Rivian wants to start deliveries of its first production models in roughly 17 months.
Ford will invest $500 million into Rivian, getting access to the EV company’s skateboard platform.
Rivian has big plans for the future, but the company won’t offer a sedan.
Rivian’s electric models will be offered in three versions, with 105-180 kWh batteries and up to 753 hp.
If the talks don’t pan out, GM could be in trouble as it’s next-generation EV tech wasn’t designed to be used on pickups.
The all-electric R1S SUV is still under development, yet Rivian is said to be working on an off-roader as well.
Rivian is developing at least five swapable modules for the bed of its 2020 pickup truck.
Rivian chose the F-150 because it has almost the same wheelbase as their upcoming all-electric models.
The module can supply power to the electric motor and use the car’s cooling system to prevent overheating.
Rivian’s third model will be more capable off-rioad than both than the R1T and R1S.
Rivian’s two products, the R1T and R1S, are said to deliver up to 400+ miles of range.
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