This is the start of the change to switching to eVs.
People will be holding off buying a new fossil only car waiting to see what is coming in choice of full eV.
The Rivian announced at the LA show should be a big wake up call to the likes of LandRover.
You can already see this in JLR responses with new planned production.
It's no good waiting for legislation to end the sales of ICE new cars they have to seriously switch now to survive.
More than ever the Chinese auto manufacturers will make big inroads to the traditional automakers market share.
Stick your heads in the sand all you like change is coming and I think it may get here sooner than you think.
Turbulent times for traditional vehicle manufacturers.
Completely agree. If the traditional vehicle manufacturers think that people want to carry on buying the sorts of cars they currently manufacture then they are grievously mistaken.
Legislation or not, people's purchasing choices are changing.
I have just invented a new type of vehicle that I reckon would revolutionise private car ownership. Imagine a 2 or 3-seater Smart-size car with an electric motor and a range of say 30 miles or so. Ideal for short commutes, popping into town, etc.
Now enable it to be paired with an articulated trailer section, powered by a high-efficiency petrol engine, which can be equipped with flexible seating/load carrying arrangements, like the back half of an SUV. Because of the powered trailer you also get AWD advantages, and there would of course be full audio-visual linkage between the units.
Additional trailer types configured for special requirements (vans, canoes/small boats,specialist sporting equipment etc) would be available either for purchase or could be hired from your local dealer.
Now you have the perfect family vehicle. I hereby donate this idea to the world. Thank me later.