By Ed Curran
CHICAGO (CBS) — There’s an exciting new company building electric pickup trucks.READ MORE: Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputy Shoots Chicago Homicide Suspect At Bristol Gas Station; Suspect Shot Police K-9 During Confrontation
We love local stories and Rivian just rolled out their first vehicles from their facility in Normal, Illinois. This is exciting Illinois news and exciting automotive news.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Sprinkles And Cooler Than Normal Temps Through The Weekend
I haven’t driven the Rivian Adventure Vehicle yet, but Motor Trend recently did and said it was unlike any pickup they’d ever driven. They called it part truck, part sport sedan and 100-percent amazing!
It’s a truck that’s not medium sized but not quite full-sized. It’s power is insane and it has a 0-60 time of just about 3 seconds. The truck is all electric with a range of 300 miles. It looks like a futuristic environmentally-conscious way to drive the highways and a more respectable way for off-road adventures.MORE NEWS: City Council Finance Committee Approves $76.5 Million Property Tax Hike, As Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2022 Budget Plan Passes First Test
Did I mention that it’s built in Illinois?