Wednesday, September 15, 2021

All Roads Lead To Amazon -- The EV Saga Continues -- September 15, 2021

A year or so ago, I wrote "EV Truck Excitement Is Off The Chart -- All Roads Lead To Amazon."

Today, a reader sent me this link, from Reuters via Yahoo!Finance: Amazon-backed startup Rivian starts production of electric pick-up. Inc-backed Rivian's first electric pick-up has rolled off the production line, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday. 

This makes Rivian the first to bring an electric pick-up to the market, ahead of Tesla Inc, General Motors and other players. 

"This morning our first customer vehicle drove off our production line in Normal," founder and Chief Executive Officer RJ Scaringe said in a tweet, which included images of Rivian's R1T electric pick-up truck at its plant in Normal, Illinois. 

This is a pick-up truck, not an 18-wheeler tractor. 

The world's biggest truck manufacturer might have their first 18-wheeler tractor roll off the assembly line by the end of October. I'll post some schematics when I get a chance. The batteries are so heavy ....

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