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On 02/11/19 I posted an update of EVs that could be serious competition for Tesla in the near future. Most of my post comprised of article headlines and supporting URLs. The last headline and URL was about a new EV startup company called Rivian. It is on the verge of being revealed. Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley has been following the development of Rivian. This morning I read that Amazon and GM are interested in investing in Rivian. The EV company has been developing a pickup truck that can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds, a range of 400 miles and a towing capacity of up to 11,000 lbs. It will come equipped with four independent electric motors, one for each wheel, giving it four-wheel drive capability. I have been longtime curious if four motors and a computer controlled electronic drivetrain could help do away with steering wheel connections, drive shafts and tie rods thus saving lots of weight.
The next Tesla may be target of GM and Amazon, Morgan Stanley says