• Lucid Air

    The image of the electric car as the future of passenger vehicles has led to a wealth of start-up companies hoping to cash in on the newest type of automotive propulsion. Starting a company—an automobile company at that—is not an easy task, however. Now Lucid Motors (nee Atieva) may be on the brink of discovering that. A new report suggests that Lucid recently approached Ford Motor Company to discuss a total sale of the electric-car company to the huge Detroit maker. DON'T MISS: Lucid Air electric luxury sedan: a Tesla Model S owner's take According to Bloomberg, Ford and Lucid...

  • Lucid Air electric luxury sedan prototype  [photo: David Noland]
    Lucid Air electric luxury sedan: a Tesla Model S owner's take

    It’s a cool spring morning in Menlo Park, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. In a two-story concrete-and-glass building on Constitution Avenue, just down the block from Facebook’s vast fortress, a group of automotive engineers and designers is working to create the...

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    Luxury electric Lucid Air sedan hits 217 mph in stability test

    Only a handful of people have ridden in one outside the company, but development of the Lucid Air luxury electric sedan seems to be proceeding apace. The company said yesterday at the New York auto show that a development prototype had reached an electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h (217...

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    Lucid Air luxury electric car: Bloomberg gets brief ride

    When it comes to luxury electric-car startups, hype is the name of the game. Lucid Motors unveiled its Air luxury sedan in December, promising a range of up to 400 miles, power of 1,000 horsepower, and cutting-edge technology. But very few people outside the company have gotten more than a glimpse...

  • Prototype for Lucid electric car due in 2018
    Lucid (nee Atieva) to build luxury electric cars in Arizona factory

    Lucid Motors will build its electric-car factory in Arizona.

  • Teaser for Lucid electric car
  • Atvus electric car to be built by Atieva  [image: Recode, via California public-records request]

    There's no shortage of putative rivals to electric-car maker Tesla Motors, from German luxury makers to other California startups. Thus far, of course, none have actually put a car on sale—unlike Tesla, which has sold somewhere north of 125,000 cars since 2008. One of the least-known is Chinese-backed Atieva, located in Silicon Valley since its 2007 founding. DON'T MISS: Tesla, Faraday: Meet Atieva, Your Newest Electric-Car Rival (Dec 2015) Initially, Atieva intended to develop and sell complete electric-drive systems to automakers, both in China and elsewhere. That business didn't...

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