Hello and welcome to another educated span of time with Tech with Sasha.
I take great pride in bringing you another edition of Tech with Sasha. This week I plan to present to you a few EV’s hitting the 2021 market. With Thanksgiving next week, this will sure to spark some conversations around the Turkey meal day talks.
Rivian at Long Last
First up is my personal favorite RIVIAN!!! This Michigan based startup officially released some new info just this week. The Launch Edition of the R1T pickup will start at $75,000 and the R1S SUV at $77,500. With a range stated to be 300+ miles there is the promise of a 400+ range to the 2022 R1T model. We will see them on the road starting June of 2021. And believe me, I can not WAIT to see them!! Now, if you have already placed your deposits you can now pre-order your truck or SUV on the Rivian website. For the rest of us, Nov 23rd is the day we can start ordering our next best EV friend.
iX Formally Known as iNext
BMW recently held a virtual event to announce it’s all-new, all-electric flagship. The BMW iX (formally known as iNext) will be ready to launch at the END of 2021. Now, this vehicle will be based on BMW’s 5th gen eDrive tech but have an all-new exterior appearance. I have included the interior pictures to just show how BMW is choosing to impress.
A Transition to EV
I am all about mobility and the ever-changing technology put into modes of transportation. With the rise in online shopping, many retailers are increasing their fleet of last-mile vehicles to meet the heightened demand. With more vehicles come costs of gas, upkeep that can hurt the profit margins of small businesses.
Ford has announced its E-Transit EV Cargo Van. It has a sleek design that even as a passenger vehicle it has become a go-to for multiple mobility platforms. This all-electric Transit will have a range of 126 miles on a full charge. For a small business owner, the vehicle can be charged in between jobs making it more than feasible. Plus with a price tag of just $45,000 it is highly affordable. The van will be outfitted with outlets for power tools and Driver ID. Driver ID offers a way for fleet operators to assign each driver with a specific vehicle. This is exciting enough to let those who are in the market be aware of what will be available in 2022.
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Sasha J Little is setting a new standard for how to today’s consumers look, purchase and utilize the world of transportation around them. Her commitment to mobility news and technology is changing the way
current and future drivers see and handle their next vehicle purchase. As mobility technology journalist at TechWithSasha, she specializes in education and preparedness to her listeners and fans. Sasha works each and every week to bring the latest and greats news YOU can use in the ever changing mobility landscape.