Two of the most popular electric-car companies had big news moments today. Startup electric truck-maker Rivian announced a $500 million tie-up with Ford. Tesla revamped its Model S and Model X lineups with both longer and shorter ranges. Colorado plans fines for charging-space violators. All this and more on Green Car Reports.
On Wednesday morning, Ford announced that it will invest $500 million in startup pickup-maker Rivian to use its electric "skateboard" chassis for a new electric model from Ford.
Tesla revamped its Model S and Model X lineups with longer ranges and more efficient motors, as well as reinstating more affordable Standard Range variants of both models.
Sono announced that it will build its new solar-electric hybrid at Saab's former Trollhätten, Sweden, factory, now run by National Electric Vehicles Sweden.
The Colorado legislature passed a bill to fine drivers who block electric-car charging spaces without charging.
Porsche announced its next plans for electric cars: the 718 Boxster and Cayman.
Finally, Google's self-driving service Waymo announced plans to build—or outfit, actually—its self-driving cars in Detroit.