What’s news: Amazon new EV delivery van

“Amazon unveiled its first all-electric delivery van on Thursday. The vehicle, built by EV startup Rivian, will come with state-of-the-art technology, like sensing equipment and an advanced driver-assist system. The e-commerce giant says it expects to have 10,000 vans on the road making deliveries “as early as 2022,” with a total fleet of 100,000 vehicles expected by 2030.”

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Best of the web: Bronco looking good dolled up

  • Ford just revealed the 2021 Bronco Overland concept, which is built on a four-door Badlands model.
  • It has 17-inch Fifteen52 wheels wrapped in 35-inch mud-terrain tires, a Yakima rooftop tent, and an ARB fridge in the back.
  • The four-door Bronco starts at $34,695 and will go on sale in the spring

Unveiled and on display at Bronco Super Celebration East in Townsend, Tennessee—the biggest classic Bronco gathering in North America—the Overland Concept is based on a four-door 2021 Badlands model painted in Area 51 colors.

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What’s news: Ford revealed Crab Mode

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  • General Motors will reveal the GMC Hummer EV – its first all-electric pickup – online on Oct. 20.
  • The reveal comes a year ahead of it arriving in dealer showrooms to compete in what’s expected to be the industry’s newest, hotly contested segment.
  • The Hummer EV pickup is expected to be the first to market with the automaker’s next-generation Ultium battery system.

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What’s News: new Supercar

Maserati unveiled its first supercar in 15 years Wednesday. With a body made largely from lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum, the new MC20 can hit a top speed of 202 miles an hour and go from 0 to 60 in under three seconds.

Prices for the car will start at about $210,000.

Unlike Maserati’s last supercar, the MC12, which cost almost $800,000 and stopped being produced in 2005, the new MC20 was entirely developed by Maserati, including its unusual 630-horsepower turbocharged V6 engine.

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What’s News: The E-Mustang?

Is the world ready? Here’s what we know so far…

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  • Ford has developed a racing version of its electric Mustang Mach-E crossover capable of 1,400 horsepower.
  • The automaker plans to use the prototype vehicle as a proof of concept for the performance of all-electric vehicles.
  • Ford is investing more than $11.5 billion in electric vehicles worldwide including the Mustang Mach-E, through 2022.

It’s a vehicle that should help generate continued interest in both the upcoming production version of the Mach-E, which is slated to be available later this year, and the $11.5 billion Ford said it’s investing in electric vehicles worldwide.

The car is a 10,000-hour collaboration of Ford Performance and RTR Vehicles, which builds upgrade packages for Ford models, such as the Mustang, F-150 and Ranger. The Mach-E 1400, which Ford called a one-off, was built off a Mustang Mach-E GT body in white at RTR’s facility near Charlotte, N.C.

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What’s News: new electric truck revealed

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Ohio EV startup Lordstown Motors revealed its first electric pickup truck, the Endurance, for the first time today at an event that featured Vice President Mike Pence.

The truck, which is aimed at the commercial market, will start at around $52,500. It’s powered by four in-hub electric motors that give it not only all-wheel drive but the ability to independently deliver differing amounts of torque to each wheel, which especially helps when driving off-road or in poor conditions.

But other than that, very little is known about the Endurance. Despite unveiling a prototype version on stage, the company is keeping mum on practically all of the relevant specifications. Nothing much was said about the battery pack, range, charging time, or performance during the hour-long event… 

Best of the web: infotainment

“There are a lot of noteworthy things about the Koenigsegg Gemera, one of the craziest vehicles to come out of the Sweden-based high-performance car manufacturer. It’s insanely quick, it produces 1700 hp, it seats four, it even has anchor points for child seats. The most exciting feature about the Gemera, however, is its infotainment system, which is inspired by the Tesla Model 3.”

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