck including, an ultra-hard SMC bed, reduced 2500lbs & 11,000lbs payload & towing capacity, shatter-resistant glass, and new on-road and off-road driving modes.
By Tinsae Aregay on November 18, 2023 - 7:14AM
As new leaks show the Cybertruck only has a 267-mile range, a picture has surfaced of a person trying to pump gas into the Cybertruck’s charge port. Given its range, would you be interested in an extended-range Cybertruck with an onboard gas generator?
By Tinsae Aregay on November 15, 2023 - 5:42PM
Ford CEO, Jim Farley has fired the first shot at Elon Musk sharing a video of a Ford F-150 Lightning tackling the same Stair Step challenge as did a release candidate Tesla Cybertruck. In the video, the F-150 appears to outperform the Cybertruck.
By Tinsae Aregay on November 13, 2023 - 9:15AM
Over the weekend, a Rivian R1T owner took his truck on the same Hollister Hills Stair Step path as a release candidate Tesla Cybertruck. In the 1st off-roading face-to-face b/n the two trucks, the Rivian R1T appears to perform better than the Cybertruck.
By Peter Neilson on September 5, 2023 - 4:06PM
Tesla is stepping into the auto insurance game, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows. With cool tech, privacy worries, and hefty costs, can Tesla truly change the game?
By Peter Neilson on August 21, 2023 - 4:38PM
Dive into the world of 'rare earth' minerals—more common than their name suggests and crucial in vehicles from Prius to Tesla.
By Peter Neilson on August 9, 2023 - 12:35PM
Discover why Tesla's unique battery preconditioning is setting the gold standard in EV charging, ensuring smarter, longer-lasting battery health.
By Peter Neilson on August 7, 2023 - 3:03PM
Dive into the electrifying journey of auto shops in the EV era.
By Peter Neilson on August 7, 2023 - 2:05PM
From rollercoaster-like acceleration to silent speed, my ride on the Zero electric motorcycle was an adrenaline-charged dance with the future.
By Peter Neilson on August 1, 2023 - 11:07PM
Uncover the hidden details of EVs! From onboard charger limitations to real costs, our guide navigates the electric highway for future buyers
By Peter Neilson on August 1, 2023 - 10:41PM
Explore the world of EVs with our comprehensive guide on charging infrastructure and onboard systems
By Peter Neilson on July 18, 2023 - 2:26PM
Discover why our silent, emission-free transport faces unseen threats, calling for urgent cybersecurity enhancements
By Peter Neilson on July 11, 2023 - 12:57PM
Unleashing a green energy revolution, Cyber Switching optimizes EV charging with innovative solutions that harmonize with peak power times on the grid
By Peter Neilson on July 5, 2023 - 7:01PM
Toyota's groundbreaking next-gen BEV architecture is set to disrupt the automotive industry, challenging Tesla's dominance.
By Peter Neilson on June 19, 2023 - 6:27PM
Electric vehicle (EV) companies proudly claim "carbon-free" manufacturing in an era of heightened environmental consciousness. However, behind the glossy marketing facade lies a harsh reality. Delve into the truth as we unveil the EV industry's deceptive practices and greenwashing tactics, exposing the gap between their claims and the genuine environmental impact of their manufacturing processes. Brace yourself for an eye-opening exploration into the realm of EV production.
By Justin Hart on May 16, 2023 - 3:14AM
The Rivan R1T electric pickup is selling well, though we don’t have exact numbers because Rivian doesn’t report its sales separately from its R1S SUV and EDV electric delivery vans, as its sales figures are up significantly. What’s better though, some buyers may be able to get one by early next month (as long as they live relatively near a Rivian Service Center and are willing to pick from a “ready to go” configuration).
By John Goreham on February 3, 2023 - 6:05PM
We spoke with a Rivian R1T electric pickup truck owner who is selling a vehicle he loves. As it turns out, the reason he is selling is that he loves his wife more.
By James Walker on January 16, 2023 - 5:56PM
The Illinois Automobile Dealers Association is appealing a December 2022 ruling that gave Lucid the green light to sell cars direct to consumers.
By Justin Hart on November 26, 2022 - 5:11PM
I’ve written up several predictions of which automotive brands will round out the top 5 plug-in electric sales spots (behind 1st place Tesla). Now that we are near the end of another year, we can pretty well see how those predictions turned out, but what does next year have in store for the U.S. plug-in electric vehicle market? Will the same 5 brands retain their lead spots next year too, or will we start to see some shifts?
By James Walker on March 4, 2022 - 1:08PM
Rivian bumped the price of its flagship EVs by over $10,000 without warning, sparking fury from preorder customers. The price-hike plans have now been reversed: "It was wrong and we broke your trust in Rivian."
By James Walker on February 16, 2022 - 12:22PM
Lucid's flagship shares top honors with two other very different EVs on its way to another accolade. Find out which ones here, as well as the features that brought each to the top.
By James Walker on January 28, 2022 - 5:18PM
New video captures a prototype version of Rivian's EDV (Electric Delivery Van) charging in the wild, driver threatens to call the police.
By James Walker on January 21, 2022 - 5:59PM
Lucid has overtaken EV pickup truck maker Rivian to become the world's second-most valuable EV manufacturer. Here's what caused the pair's swings in value.
By James Walker on January 11, 2022 - 1:07PM
Ford takes home a pair of trophies in awards results featuring a lack of electric vehicles despite strong finalists.
By James Walker on November 20, 2021 - 12:13PM
The first jointly-developed product would have worn Ford badging and be built on Rivian's "skateboard" platform. Now Ford is confident that they don't need Rivian's help.