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MP Materials wins DoD contract for heavy rare earth element facility

Rare earth materials mining and processing company MP Materials has been awarded a $35-million contract through the US Department of Defense (DoD) Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment Program to fund the building of a heavy rare earth element (HREE) processing facility at its Mountain Pass site in California. The commercial-scale facility will process HREEs for… Read more »

GM delivers first BrightDrop EV600 electric vans to FedEx

The legacy automakers have a long history of making big publicity splashes for their EVs, then taking years to deliver. Well, things seem to be changing at GM, which has quietly beaten both Ford and Tesla to the electric pickup party, and stolen a march on Rivian/Amazon in the electric delivery van space. FedEx has… Read more »

GMC offers a sneak peek at the upcoming electric Sierra pickup

Will 2022 be the year of the electric pickup truck? Startup Rivian snatched the first-mover advantage with its impressive R1T, and Ford recently grabbed some headlines with the announcement that demand for its upcoming F-150 Lightning has been far greater than anticipated. Hope springs eternal that Tesla’s unorthodox Cybertruck will hit the road sometime in… Read more »

2022 Rivian R1T: A real pickup truck makes an impressive debut

Could Rivian emerge as “the next Tesla?” On the strength of its debut truck, that’s not an unreasonable question. If you want to attract attention, keeping a company in stealth mode for several years is a good way to do it. The startup carmaker Rivian was founded a decade ago by RJ Scaringe, but it… Read more »

GM teases electric Chevy Equinox and Blazer

GM has promised to launch 30 new EV models by 2025, and the automaker teased a couple of these at the recent From Automaker to Platform Innovator event for investors. GM President Mark Reuss said that Chevrolet will launch an electrified version of the Equinox. “The Chevrolet crossover you see up here is an Equinox… Read more »

Chevrolet’s electric Silverado pickup to debut at CES 2022

Electric pickups are expected to be the next big thing, and newcomer Rivian stole a march on everyone—Ford’s F-150 Lightning is in pre-production, but deliveries aren’t to start until spring of 2022. Tesla’s Cybertruck is delayed until who-knows-when. GM may be struggling to catch up, but it’s moving forward. The latest news is that Chevrolet’s… Read more »

GM reveals 3 new EV motors for its Ultium platform

GM has revealed a group of three new motors that will power its upcoming Ultium-based EVs. The new motors, part of the Ultium Drive platform, were designed and calibrated in-house by GM. They share design principles as well as similar tooling and manufacturing strategies. The new happy family consists of a 180 kW front-drive motor,… Read more »