Rivian demonstrates R1T’s eight Drive Modes, from “Sport” to “Rock Crawl” and everything in between

Rivian recently announced eight Drive Modes for its R1T pickup truck. The R1T Drive Modes give owners more control of their all-electric pickup trucks, especially during their outdoor adventures.  Each Drive Mode adjusts the ride height, suspension stiffness, accelerator response, and other performance metrics of the R1T while on or off the road. Drivers can […]

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VW ID.5 production starts at newly converted ICE to EV Zwickau plant

Volkswagen announced the complete transformation of its Zwickau plant from an ICE to EV production factory last week on Thursday, January 27, 2022. The Zwickau plant is officially producing VW’s sixth all-electric vehicle, the ID.5.  Volkswagen produces the ID.5 and ID.5 GTX at the Zwickau plant. The ID.5 is VW’s first e-SUV coupé. The automaker launched pre-sales […]

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SpaceX debuts converted Falcon Heavy booster on spectacular Italian satellite launch

For the first time, SpaceX has converted a flight-proven Falcon Heavy side core into a Falcon 9 booster and successfully launched the reborn rocket, carrying an Italian Earth observation satellite to orbit with one of the most visually spectacular Falcon launches in recent memory. After a tortured campaign of four scrubbed or aborted launch attempts […]

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ABB E-mobility increases majority stake in Chinese EV charging provider Chargedot

ABB announced it has increased its majority stake in Chinese electric vehicle charging provider, Chargedot Shanghai New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. to 80 percent. ABB had previously acquired a 67 percent stake in Chargedot in March 2020. The additional…