Rivian, an American automaker and automotive technology company – founded in 2009, has announced a $700 million funding round led by Ecommerce giant, Amazon. The company, whose aim is to rival fellow American electric giant Tesla, made this announcement on Friday this month.
Reactions have been electric all around the globe not just because of the sheer size of the investment, but because of the significance of this commitment and what it entails for rival Tesla – an ambitious company which has pledged to fund research into developing an all-electric truck in the nearest future.
With this level of commitment by Amazon, it remains to be seen whether Rivian will refuse the offer of taking a chunk of Tesla’s all electric saloon pie.
Introducing the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition, this is an a Velar on steroids with a 550bhp and 502 of torque set to be debuted as the main event in the Velar dynasty.
The rumour mill is agog about the financial difficulty of Jaguar Land Rover – what with the potential ‘no deal’ with Europe, and trade tensions with the US, mix that in with falling sales in the Chinese market, and you have a company feeling blue and seeing red. How to get back to black? The SVAutobiography dynamic edition.
This SUV is miles away the most powerful Velar on the Jaguar Land Rover Range and can move from 0-60 mph at a mind blowing 4.5 seconds. Top speed is electronically reduced to a comfy 170mph despite the massive 45% differential in horsepower to the Range Rover Velar with its 380 horsepower and 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine.
Toyota, the Japanese Automobile giant would be proud to hear the 2016 Tundra – a full-sized truck in its pickup line, went away with the best marks at the 2019 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study announced on Wednesday. The Tundra bested fellow heavyweights such as the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and Nissan Titan.
Kudos to the Silverado at it earned enough points to take the 1st runner up prize. The Dependability Study measures dependability by collating the number of problems reported by consumers over a three-year period.
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The vehicles assessed were 2016 models. The Tundra gave Toyota a boost by helping the company tie up with Germany’s Porsche as the second-highest scoring brand. Both companies reported 108 problems per 100 vehicles.