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Rivian Automotive Inc. is 20% owned by Amazon (Sept 2021).

J.D. Power study shows EV customers want the usual » Styling, Quality, Reliability, Safety, and Technology

According to the latest J.D. Power Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study, Rivian owners really like their R1T electric pickups.

As mainstream customers enter the electric vehicle market, they are focusing on the same things that have mattered them in the past — styling, quality, reliability, safety, technology — according to the latest annual study of EV owners by J.D. Power.

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Automakers are backing California in challenge to set emissions standards

The federal court case — Ohio v. EPA — is pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. 17 US states petitioned the court to revoke California’s Clean Air Act waiver, which allows the California to set emissions standards higher than federal standards.

The 17 petitioners opposing California and the Environmental Protection Agency are the US states of Ohio, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.

Meanwhile, today New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that the state will initiate the process to adopt California’s Advanced Clean Cars II.

The automakers — BMW, Ford, Honda, Lucid, Rivian, Tesla, Volkswagen, Volvo — essentially argue that California’s emissions standards are in line with market forces, noting in the brief that demand for EVs has drastically increased.


Read Stephen Edelstein’s article in Green Car Reports to learn more.

All-electric Rivian R1T named MotorTrend’s 2022 Truck of the Year

Rivian R1T

MotorTrend named the all-electric Rivian R1T the publication’s 2022 Truck of the Year, beating out other pickups from Ford, General Motors, and Hyundai.

Rivian is also the first automaker to deliver a fully electric pickup truck.

Michael Wayland / CNBC »

“Rivian re-examined what a modern pickup could be and the result is the most remarkable truck MotorTrend has ever driven, making it arguably the worthiest recipient of the ‘Golden Calipers’ in recent history,” the release said.

MotorTrend said the Rivian R1T excelled in each of its six key criteria: safety, efficiency, value, advancement in design, engineering excellence, and performance of intended function.

Other finalists for MotorTrend’s truck of the year were the Ford Maverick, GMC Hummer EV and Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Rivian R1T

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PM Boris Johnson pledges legal help to woo EV giant Rivian to the UK

Sky News is reporting UK Prime Minister has written Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe promising the government would use a special development order to facilitate the rapid construction of a new manufacturing plant at a site near Bristol, England.

Mark Kleinman / Sky News »

In the letter, details of which have been shared with Sky News, Mr Johnson said that government officials had been instructed to devise a “bespoke incentives package” to encourage Rivian to give the green light to the UK project.

The PM added that the government would use a special development order (SDO), a rarely used legal power aimed at enabling rapid planning decisions, to facilitate Rivian’s use of the site, called Gravity.

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Elsewhere » The Telegraph

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