Rivian has come up with some of the details on their new SUV according to ScreenRant.
MY TAKE-Using a common platform, with common parts is a very smart and savvy move by Rivian and it helps reduce operating costs as well as diminishing CAPEX too. Most of all, Rivian is doing a very good job at differentiating themselves from the likes of TESLA and the longer established ICE brands who are now coming into the market with an SUV.
Melrose, a community in Massachusetts, has worked with their local power utility to install 16 “pole mounted” charging points, reports Business Insider.
MY TAKE-There’s a lot of logic to this approach as it makes total sense. This approach puts the charging point where existing power is and removes the need to dig up streets or parking lots, eliminating roadwork and additional permitting. As the power company already owns the poles, there’s no need to secure rights of way or negotiate deals for this either. Lastly, it allows the power company to put power wherever they have power lines. Very smart indeed
The southern states in the United States have replaced Detroit and the State of Michigan as the place where cars are assembled and built, reports CNBC.
MY TAKE- What started as a way to keep the unions out, has turned into a feeding frenzy by the states to attract what is most important. JOBS. The southern states have seen economic growth in the communities where first, the Japanese and then European car brands have located, as a result in the state or counties efforts to attract them with tax incentives and land grants. This is very similar to how Texas has attracted technology companies as well as TESLA. But what’s more important is to break the franchise and dealer mentality in those states as well, so the manufacturers can sell direct to the consumer in them.