Rival Tesla is going to make a kind of “skateboard” for electric cars Ford. On this universal platform can put any body type.
The company Rivian, a highly promising electric mobility startup, is going to create a special platform for the future of the premium electric car Ford. Experts Rivian will develop a “truck” with electric motor, battery, wheels and computer systems, a kind of “skateboard”. The brand platform will give Ford, which, in turn, will put it on your body, production of finished electric vehicles. This information was published by Bloomberg, whose reporters refer to the CEO of Rivian RJ Scaringe. He compared the new project with a skateboard. We will remind, in the project of creation of electrified platforms from Rivian has invested more than $ 3 billion.
That Ford is going to build electric car using development Rivian, became known in April 2019. Then it was reported that the American group did not regret for a partner of $ 500 million.
By the way, Ford is not the only company investing significant amounts in Rivian. So, for example, the Internet company Amazon has invested in electric cars for $ 700 million. We will remind, this company is waiting for Rivian electric vehicles to deliver their goods.
About when electric new from Ford will hit the market, so far no information. And the company refuses to comment on details of those products, which have not yet been submitted.