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Rivian to build $5-billion battery and assembly plant near Atlanta

Rivian Automotive is the brightest rising star in the EV firmament at the moment, and it’s flush with cash following a $11.9 billion stock offering in November. Now the company has announced plans to put some of that nest egg to work at a new $5-billion battery and assembly plant east of Atlanta, which is… 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 »

Ford reports huge EV demand, announces next-gen electric pickup platform

Legacy automakers have long insisted that there was no consumer demand for EVs. This doesn’t seem to be the case at the moment, at least if one of the EVs in question is a pickup truck. Ford CEO Jim Farley recently told Automotive News that the demand for its new EVs has turned out to… Read more »

Order chow while you charge—Electrify America opens huge new charging station at California shopping mall

Electrify America has opened one of its largest charging stations to date at the Westfield Valley Fair shopping center in Santa Clara, California.  The location features 14 ultra-fast chargers offering power levels of 150-350 kW. Solar canopies above the chargers will provide customers with protection from the elements and reduce electricity draw from the local… 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 »

Ford unveils big plans for an EV factory and 3 battery plants in Tennessee and Kentucky

Here at Charged, we don’t usually repeat superlative claims—“the first, the biggest, the fastest”—we leave those to the Guinness Book of Records. In this case, however, we’ll make an exception. Ford says its plan to build two new manufacturing complexes in Tennessee and Kentucky represents “the largest ever manufacturing investment at one time by any… Read more »

Ford and Redwood Materials to collaborate on battery recycling

Redwood Materials, the battery materials firm founded by Tesla cofounder JB Straubel, has announced a partnership with Ford. The two companies will work together to “create a closed loop for battery recycling and a domestic supply chain for critical battery materials.” Ford also made a strategic investment of $50 million in Redwood. “Excited to work… Read more »