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Rivian sold Wall Street on an electric SUV. Then reality hit.

Rivian sold Wall Street on an electric SUV. Then reality hit.

Placeholder while article actions load After buying stock in Rivian — the electric vehicle maker that promised a hotly anticipated SUV or truck version of a Tesla — at $72 a share, San Francisco tech program manager Carter Gibson wasn’t thrilled when the price dropped to an all-time low of $19.25 this past week. A …

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How Ford's F-150 Lightning stacks up against Rivian and Hummer electric pickups

How Ford’s F-150 Lightning stacks up against Rivian and Hummer electric pickups

SAN ANTONIO — Ford Motor’s new F-150 Lightning is an electric pickup truck. That may seem obvious given it looks like a truck and has electric motors and a battery pack instead of an engine, but it needs to be said. Why? Because a successful battery-powered pickup is a critical step in the EV transition, …

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Powering electric cars: the race to mine lithium in America’s backyard

Powering electric cars: the race to mine lithium in America’s backyard

At his small red brick farmhouse home near the Catawba river in the rural Piedmont region of North Carolina, Brian Harper is caught up in the dilemma facing America’s big push towards a future powered by green energy. Running in a band beneath the soil close to Harper’s land lies America’s biggest deposit of spodumene …

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