Electric Outdoors


Jul 1, 2024

Rivian and VW Announce Partnership, Popular Roads Open for the Season, EV Prices Drop, and Other News

A Rivian EV is plugged into a charger outside of a campground with teepees
A Rivian EV is plugged into a charger outside of a campground with teepees
A Rivian EV is plugged into a charger outside of a campground with teepees
A Rivian EV is plugged into a charger outside of a campground with teepees

Photo courtesy of Rivian

Here’s what you might have missed this week in outdoor, innovation, and EV news.

Rivian and Volkswagen Announce EV Software Partnership

In an unusual agreement between competitors, Rivian and Volkswagen announced last week that they're entering into a $5 billion EV software partnership. The two automakers are facing different challenges in the EV space, and the ostensibly win-win deal will give Rivian a cash infusion while helping VW solve some of its tech problems. 

Read More (from Inside EVs)

Glacier's Going-to-the-Sun Road Is Open for the Season

Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road is a highlight for many roadtrippers, but when the high-elevation road will open for the season is always a gamble. As of late June, the road is now fully open to vehicles, but anyone entering from the west side of the park will need an advance reservation to drive it. 

Read More (from Travel + Leisure)

...And So Is Teton Pass (With a Detour)

After a chunk of Wyoming Highway 22 collapsed on June 7, road crews have been hard at work on the road, which connects the popular tourist town of Jackson with Idaho's Teton Valley. As of last Friday, the highway is once again open to traffic, with an added detour around milepost 12.8. 

Read More (from Buckrail)

EVs and Clean Energy Are Lowering Global Oil Demand

Global oil demand is expected to peak around 2030 and then start leveling off, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. While the demand for oil has been decreasing in many countries for the last several decades, countries like China and India are still seeing an increase. The projected global decrease is largely due to electric vehicle adoption and the rise of clean energy technologies. 

Read More (from Canary Media)

EVs Are Becoming More Affordable

One reason keeping consumers from making the switch to electric vehicles has been the high price tag of EVs. But as a result of demand cooling, EV prices are in some cases getting closer to those of gas-powered vehicles—especially after you factor in federal tax credits. Used EVs have dropped in price even more. 

Read More (from CBS News) 


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