Rivian revealed some tech news and dropped its production plans. Ford and PG&E aim to study how Lightning electric trucks can support the grid. And Toyota’s driver assistance system makes its trademark debut on the Mirai. This and more, here at Green Car Report.
As part of its quarterly business update, Rivian revealed that due to supply constraints, it has halved its planned production by 2022, to just 25,000 trucks. Its pre-orders now sit at around 83,000. But the bigger news is in the product realm: Rivian makes it clear that Upcoming standard battery pack will include cheaper LFP cells. It is also working on an 800V upgrade, its own heat pump technology and cells.
Toyota’s Team Driving Support System for the first time this month in the US brand’s lineup — in the 2022 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan. It pushes the tech flagship’s final price to $72,195.
Ford and PG&E have formed a partnership to look at potential The role of the upcoming F-150 Lightning in adding resilience to the grid. Lightning will be available this spring with smart backup power for the home, so this will add an extra layer of functionality to the gadget to consider in the future.
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