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    Default EV truck invasion: Tesla & Rivian

    CNBC article about the coming invasion of EV trucks, especially from Tesla and a hard charging newcomer named Rivian.

    Tesla's is said to be a Class 6 monster, at home in Blade Runner or Mad Max. To be announced later this year. Rumors: 6 passenger, 240/120 power plugs, air compressor, 4-wheel steering, MASSIVE towing capacity, 400-500 mile range.

    Early concept, may not hold


    HQ in Plymouth MI
    Factory in Illinois
    Engineering in California and elsewhere

    Investors: Amazon, GM rumored, others.

    Shipping 2020 in the US, then the UK, Europe, China etc.

    For now a large SUV and a Pickup, more later. Up to a 180 kW battery, 4 electric motors, and it can run in 1 meter of water before it floats & loses traction (hmmm...trolling motor?)

    Testbeds have been seen locally, and they look seriously cool

    Last edited by Dr Mordrid; 16th February 2019 at 21:02.
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