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Lucid Motors strikes SPAC deal to go public with $24 billion valuation

Lucid Motors reached an agreement to become a publicly traded company through a merger with special-purpose acquisition company Churchill Capital IV Corp, in the largest deal yet between a blank-check company and electric vehicle startup.  The combined company, in which Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund will continue to be the largest shareholder, will have a transaction equity value of $11.75 billion. Private investment in the public equity deal is priced at $15 a share, putting the implied the p...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Saudi Arabia, China, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Automotive, Air, North America, Churchill, Cto, Lucid, SPAC, Audi BMW, Atieva


Lucid Motors reveals its long-awaited Air electric sedan

Lucid Motors CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson had a clear vision for how to take an electric car to another level. The former chief engineer of the Tesla Model S just didn’t expect it to take quite so long. Today, nearly four years since the company first announced its intentions to produce electric vehicles, Lucid Motors revealed the final version of its all-electric luxury Air sedan. The Air has eye-popping performance specs, an estimated range of up to 517 miles and a design that manages to balanc...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Saudi Arabia, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Arizona, Air, North America, Cto, Musk, Lucid, Amazon Alexa, Atieva, ADAS, Rawlinson


The all-electric Lucid Air gets an estimated EPA range of 517 miles

Lucid Motors said Tuesday that its upcoming all-electric luxury sedan can travel 517 miles on a single charge — a range that, if validated by the U.S. EPA, blows past every other EV on the road today including Tesla. The estimated EPA range was released ahead of the September 9 reveal of the Lucid Air. The automaker said the estimated EPA range was verified by   FEV North America, Inc., an independent firm that conducted the test in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Lucid Motors, which is backed by Saud...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Tech, Automotive, Epa, Cto, Lucid, U S EPA, Auburn Hills Michigan, Atieva, Rawlinson, Lucid Motors, Lucid Air, Peter Rawlinson, Lucid Air Rawlinson, FEV North America Inc, Air Lucid Motors


NYC EPRIX – Formula e Returns to the Big Apple

Sunday’s qualifying took place on a wet course after some morning rain – then the course was completely close as a thunderstorm blew through. Not the sort of electric we were looking for, but it passed over fairly quickly and the drivers headed out to the starting grid on time. TECHEETAH’s Jean-Eric Vergne crossed the finish line first, with Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi in second and third, respectively, and narrowly winning the team title over TECHEETAH. The next s...
Tags: New York, Saudi Arabia, New York City, Brooklyn, Paris, Autos, Michelin, Zurich, Motorsport, Renault, Lucas, Big Apple, Red Hook, Sebastien Buemi, Atieva, Alex Lynn


Formula E unveils the next generation of all-electric racing

The all-electric Forumla E racing series is set to get a major update for its fifth season, which kicks off at the end of 2018. Spark Racing Technology won the contract to build the second-generation race car bodies for the series fifth season and has just revealed the initial renderings, and they are simply stunning! Spark Racing Technology currently builds the race car bodies that run now in the competition, but the French company hopes to make some major improvements to its new design, inc...
Tags: Design, Atieva, Dallara, McLaren Sony


Lucid reveals electric car prototype, announces Arizona production

Just as Faraday Future struggles to get its plant off the ground, another Chinese-backed electric car startup based in the United States has chosen a location for its own plant. The company is Lucid, formerly known as Atieva, and on Tuesday it announced plans to build a $700 million plant in Casa Grande, Arizona. Along with the announcement, Lucid... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Automotive, United States, Arizona, Lucid, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Atieva


Lucid Motors’ Tesla-fighting electric car will be built in Arizona

Lucid Motors will build its electric car factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. The Silicon Valley-based startup hopes to break ground on the factory next year, and begin car production in 2018. The post Lucid Motors’ Tesla-fighting electric car will be built in Arizona appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Arizona, Atieva


Preview: Lucid Motors Prototype Sedan

The email dangled, enticingly: “Be the first to see our new vehicle’s design in the flesh.” Then I note who sent it: Zak Edson. I’d met Zak back when he was at Tesla when I had driven to Northern California to sample their first prototype two-speed Roadster. That version of the car was never built, but that Tesla company he worked for is now the most compelling story in the car business. Now he works at Atieva. I saw that Atieva had pillaged some other serious industry talent: CTO Peter Rawlinso...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Porsche, Bmw, Oracle, Cto, Lucid, Faraday Future, Future Cars, Derek, Northern California, Elon, Leeco, Albert, Menlo Park, Liu


Lucid electric car, Mercedes pickup concept, G-Class factory visit: Car News Headlines

Electric car startup Atieva has rebranded itself as Lucid Motors. Why should you care? Because the company promises a Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S-rivaling sedan with 900 horsepower and a range of over 300 miles on a single charge. Mercedes-Benz will unveil a concept tomorrow previewing its new pickup truck. A teaser video reveals that the design... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Automotive, Mercedes, Today in Car News, Lucid, Mercedes Benz, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Atieva


Electric car startup Atieva now called Lucid, teases first car

Silicon Valley-based electric car startup Atieva has changed its name to Lucid Motors and released some teasers of an electric sedan that will rival the Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S. However, unlike Tesla, Lucid sees itself as a luxury brand, meaning it’s more of a direct rival to fellow electric car startups Fisker and Karma, as well as... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Automotive, Silicon Valley, Lucid, Fisker, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Atieva


Here’s your first look at Lucid Motors’ 900-horsepower, 300-mile Tesla fighter

California-based Lucid Motors has released several teaser images of its upcoming electric production car. Lucid Motors is led by former Tesla VP and Model S Chief Engineer Peter Rawlinson. The post Here’s your first look at Lucid Motors’ 900-horsepower, 300-mile Tesla fighter appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: California, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Atieva


TTAC News Roundup: Atieva Has a New Name and a New Sedan That Desperately Needs One

Atieva has a luminous new name for its company and a lightning-fast sedan without one. That, the future of autonomous driving doesn’t need to include stopping for red lights, defective Takata airbags have claimed another life, and the E-Class is helping keep Daimler filthy stinking rich… after the break! Atieva loses its name but gains a sedan After […] The post TTAC News Roundup: Atieva Has a New Name and a New Sedan That Desperately Needs One appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Takata, Mercedes-benz, New Cars, Daimler, Autonomous Technology, Atieva, Takata Airbag Recall, Future Vehicles


Atieva Atvus EV Could Arrive by 2018 to Take on Tesla

An electric car company named Atieva is expected to unveil its first EV in December. The company revealed its manufacturing plans and an image of its “Atvus” sedan in publicly filed documents (posted on Document Cloud) recently obtained by tech site Recode. Atieva is based in Silicon Valley, but reportedly has financial ties with a number of prominent Chinese investors including billionaire Jia Yueting of LeEco and Faraday Future. Atieva has been testing its electric powertrain in a prototype ba...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Youtube, Tesla, Silicon Valley, Oracle, Reuters, Leeco, Mazda, Edna, Jia Yueting, Jia, Atieva, TSE, Mercedes Benz Vito


A Silicon Valley startup is trying to rival Tesla with an electric sedan — here's a first look at its car (TSLA)

We finally got a glimpse of the electric car start-up Atieva is building to rival Tesla. Recode's Mark Harris retrieved the image via a public records request to the state of California. There's not too much we can glean from the photo, other than the fact that it's an electric sedan, which is still noteworthy at a time automakers are turning their attention to electric SUVs. Atieva has released a series of videos showing off its tech in a van dubbed Edna, the most recent of which showed it was ...
Tags: California, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Nevada, Faraday Future, Reuters, Leeco, HARRIS, Jia Yueting, Atieva, Mark Harris, Faraday Future LeEco


Atieva’s 900hp electric van returns to race a BMW i8 and Dodge Viper

After beating a Ferrari California T and Tesla Model S, Atieva's electric van is back. This time it's taking on a BMW i8 and Dodge Viper. The van is a development mule for Atieva's first production electric car. The post Atieva’s 900hp electric van returns to race a BMW i8 and Dodge Viper appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Dodge Viper, Ferrari California T, Atieva


Watch Atieva’s 900-hp electric van smoke a BMW i8 and Dodge Viper

After beating a Ferrari California T and Tesla Model S, Atieva's electric van is back. This time it's taking on a BMW i8 and Dodge Viper. The van is a development mule for Atieva's first production electric car. The post Watch Atieva’s 900-hp electric van smoke a BMW i8 and Dodge Viper appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Dodge Viper, Ferrari California T, Atieva


Atieva electric car test mule beats BMW i8, Dodge Viper in quarter mile

In late 2015 a little known automotive startup by the name of Atieva announced plans to compete in the electric car space. Beyond that intention, the company, which is based in Silicon Valley, has been mostly quiet on all fronts. Now, however, Atieva has previewed the performance of its powertrain. Atieva is using Mercedes-Benz vans as test mules... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Videos, Youtube, Automotive, Silicon Valley, Bmw, Mercedes Benz, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Atieva


Atieva electric car test mule beats BMW i8, Dodge Viper in 1/4 mile

In late 2015 a little known automotive startup by the name of Atieva announced plans to compete in the electric car space. Beyond that intention, the company, which is based in Silicon Valley, has been mostly quiet on all fronts. Now, however, Atieva has previewed the performance of its powertrain. Atieva is using Mercedes-Benz vans as test mules... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Videos, Youtube, Automotive, Silicon Valley, Bmw, Mercedes Benz, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Dodge Viper, Atieva


Watch an electric van smoke a Tesla and a Ferrari in a drag race

In a just-for-fun drag race, Atieva's 900 horsepower Edna all-electric van smoked a Tesla Model S and an unidentified model Ferrari. Atieva doesn't plan to sell vans, but wanted to show the world how their powertrain test bed could perform. The post Watch an electric van smoke a Tesla and a Ferrari in a drag race appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Ferrari, Edna, Atieva


Atieva’s electric van smokes Tesla and Ferrari in unfair drag race

In a just-for-fun drag race, Atieva's 900 horsepower Edna all-electric van smoked a Tesla Model S and an unidentified model Ferrari. Atieva doesn't plan to sell vans, but wanted to show the world how their powertrain test bed could perform. The post Atieva’s electric van smokes Tesla and Ferrari in unfair drag race appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Ferrari, Edna, Atieva


China’s BAIC invests in US startup aiming to take on Tesla Motors

China's state-owned BAIC has invested in a California-based startup named Atieva to develop a range of electric vehicles. Set to launch in 2018, Atieva's first model will be an Audi A7-like sedan capable of hitting 60 mph from a stop in 2.7 seconds. The post China’s BAIC invests in US startup aiming to take on Tesla Motors appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, California, China, Cars, US, Trends, Tesla Motors, Atieva, BAIC


Tracy, Sac on short list for future electric-car factory

Electric-car maker Atieva is considering sites in Sacramento and Tracy for its first manufacturing plant, according to state documents.
Tags: Sacramento, Tracy, Atieva


Tracy, Sacramento on short list for future electric-car factory

Electric-car maker Atieva is considering sites in Sacramento and Tracy for its first manufacturing plant, according to state documents.
Tags: Sacramento, Tracy, Atieva


Tesla Facing Competition From China-Backed Electric-Car Startups

A few miles from Tesla Motors Inc.'s Palo Alto, California, headquarters, a Silicon Valley startup plans to challenge the electric car maker with a rival family of vehicles designed and built in the United States with major backing from Chinese investors. Atieva plans to put a premium electric sedan on the road in 2018, followed by a pair of luxury crossovers in 2020-2021, company executives told Reuters in an exclusive interview. The company is racing not just against Tesla, but also against th...
Tags: China, Tesla, United States, Silicon Valley, Reuters, Tesla Motors Inc, Atieva, Palo Alto California


Battle of the electric car startups: will Faraday Future merge with Atieva?

Sources fear that mysterious Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, who has a stake in both promising startups, is exerting increasing influence over the rival companiesThe glossy video on the website of Atieva, a promising Silicon Valley startup developing a self-driving electric vehicle, is a hard sell for the California dream. “To reimagine the future, we’re rewriting the rules. Applying the California state of mind to shape a new vision of what a car can be.” Related: Inside Faraday Future: is i...
Tags: Business, Technology, California, China, Ethical and green living, Travel and transport, Technology startups, Silicon Valley, Motoring, Self-driving Cars, Electric, Hybrid And Low-emission Cars, Jia Yueting, Atieva


Tesla and Faraday Future - meet Atieva, your newest rival

More recently, the mysterious Faraday Future, with supposedly lavish funding from Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, will host a major press event at January's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It's headquartered in Menlo Park, just a couple of miles from Stanford University, which gave rise to the region globally known for computing-based innovation.
Tags: Tesla, Las Vegas, Stanford University, Consumer Electronics Show, Menlo Park, Jia Yueting, Atieva