Tag: Electric Pickups

May 17, 2020 - 05:42 pm

Tesla fast-tracks new Giga plant, Texas seems a winner

Tesla allegedly wants to build its planned next US plant in the Texan capital of Austin or the surrounding area of Austin. At least that is what Electrek reports, citing an insider privy to the plan. And the schedule for the new plant is hugely ambitious.

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May 13, 2020 - 05:32 pm

GM mostly sticks to electrification timetable

Despite the crisis, General Motors is sticking to the timetable for most of its electric offensive. By the middle of this decade, GM has also reaffirmed its goal of achieving annual sales of one million electric cars in the two largest markets, North America and China.

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Mar 11, 2020 - 01:17 pm

Tesla considers another Gigafactory in the USA

According to Elon Musk, Tesla is currently looking for a location for another plant in the USA. The Cybertruck is to be produced there, as well as the Model Y for customers on the US East Coast. Texas is apparently a hot contender in the competition.

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Feb 11, 2020 - 01:10 pm

Nikola wants to build an electric pickup

The US American manufacturer Nikola Motor, known for its fuel cell and battery trucks, has also announced its move into the segment of electrically powered pickup trucks. The first renderings of the Nikola Badger are now available along with some interesting details about the unusual drive.

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Jan 31, 2020 - 01:03 pm

General Motors confirms electric Hummer

The electro-revival of the Hummer brand is official. The General Motors subsidiary GMC has now confirmed the rumours and has given the first key data of the GMC Hummer EV. A 30-second spot during the Super Bowl is set, and GM will fully unveil the monster EV in May 2020.

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Jan 29, 2020 - 02:07 pm

Lordstown Motors aims for state support

The US-American startup Lordstown Motors is hoping for a 200 million dollar loan from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program, from which Tesla, among others, has benefited from in the past. A drivable prototype of the electric pickup will be presented in June.

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Jan 13, 2020 - 01:11 pm

Hummer may announce electric revival

Rumours of an electric revival of the post-military brand have been fed by information from two insiders. According to them, the Hummer revival is to be announced at the beginning of February during the Super Bowl by a commercial featuring basketball star LeBron James.

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Jan 8, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Russian Cybertruck hits the road – with fossil fuels

Tesla’s Cybertruck apparently inspired Russian mechanics to modify an old Lada to look like the electric pickup. Seemingly missing the point, the Cybertruck replica still runs on a conventional combustion engine – at least the maker of the project added that he is thinking about installing an electric motor in the future.

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Jan 6, 2020 - 11:38 am

Rivian collects 1.3 billion in financing

The US electric car manufacturer Rivian has raised 1.3 billion dollars in a new round of financing. The financing round was led by the fund company T. Rowe Price, Blackrock and included previous investors, Amazon and Ford.

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Dec 5, 2019 - 04:27 pm

USA: GM launches battery cell JV with LG Chem

General Motors has published plans for the serial production of battery cells for future battery electric vehicles, confirming earlier rumours. GM together with LG Chem will manufacture the cells in considerable numbers in Ohio.

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Dec 4, 2019 - 01:30 pm

Cybertruck – for the force of the future

To date, Tesla has already tallied up at least 250,000 reservations for the Tesla Cybertruck. The fully-electric pickup truck is popular among police forces with reservations from the local police force in Ciudad Valles, Mexico; the Kansas Highway Patrol in the US; and the Dubai police force in the UAE.

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Nov 22, 2019 - 06:46 am

Tesla’s Cybertruck revealed

Tesla presented its first pickup model, the Cybertruck, in Los Angeles. The model should reach a range of 500 miles (800 kilometres), be available from the end of 2021 and cost from 39,900 dollars. And it will polarize.

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Nov 13, 2019 - 03:29 pm

Neuron EV shows e-pickup and e-semi trailer

With the T/One and the Torq, the Californian startup Neuron EV has just presented two purely electric concept vehicles based on a modular platform. The two commercial vehicles follow several designs already shown, including an incredibly versatile electric bus.

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Nov 5, 2019 - 05:42 pm

Chevrolet shows its electric hot rod

At the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Chevrolet has just unveiled the “Future of Hot Roding” with the electrically powered E-10 Concept. It is based on a 1962 C-10 pickup equipped with components from the Bolt EV, among others.

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Sep 11, 2019 - 01:24 pm

Rivian pulls $350 million in financing round

The electric car startup Rivian has received another investment of 350 million dollars. The fresh capital comes from Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of the media company Cox Enterprises. This is the third financing round this year.

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Aug 18, 2019 - 10:44 am

A busy bee sets Twitter a buzz

A few days ago Elon Musk busied himself tweeting a lot of “bee content”. Since then, there has been speculation that the bee emojis and related word games are not just Twitter gags, but an allusion to the name of the planned Tesla pickup.

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Jun 3, 2019 - 12:40 pm

Tesla extends free charging offer for Model S & X

In April the Tesla Model S and Model X received some improvements. Pre-produced vehicles without these improvements will be sold until the end of June with an added treat: free supercharging. There is also news regarding the pickup and roadster.

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Mar 4, 2019 - 12:06 pm

Tesla sets Model Y debut for 14 March in LA

Tesla will unveil the Model Y at their design studio in Los Angeles on 14 March. According to Elon Musk, the electric SUV will be around 10% larger and more expensive than the Model 3 and will thus offer slightly less range as it uses the same battery.

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Jan 31, 2019 - 12:06 pm

Zack Kirkhorn taking over as CFO at Tesla

CFO Deepak Ahuja announced his retirement from Tesla, shortly after the company reported a profit in Q4 of last year. Tesla’s current vice president of finance, Zach Kirkhorn, will be taking over the position and has been with the company since Roadster days.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/05/17/tesla-fast-tracks-new-gigafactory-texas-seems-to-be-winning/
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