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Lordstown Motors attempts damage control as Tesla rival’s CEO & CFO resign

Lordstown Motors attempts damage control as Tesla rival’s CEO & CFO resign

Electric truck-maker Lordstown Motors is seeing its troubles go from bad to worse, with the exit of its CEO and CFO today sending its stock plummeting. Chief executive officer Steve Burns, and chief financial officer Julio Rodriguez, both resigned, with Burns also stepping down from his position on the company's Board of Directors.

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I can’t stop thinking about a Ford F-150 Lightning Raptor

I can’t stop thinking about a Ford F-150 Lightning Raptor

Ford confirmed the power figures for the 2021 F-150 Raptor this past week, and it's fair to say they came as a surprise. Since the first generation of the performance truck back in 2010, the Raptor badge has meant Ford's most potent version of the pickup. Problem is, even before it hits dealer forecourts, the new Raptor finds itself in an electric shadow.

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Alpha Wolf+ Cloudbreak has an innovative camper tent from Heimplanet

Alpha Wolf+ Cloudbreak has an innovative camper tent from Heimplanet

The Alpha Wolf and Wolf+ (Wolf Plus) have yet to make it to production, but the California-based startup is already working on an overlanding version of its first all-electric small truck. Alpha Motor Corporation (AMC) has collaborated with German outdoor specialist Heimplanet in creating a bespoke Cloudbreak tent that neatly integrates into the truck bed.

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The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor’s power numbers are a shock

The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor’s power numbers are a shock

Ford has confirmed performance figures for the new 2021 F-150 Raptor, and there's a horsepower surprise in store for those waiting for the next-generation of the performance pickup. Announced earlier this year, the revamped Raptor sticks with Ford's familiar recipe for truck triumph, with a beefy body kit, huge wheels, and no shortage of attitude. However it's what's under the hood which may lead some to scratch their heads.

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Ford teases new EV roadmap as F-150 Lightning hits 100k reservations

Ford teases new EV roadmap as F-150 Lightning hits 100k reservations

Ford has seen over 100,000 reservations of its F-150 Lightning, its all-electric pickup, as the automaker looks ahead to what might come next in its big EV strategy. Announced last month, the 2022 F-150 Lightning takes what's Ford's best-selling model and reworks it with a dual-motor electric drivetrain, promising up to an estimated 300 miles of range.

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2022 Ford Maverick is a $20k hybrid pickup for a new type of truck owner

2022 Ford Maverick is a $20k hybrid pickup for a new type of truck owner

The 2022 Ford Maverick is the truck, the automaker says, for those who didn't know they wanted a truck, and with a hybrid engine as standard despite a starting price around $20k, it could be right. Announced today, this baby brother to the Ford F-150 and Ranger brings back a classic nameplate for a modern pickup, including a serious nod to the maker community.

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The 2022 Ford Maverick is a new compact pickup with an old name

The 2022 Ford Maverick is a new compact pickup with an old name

Ford's F-150 Lightning won't be the only truck that reboots a classic name, with the automaker confirming that yes, the new Ford Maverick is real, and yes, we'll see it soon. The new Maverick will be a compact pickup, described by Ford as being all-new rather than a derivative of existing models like F-150 and Ranger.

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The frustrating limit to Ford’s F-150 Lightning electric pickup

The frustrating limit to Ford’s F-150 Lightning electric pickup

There's a whole lot to like about the Ford F-150 Lightning, though one aspect of the all-electric pickup could prove frustrating for those considering taking the leap into a gas-free lifestyle. Unveiled earlier this month, Ford's zero-emissions truck is no mere nod to electrification but feels like a wholehearted embrace of the concept and all the potential perks that come along with it, with a line-up that should have something for almost everyone.

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Rivian test drives: How to try the R1T electric pickup without dealers

Rivian test drives: How to try the R1T electric pickup without dealers

Rivian may be starting deliveries of its first R1T preorders from July 2021, but there'll be a chance for those still on the fence about the electric pickup to take a test drive before they click the order button. While the automaker - which is sitting pretty on billions of dollars of investment from Amazon, Ford, and others - may be taking a direct-sales approach rather than traditional dealerships, that doesn't mean buyers of its EVs will need to order without experiencing them first.

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Rivian R1T deliveries delayed: The new timeline for the EV pickup

Rivian R1T deliveries delayed: The new timeline for the EV pickup

Rivian will begin deliveries of its first R1T electric pickup trucks in July, the automaker has confirmed, a month later than expected, though even those who coughed up for a Launch Edition model may find themselves waiting until early 2022 to get their EV. The announcement comes as Rivian also shuffles some of the standard equipment that its R1T and the R1S SUV counterpart will include, making the Off-Road Upgrade an option on some models.

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2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Review: The last hurrah

2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Review: The last hurrah

It was hard not to wince, glancing out the window at the 2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro parked on my driveway, as I read Ford's breathless announcement of the new F-150 Lightning electric pickup. Comparing any current truck to Ford's upcoming all-EV flagship is a recipe for pickup whiplash, sure, but in places the Tundra wears its age more obviously than most.

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This 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro is Ford’s actual $40k electric pickup

This 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro is Ford’s actual $40k electric pickup

Ford promised a $40k all-electric pickup, and today we're seeing it, with the 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro bringing its EV truck tech to commercial customers. Most affordable of the new models, the work-ready electric truck keeps some of the gadgetry of its consumer XLT, Lariat, and Platinum brethren, but pairs it with things like vinyl seats and a standard, full-size spare wheel.

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