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 Germany's three main luxury brands, which are all working on electric cars of their own. Lucid was established as Atieva in 2007 and initially developed software systems for electric car batteries. It’s been linked with Chinese automaker BAIC but...
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...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
New Chinese-backed Californian startup Atieva plans electric car
California is quickly becoming a hub for electric car development, with many of the new firms backed by Chinese interests. The latest is Silicon Valley-based Atieva which is reportedly backed by stated-owned Chinese auto giant BAIC. Autocar reports that BAIC’s electric car offshoot Beijing...Viknesh Vijayenthiran