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Video: New solar tonneau cover helps charge electrified utes and accessories
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22nd Aug 2020
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Video: New solar tonneau cover helps charge electrified utes and accessories

An American company is working on a solar-panelled tonneau cover for ute tubs. Worksport announced the Terravis product is currently in development, and has been designed with future fully-electric pick-ups in mind. But the solar array can also charge batteries fitted to any vehicle, giving outdoor enthusiasts and builders a way to power their devices when they're off-grid. MORE: Now is the time for more full-size US trucks to be made available in Australia
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Ben Zachariah
Lordstown Endurance electric ute revealed, Rivian R1T shown in testing
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26th Jun 2020
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Lordstown Endurance electric ute revealed, Rivian R1T shown in testing

The fully-electric 2021 Lordstown Endurance dual-cab ute made its official debut overnight, featuring an individual electric motor on each of its four wheels. Lordstown claims the Endurance has the fewest moving parts of any production vehicle, all but eliminating mechanical fatigue and significantly reducing maintenance costs.
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Ben Zachariah
Nikola Badger: Hydrogen-electric ute revealed with 965km range
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10th Feb 2020
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Nikola Badger: Hydrogen-electric ute revealed with 965km range

Nikola Motors has revealed its hydrogen and battery-powered rival to the Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1-T, with up to 675kW and 965km of range. There's no battery magic going on to extract that incredible range. Unlike the battery-only R1-T and Cybertruck, the Badger blends a lithium-ion battery pack with a hydrogen fuel cell. Battery-only range is a claimed 483km, while the 120kW fuel-cell adds another 483km.
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Scott Collie
Ford to build to electric car on Rivian platform, invest in company
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24th Apr 2019
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Ford to build to electric car on Rivian platform, invest in company

Ford has confirmed it will be build a new EV on Rivian’s skateboard platform. No details about the new car have been announced, but given the skateboard platform has been designed for off-road use in Rivian’s R1T pickup truck (below) and R1S Suburban-fighter, it’s likely the Ford EV will be an SUV. It’s unclear if the new Rivian-based EV will be built at a Ford factory or Rivian’s ex-Mitsubishi facility in Normal, Illinois.
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Derek Fung
Rivian R1S electric SUV unveiled
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27th Nov 2018
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Rivian R1S electric SUV unveiled

The Rivian R1S has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut tomorrow at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show. Measuring 5040mm long, 2015mm wide, 1820mm tall, and riding on 3075mm wheelbase, the R1S is about the same size as the Chevrolet Tahoe, the Suburban's short wheelbase sibling, and significantly shorter from head to toe than the R1T ute, which it shares its skateboard chassis with.
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