Automotive startups always need to be viewed with a little caution, but as Jonny Smith discovers, Rivian have presented a very convincing launch. A large SUV and pick up truck at the LA motor show. Most impressive.
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Comments

    • Jérôme Denis
      Jérôme Denis

      Please redesign the front end. Why do new entries as this have to have some aspects that are ugly?

      about 2 minutes ago
    • stick jr.
      stick jr.

      I like that Ford invested into him so they can put the Ford shells on top and have electric trucks in the future.

      about 7 hours ago
    • rup pert
      rup pert

      Make an option to put a generator in the front compartment for really long trips out in the wild and or solar panels to always keep on the move even if it is slow because the solar panels won't charge enough to move fast, I think.

      about 16 hours ago
    • Blood disorder
      Blood disorder

      They will have no value in 10 years.Why? because no one will replace the battery packs without spending more than the vehicle is worth at that time. It’s a fun short term vehicle for the rich. Why does it have to do 0 to 60 in three seconds? There are already too many irresponsible people risking the lives of those who drive careful already. Hydrogen fuel cells are the future. The electric motors are good as a secondary source of power for torque. But really they are just a stepping stone to where we need to be as a society. Lithium batteries pollute and destroy the earth on a massive scale. This is just a step for absent minded unintelligent peoples entertainment. Hydrogen fuel cells. The only way to save our planet. Sadly we aren’t allowed to use it even though it’s existed since the Germans perfected it over 75 years ago.

      about 18 hours ago
    • doug pug
      doug pug

      it will short out two feet of water

      about 1 day ago
    • Phil Harris
      Phil Harris

      To all the "nay sayers". The red blooded, "old school" 'Mericans, who love their V8's. I feel ya. I'm just as old school as they get. Born and raised in farm country, driving big lifted 4x4's with big V8s. I love em. I get it. BUT, this is the future people, like it or not. Times are changing. Technology is changing. Very few people like change, I know I usually don't. We are looking at the future of the automotive industry whether we like it or not. Might as well just embrace it and start getting your head wrapped around it. It'll change whether we resist it or not. Cool concept truck. I'd drive it.

      about 1 day ago
    • Ass hole Name
      Ass hole Name

      Hows is gonna work at minus 35 winter?

      about 1 day ago
    • Soul Warrior
      Soul Warrior

      The SUV looks very cool. But what counter measures do they have to stop someone from taking control of your vehicle?

      about 1 day ago
    • Geoff Burns
      Geoff Burns

      Well then - if Thailand can sort out having a reliable electricity supply up in Mae Hong Son province I may have found the replacement for my HiLux . . .

      about 1 day ago
    • Tim G
      Tim G

      With lights on, good. With lights off, uuuugly!

      about 1 day ago
    • Jason Miller
      Jason Miller

      I've been waiting a long time for this pickup. Now all they need to do is put a FORD emblem on the grill. 😂🤣👍🤠

      about 1 day ago
    • K Danagger
      K Danagger

      Two enormous related obstacles that doom these things right out of the gate.
      1) Charging times
      2) Grid power demands
      You can't have reasonable charging times without outrageous grid power demands. The promise of 15 minute charging times for several vehicles at once is totally impractical unless you have industrial level power and a dedicated power substation. You can only add a few of those in many areas before you totally overwhelm the grid and the available generating capacity. There is already enormous pressure by the gov't to reduce affordable generating capacity and move towards "green" power that costs 4x as much to produce and it intermittent.
      Even with slow overnight chargers at home, the problem with grid power demand is not solved. And recharging a 180kWh battery on 220 volt mains power at home will still take 16 hours if you are pulling 50 amps.

      about 1 day ago
    • kevin couture
      kevin couture

      if that suv can go to 60 in 3sec what happens if they make a sports car with it? 1.7sec??

      about 1 day ago
    • Ozzie Rose
      Ozzie Rose

      Bro you suck at this. No good questions asked at all about the vehicle’s details. Booii

      about 1 day ago
    • Marcus Jarrell
      Marcus Jarrell

      Competition is always good for consumers.

      about 1 day ago
    • Nick
      Nick

      My biggest gripe is that vehicles like this are terribly hard to customize. Every gas powered vehicle has a potential to personalize. These new electric vehicle companies (Tesla and rivian) are cool but they look so plain and unfriendly to older and middle age demographics and others who aren't into the techy look. I hope they change this on new models to maybe look less sleek and finished. Add a few more holes and deeps and exchangeable parts.

      about 1 day ago
    • TreesOnTheBeach
      TreesOnTheBeach

      Rivian's front-end is pretty ugly and the prices are too high for mass production, but otherwise the vehicle seems amazing. I wish them well and hope they make it to market. Good things could come from them in the future.

      about 1 day ago
    • Nainoa Ching
      Nainoa Ching

      Hawaii people get ready to say goodbye to your Tacomas

      about 1 day ago
    • Jamie Baier
      Jamie Baier

      First class. Apparently Amazon and Ford are aboard too.

      about 1 day ago
    • Henry Larson
      Henry Larson

      Who else was distracted by the Nissan screen in the background at 2:35 ?

      about 2 days ago
    • Jim Davis
      Jim Davis

      Ok now how about something for 2 people, half the size and double the distance. Something suitable for city driving and maximum efficiency.

      about 2 days ago
    • John C
      John C

      not thrilled about airbag lift.... motors down low at the wheels is dubious to say the least. What is the battery chemistry?????

      about 2 days ago
    • Han Bulban
      Han Bulban

      Amazing car can’t wait till they are in market.

      about 2 days ago
    • m jean
      m jean

      The most impressive design and technology I have ever seen. Truly a winner in all categories. The future is here.

      about 2 days ago
    • Just Me
      Just Me

      I want 10.

      about 2 days ago
    • Jeremiah Cox
      Jeremiah Cox

      Dear lord imagine how much itd cost to work on, even for simple recks itd cost so much. Sick idea but for the longevity, you can fix it yourself, and if you could, parts would be ridiculous. Sick idea simplize it. Mechanically.

      about 2 days ago
    • David Stricagnoli
      David Stricagnoli

      Beautiful tech ugly design.

      about 2 days ago
    • Atlas Tobin
      Atlas Tobin

      SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!




      I don't actually have any money...

      about 2 days ago
    • Lyle Anderson
      Lyle Anderson

      Great idea. My 2017 Silverado is fully paid off so I am not in the market for about ten years or more. I would imagine the cost should be reduced by about 50% which is something I'll look into around 2030. As far collection of taxes for roads and bridges the US federal and state gov't are already looking for new ways to collect revenue...so get ready.

      about 2 days ago
    • Chad Ernst
      Chad Ernst

      I like the truck idea

      about 2 days ago