Rivian CEO testing Yakima and Rivian branded accessories for the R1T

When preparing to sell an outdoor focused vehicle, it’s important to have factory accessories available. While many will head straight to the aftermarket, there’s value in offering a full setup right from the manufacturer. The outdoor accessory maker Yakima seems to understand that more than others, and its accessories are offered by the manufacturer from […]

by Chad Kirchner
Alternating Currents: What if every truck in the United States sold was a Rivian R1T?

Electric trucks are coming. Lots of electric trucks are coming. The first one to market appears as if it will be Rivian’s much ballyhooed R1T. It’s a cool looking truck, and I honestly hope they sell hundreds of thousands of them. It’s not likely to be an incredibly efficient truck, and it’ll certainly be a […]

by Bradley Brownell
Rivian’s new charging network includes proprietary and open chargers: What to expect

Recently, Rivian announced that it was going to be building out a charging network to coincide with the launch of its R1T pickup and R1S sport utility EV. There are two types of chargers; the Rivian Adventure Network and the Rivian Waypoints. The Rivian Waypoints are a series of SAE J-1772 level 2 chargers that […]

by Chad Kirchner
Did Rivian just reveal the efficiency of the R1T and R1S electric vehicles? Maybe

Rivian just announced its Rivian Adventure Network, which is a series of DC fast chargers located throughout the country. Additionally, the company also showed off its Rivian Waypoint and home charging solution. We’ll have more on that later. But while we were looking through, we couldn’t help but notice that it appears Rivian has told […]

by Chad Kirchner
Rivian to install EV chargers at Colorado State Parks, expanding network for outdoors enthusiasts

Rivian has announced that it will install EV charging stations at all 42 Colorado state parks. The brand will pay for all of the costs after the proposal was unanimously approved by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission. Backers noted that this move is a big step toward achieving the state’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Roadmap, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Rivian introducing Rivian Guides program to provide one-on-one support through entire ownership

When Tesla introduced its buying method to the public, it was hailed as a stress-free alternative to traditional dealership sales. While there is a Tesla sales representative that can help you through the process, most of the support and after sales hand holding is done through ownership clubs and support communities. Rivian understands that buyers, […]

by Chad Kirchner
18 new or updated EVs coming to market in 2021

The year 2021 will be a major one for battery-electric vehicles. Automakers will start releasing their opening salvo of dedicated EVs, signaling the continued move toward electrification across both mainstream and luxury segments. Most of these vehicles are rated for over 200 miles of range or are expected to go longer than that on a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Gas-powered pickup truck vs. electric pickup truck: Which should you buy?

Being an electric vehicle focused site, it would seem to make sense that when you’re looking for a new vehicle, you should choose an electric offering. But is that blanket advice good across the board? Does it apply to pickup trucks? When looking at an electric pickup truck, you have to realize that none are […]

by Chad Kirchner
Rivian closes another round of funding

Rivian is gearing up for launch of its R1T pickup truck and R1S crossover. The electric offerings should be coming within a year, and the company is going to need to spend some cash to make it a success. Cash, however, isn’t a problem for Rivian because it has managed to secure another round of […]

by Chad Kirchner
Looking Ahead: EV Pulse Canada looks forward to driving these vehicles in 2021

Now that you’ve heard from the American contributors about what they’re looking forward to driving the most in 2021, we thought we’d ask the same of our Canadian compatriots up north. Between hockey and maple syrup consumption, you might wonder when our Canadian friends even have time to drive cars. We’re fortunate, though, to have […]

by Evan Williams