Ford pumps $500M into electric-car startup Rivian

24 Apr
R.J. Scaringe (left) and Bill Ford Jr.Ford Motor Company will invest $500 million into Rivian in exchange for use of the startup's electric-car underpinnings, the two companies said Wednesday. Just what Ford would build on Rivian's advanced truck-like electric-vehicle architecture is unclear. Ford has said that it plans to build an electric version of its F-150 pickup truck and an...

Startup electric-car builder Rivian’s CEO sees a different future for dealerships

6 Dec
Rivian R1T electric pickup conceptRivian made a splash at the 2018 LA Auto Show after it debuted the R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV. Although the startup automaker plans for two vehicles that are far outside the norm of legacy automakers, the company's CEO still sees a future for dealerships, albeit a modified one. RJ Scaringe, Rivian founder and CEO, told Motor...