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: 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...David Noland
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...John Voelcker
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...Stephen Edelstein
Lucid (nee Atieva) to build luxury electric cars in Arizona factory
Lucid Motors will build its electric-car factory in Arizona.Stephen Edelstein
Atieva now Lucid Motors; plans 300-mile, 900-hp electric car
Atieva is now Lucid Motors.Stephen Edelstein
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...