VW Scout electric SUVs, Rivian, Foxconn, Fisker and Lordstown reservations: today’s car news
Scout is the new name for VW’s electric SUVs. Rivian’s price hike seems to have sparked more interest. And Foxconn is an American automaker, allowing Lordstown and Fisker. The week of news has been busy, full of twists and turns. This and more, here at Green car reports.
With the completion of the sale of a former GM plant in Ohio to Hon Hai Technology Group, otherwise known as Foxconn, the contract manufacturer of the iPhone, the Lordstown Endurance electric pickup is underway production later this year. It also renews plans for Foxconn to act as contract manufacturer for the upcoming $29,900 Fisker Pear EV from 2024.
Volkswagen has confirmed that it is reviving the Scout name – yes, the former International Harvester SUV – for an entire brand of electric SUVs destined for the United States. Could this help VW go big with consumer EVs, or will it be another premium niche brand?
Rivian’s price hike in March – and the resulting outcry among early adopters – appears to have only heightened the appeal of its electric trucks. Just since the price increase, Rivian has seen 10,000 new reservations, double the number of trucks built since September, with a jaw-dropping average price of $93,000.
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