Rivian Stories December 4, 2019

Gas generators still own the portable, emergency home-backup power space. Ten years ago there was a lot of hope and hype for using all the energy stored inside EVs’ batteries to power your entire house, but it hasn’t come to pass. No EV maker will sell you a bidirectional charger, outside of Japan and a handful of small utility pilots.

Meanwhile, the 2020 Ford F-150 will come with the option for its own built-in, onboard gas generator. And aftermarket companies, like Indiana’s Real AC power, offer sleek, chassis-integrated generator systems (pictured above) for internal combustion engine (ICE) trucks. EV makers ceded this space for unknown reasons. But now Tesla CEO Elon Musk has teased a 240V AC power outlet on the Cybertruck, something neither Rivian nor Bollinger have announced. We don’t know how many watts we can expect, though. So will the Tesla Cybertruck finally offer EV enthusiasts a path to navigate societal collapse? Or are we stuck with settling for “head’s up, you’re going to lose power” messages?

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Rivian Stories July 3, 2019

Rivian has grown to employ 750 people, with a new report detailing the startup’s recent hires from Tesla, Ford, and McLaren — but most notably, an influx of new employees from fading EV startup Faraday Future.

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Rivian Stories November 27, 2018

Following the launch of their R1T all-electric pickup truck last night, EV startup Rivian is following up today with an all-electric SUV built on the same platform. expand full story

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