All the Pickup Truck News: Living With a Chevy Silverado, Ford Bets Big on Electrics

03-chevrolet-silverado-1500-2019-angle--exterior--front--red--towing.jpg 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | photo by Dan Carney

With the media preview at the 2019 New York International Auto Show having come and gone — here’s everything you might have missed — things on the news front have calmed down quite a bit. This past week featured two bits of coverage from our sister site The first focuses on using a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for the sort of everyday towing and hauling tasks that owners envision when buying a pickup, and second is the announcement of a partnership between Ford and electric vehicle company Rivian.

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A Truck for All Seasons

When we evaluate pickups in our multi-vehicle comparison tests, we’re usually focusing on performance in extreme conditions: drag-strip runs with the truck’s maximum payload in the bed or towing at maximum capacity over the Davis Dam grade in Arizona. This writeup on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 focuses on the sorts of everyday uses that are more common for truck owners, from simple yardwork to hauling a light trailer with a weekend toy. Want to get a good idea about what it’s like living with a pickup truck before you buy one? You’ll definitely wanna read this story.

Ford’s Electric Investment

Rivian — makers of the R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV — announced a $500 million investment from Ford, beginning a strategic partnership that will allow Rivian to tap Ford’s expertise when it comes to actually building vehicles, while Ford gets access to Rivian’s “skateboard” vehicle platform to build an all-electric Ford.

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Road Test Editor Brian Normile joined the automotive industry and in 2013, and he became part of the Editorial staff in 2014. Brian spent his childhood devouring every car magazine he got his hands on — not literally, eventually — and now reviews and tests vehicles to help consumers make informed choices. Someday, Brian hopes to learn what to do with his hands when he’s reviewing a car on camera. He would daily-drive an Alfa Romeo 4C if he could. Email Brian Normile

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