Lincoln working with Rivian to develop all-electric SUV
Lincoln has announced that it is working with Rivian to develop the company's first all-electric vehicle. The news comes on the heels of Ford's announcement last year that it is partnering with Rivian on development of an electrified F-Series pickup truck as part of its planned equity investment in the company.
"Working with Rivian marks a pivotal point for Lincoln as we move toward a future that includes fully electric vehicles," said Joy Falotico, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. "This vehicle will take Quiet Flight to a new place – zero emissions, effortless performance and connected and intuitive technology. It's going to be stunning."
The Lincoln EV will be built on Rivian's flexible skateboard platform, like the electric F-150.
Lincoln is in the middle of a brand resurgence. The luxury arm of Ford has introduced the three new SUVs - Corsair, Aviator, Navigator - in four years. The company will cease production of the MKZ sedan later this year so the plant can be converted to accommodate new Ford vehicle production.
This isn't the first innovation Lincoln has announced lately. The company with Matthew McConaughey as its spokesperson recently showed off its new potheated winter wiper blades and pothole preview technology.
Ford is investing $11.5 billion into electrification, including the new Mustang Mach-E, a fully electric model.
"Our vehicle development partnership with Ford is an exciting opportunity to pair our technology with Lincoln's vision for innovation and refinement. We are proud to collaborate on Lincoln's first fully electric vehicle," said Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe.
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