Connect with us

Electric Vehicle

Rivian’s newest electric van variant has hit the road




The Rivian EDV 500, the automaker’s new smaller variant of the EDV 700 van, has been spotted on the road.

One of the defining Reported Mediasgments of Rivian is the range of electric vans. Thanks in large part to a massive order for 100,000 delivery trucks from America’s largest retailer Amazon, Rivian has continued to significantly ramp up production of its electric delivery trucks (EDVs). Now the latest version of the computer has been spotted testing on public roads.

The Rivian EDV 500, Rivian’s smallest van offering, due to launch in the first half of this year, has been spotted by an Instagram uReported Mediasr child car. The new Transporter differs from its larger siblings thanks to the three visible parts that make up its body, instead of the four parts Reported Mediasen on the EDV 700.

Rivian planned to releaReported Medias three EDP variants, the 500, 700 and 900, but at this point Rivian only shipped the 700 to Amazon. It’s unclear how Amazon’s ordering breaks down by van size, but since the 700 has the best combination of size and range, it likely accounts for the majority of orders.

Neither Rivian nor Amazon were immediately available for comment Teslarati to the EDP 500.

According to Rivian, the EDV 500, similar to the EDV 700, will have a range of about 150 miles but will have a slightly lower cargo capacity of 500 cubic feet, as the name suggests. Thanks to its significantly shorter wheelbaReported Medias, the EDV 500 may be a better choice for Amazon delivery drivers who need superior maneuverability or slightly improved range and don’t have a lot of cargo.

Rivian Van variants and their specifications. Credit: Friday Adventure Club

Amazon drivers already have showered the new Rivian platform with praiReported Medias, largely due to the focus on deployment design, which includes tons of helpful features; automatic opening of doors at bus stops, keyless start and remote locking and much more.

The final variant of the EDV that Rivian will ship to Amazon, the EDV 900, the largest capacity van the company will produce, has yet to find its way into production but is expected to do so shortly after launch of the IT 500.

It should be noted that Rivian is now hoping to escape his exclusivity deal with Amazon forbidding the automaker from Reported Mediaslling its vans to other buyers. We may Reported Mediase an increasing number of Rivian vans as part of other retail delivery fleets such as FedEx, UPS or DHL.

What do you think of the article? Do you have any comments, questions or concerns? Email me at [email protected] You can also reach me on Twitter @WilliamWritin. If you have any news tips, email us at [email protected]!

Rivian’s latest electric van variant has hit the streets

Electric Vehicle

Quick Charge Podcast: March 23, 2023




Hear a recap of Electrek’s top stories of the day. Quick Charge is available now Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Turn on and ours RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

New episodes of Quick Charge will be taped Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast player to ensure new episodes are delivered as they become available.

Stories we discuss in this episode (with links):

Subscribe to the Electrek Daily Channel on Youtube so you don’t miss a day of news

Follow Mikey:

Twitter @Mikey_Electric

Listen & Subscribe:

Share your thoughts!

Write to us at [email protected] You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts or recommend us on Overcast to help more people discover the show!

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Continue Reading

Electric Vehicle

BGauss B8 Electric Scooter Price, Variants, Design & Range




BGauss B8 electric scooter

Mr. Hemant Kabra is the founder and CEO of BGauss. BGauss started selling electric vehicles in 2020 and produces exclusively in the electric vehicle segment. The head office is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. BGauss B8 is one of the two electric scooters that the company launched in July 2020. In this post, you will learn more about the features and specifications of this electric scooter.

appearance and design

BGauss B8 includes a multi-color digital display, 360-degree chrome plating, an aerodynamically optimized design and a UV-protective coating on the outside. This scooter weighs 76.5 kg and has a height of 1285 mm. It has a trunk volume of 18 liters and a payload of up to 130 kg.


There are two different versions of the BGauss B8 electric scooter depending on the substances used in the battery. These two variants are lithium-ion and LF.


It is available in 6 different options, named:

  • mint green
  • fog grey
  • pearl white
  • silk red
  • Sparkling blue
  • Zed black


The ex-showroom price for the lithium-ion variant is 82,999 and for the LF variant it is 88,999.


mileage 70km/charge
top speed 50km/h
engine 800w
Top performance 1900w
battery 104.5kwh 57.6v
peak torque 94.6 nm
guarantee 3 years
Breaks Front and Rear – Disc

This electric scooter features a BLDC hub motor which is IP 67 waterproof. A double piston is installed on the front brakes. In addition, it has three speed settings: 36 km/h, 42 km/h and 50 km/h.

This scooter takes about 3 to 4 hours to be fully charged.


Alongside a host of notable features, it has side stand sensors, an anti-theft alarm, anti-theft device, Find Your Car, 120mm water wading capacity and a USB port.

In addition, it includes LED lighting in turn signals, daytime running lights, taillights and headlights.


The best advice we can give is that while BGauss delivers a lot of great features at a fair price, there are many other scooters on the market that can offer the same features at a much lower price. But if you keep buying it, it will remain a good investment for you.

Continue reading:- BGauss C12 electric scooter launched for Rs. 97,999

Continue Reading

Electric Vehicle

Charged EVs | Ford reveals electric Explorer to be built in Germany




Americans crave electric SUVs — but automakers dream of a slow and orderly transition to e-mobility. Unfortunately for us Americans, this means that new EV models are usually launched in China and/or Europe first.

ford has unveiled a new all-electric Explorer, designed and built in Germany, as part of a strategy to “reinvent the Ford brand in Europe.”

The electric Explorer will be the first electric vehicle to be built on a large scale at the new Ford Cologne EV Center in Germany. Ford says it will offer an all-electric portfolio of passenger cars in Europe by 2030.

Ford isn’t offering any technical details of the new Explorer at this time, but says it will be available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants and will be outfitted with the latest electronic goodies and amenities.

The SYNC Move infotainment system has a 15-inch articulating touchscreen that slides up and down to suit the driver (Tesla, note), plus wireless compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There is storage space for a laptop and another with a wireless phone charger.

Other bells and whistles include heated front seats and steering wheel, a massaging driver’s seat, individual climate controls, a kick-activated tailgate and multiple driver assistance features.

“Explorer is a precursor to a new generation of exciting Ford electric vehicles. Infused with our American roots but built in Cologne for our customers in Europe, it’s ready for the big adventures and packed with everything our customers need for their everyday drives,” said Martin Sander, general manager, Ford Model e, Europe .

Orders will be accepted “from the end of this year” and prices are expected to start at “less than €45,000”.

Source: ford

Continue Reading