Startup Volcon joins Austin area's electric vehicle scene, plans new HQ
The Austin area's electric-powered vehicle sector continues to power up, as Volcon – a startup focused on off-road electric vehicles – is planning a new headquarters a manufacturing site in Central Texas. Volcon, which debuted in October, makes two-wheel and four-wheel electric off-road vehicles such as motorcycles and utility terrain vehicles. Known as UTVs in industry shorthand, these vehicles differ from ATVS in that they typically have a standard four-wheel wheel base, can seat multiple passengers side-by-side and are used to haul equipment and supplies. Volcon recently announced plans for...
Rivian to deliver $75,000 electric truck in June, complete with 300-mile range and vegan leather seats
Rivian is moving from concept car to reality.The electric truck startup, which has been building out its factory in downstate Normal, will begin taking orders on its inaugural models next week, with deliveries starting in June on a special Launch Edition version.There are three vehicle packages for both the R1T truck and R1S SUV, offered in nine adventurous-sounding colors such as Red Canyon, El Cap Granite and Glacier White. All models have 300-plus miles of range, go from zero to 60 mph in 3 seconds and have vegan leather seats.The launch package starts at $75,000 for the truck and $77,500 f...