Today,Ford announced it will invest $500 million in Michigan-based Rivian.That puts the 10-year-old electric automaker's total investments this year at $1.2 billion.二月，Amazon ponied up $700 million to help Rivian reach its goal of releasing an all-electric pickup truck and SUV by the end of 2020.这是许多人对特斯拉卡车发布的预期时间。
Last year,Rivian revealed its five-passenger truck prototype,theR1T.With a 400-mile range,1800磅有效载荷，and 11,000-pound tow rating,R1T开始吸引特斯拉仍未透露姓名的同行的注意。
但今年，细节显示Rivian获得了modular chassis这可以为广泛的电动卡车配置提供基础。This followed a massive $700 million investment from Amazon.
Further heating up the electric truck battle,Arizona-basedATLIS机动车辆also entered the fray this year.Though only in its third year,Atlis made bold claims about its XT pickup.巧合的是，that truck is also slated to hit the streets in 2020.它宣传了500英里的航程，充电时间低至15分钟。
And while more details emerge on the rapidly approaching trucks of the future,测试和驾驶印象仍然难以捉摸。但有了福特的支持，里维安，the all-electric truck market takes another big step toward reality.