An RV based on the Tesla Semi misses the point of Tesla

The news site Motor1 rendered this concept vehicle – a recreational vehicle (RV) based on the Tesla Semi. This looks interesting, sure, and could be done obviously. It would require extending the frame perhaps, which surely seems possible to do. The thing is this doesn’t strike me as fitting the…

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Amazon investing in Rivian, GM possibly to follow

A couple days ago rumors began circulating that GM was possibly planning to work with Tesla on an electric pickup truck, and another that GM and Amazon was due to invest in electric pickup truck maker Rivian. Part of that news has now been confirmed, with Rivian announcing an investment…

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Bright Automotive goes dark citing onerous Dept of Energy loan terms

Bright Automotive, would-be manufacturer of a plug-in hybrid delivery van, shut down today while CEO Reuben Munger and COO Mike Donoughe delivered a blistering letter to Energy Secretary Stephen Chu calling the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program a debacle. Indiana based Bright Automotive, a start-up company which hoped to sell hybrid-electric delivery trucks, has closed its…

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