Day: May 29, 2020

Ford and Lincoln cancel once upcoming Rivian tech-powered SUV

Ford and its luxury vehicle division Lincoln told Automotive News that the all-electric SUV that was in development based on a Rivian platform has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

As the COVID-19 risk remains high across the world and businesses struggle to stay afloat as the global economy suffers the side effects of international lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, the automotive industry is among those which have been affected the most by the outbreak: entire production plants have been shut down, car shows have been cancelled, and sales have sharply declined as people continue to social distance. This week Ford and Lincoln announced that, due to the coronavirus, the all-electric SUV they were developing has been cancelled entirely. 

The companies first announced this model, which would have been Lincoln’s first 100-percent electric vehicle, back in January. It was set to be built on a platform provided by Rivian, a startup that

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