Watch Rivian test its R1T electric truck in extreme cold weather

  • February 28, 2021
If Rivian's R1T is going to live up to its electric adventure truck image, it's going to have to survive conditions that could leave other EVs crying for mercy… and it might just manage that. As Electrek notes, the startup has shared detail…

‘Next-gen’ USPS vehicles can use gas or electric motors

  • February 23, 2021
The US Postal Service plans to have a new mail van on American roads by 2023. A new contract will see Oshkosh Defense manufacture between 50,000 and 165,000 "Next Generation Delivery Vehicles" for the agency over the next 10 years. The vehi…

Tesla stops taking orders for the entry-level Model Y

  • February 21, 2021
We hope you didn't have your heart set on that brand new Standard Range Model Y. As Electrek has learned, Tesla has quietly stopped taking orders for the 'entry' version of the electric crossover mere weeks after launching it. At the mome…

VW will start making an ID.5 electric SUV ‘coupe’ later in 2021

  • February 20, 2021
VW will have a quick follow-up to its ID.4 electric SUV, at least in some parts of the world. As The Verge notes, VW has confirmed it will start mass production of an ID.5 SUV "coupe" in Germany sometime in the second half of 2021. A pilot…

Mercedes-Benz won’t sell the EQC in the US ‘for now’

  • February 15, 2021
Mercedes-Benz has abandoned plans to release its EQC crossover in the US, at least for the time being. "Following a comprehensive review of market developments, the EQC will not be offered in the United States for now," a spokesperson for a…

Mercedes recalls nearly 1.3 million cars over emergency call tech

  • February 14, 2021
Mercedes-Benz is learning a hard lesson about the importance of reliable car emergency systems. As Car and Driver and The Verge report, Mercedes USA is recalling nearly 1.3 million 2016 to 2021 model year vehicles due to a flaw n the eCall emergency…

VW is ‘not afraid’ of an Apple car

  • February 14, 2021
If Apple does go ahead with an electric car, Volkswagen won't be too worried about it. According to Reuters, VW chief Herbert Diess told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in an interview that his company was "not afraid" of an Appl…

Apple Maps will get crowdsourced incident reporting with iOS 14.5

  • February 10, 2021
Crowdsourced traffic incident reports have been a hallmark of Waze and Google Maps for years, and now it looks like that functionality will finally make its way to Apple Maps. As spotted by Roadshow, the iOS 14.5 beta updates Apple Maps to allow you…

Toyota is developing autonomous taxis with help from Aurora

  • February 9, 2021
A mere two months after acquiring Uber’s self-driving car unit (and a $400 million investment from the company), autonomous vehicle startup Aurora is partnering with the world’s largest automaker. On Tuesday, the company announced a partnership with…