The plan for Ford and Rivian to jointly develop an SUV for the Lincoln brand has been shelved. The coronavirus pandemic was named as the root reason. Lincoln told its dealers about the decision yesterday (Tuesday). A statement from the company reads: "Our strategic commitment to Lincoln, Rivian and electrification remains unchanged and Lincoln's future plans will include an all-electric vehicle consistent with its Quiet Flight DNA." Despite the decision, Lincoln claims it's still committed to the Rivian partnership. Apparently, they are still going to work together "on an alternative vehicle based on Rivian's skateboard platform." That basically covers the factual news. I'll leave my opinion for another post.