Lucid Motors

  • Artist's impression of Lucid's proposed plant - Photo credit: The Verge

    The new plant will initially manufacture a Tesla Model S rival called the Air.

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    Lucid's new CEO was the chief engineer of the Tesla Model S

    Peter Rawlinson was the lead engineer of the Tesla Model S and now he is CEO of the rival EV startup Lucid.

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    Lucid sells $1B stake to Saudi Arabia, plans production of Air sedan in 2020

    EV startup Lucid Motors has received a $1 billion investment from Saudi Arabia, which it will use to start production of the Air luxury sedan in 2020.

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    Saudi Arabia invests $1B in Tesla rival Lucid

    Saudi Arabia may or may not be interested in taking Tesla private but the Middle Eastern country, via its Public Investment Fund (PIF), is ready to invest in rival electric car brand Lucid Motors. Silicon Valley-based Lucid confirmed Monday that the Saudis will invest $1.0 billion in the company...

  • Lucid Air prototype during high-speed test at Transportation Research Center, Ohio
    Lucid Air electric sedan tackles Laguna Seca

    Lucid is (apparently) still alive after the company posted a video showing its Air electric luxury sedan taking to Laguna Seca. The electric sedan clocked a lap time of 1:41.67 at the track known for its tricky corkscrew. While the time isn't particularly impressive when looking at some of the...

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    Could Lucid be up for sale?

    Electric car startup Faraday Future has made the headlines repeatedly in recent months, albeit for all the wrong reasons. Given the lack of news concerning rival electric car startup Lucid, one might have assumed it’s all smooth sailing at the Silicon Valley-based company. That may not be the...

  • Lucid Air prototype during high-speed test at Transportation Research Center, Ohio

    A prototype for Lucid’s Air electric sedan hit a top speed of 235.44 mph during a recent high-speed test on the banked oval at Ohio’s Transportation Research Center. The achievement follows a test run up to a governed 217 mph which the Air prototype conducted in April. We’re talking speeds faster than what all but a handful of supercars can achieve, and no sedans come close to matching the Air. The electric sedan’s main target, the Tesla Model S, tops out at 155 mph. In a statement, Lucid said that in one of the intended markets for the Air, there is an expectation of...

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    Tesla Model S-rivaling Lucid Air to start at just $60,000

    There’s nothing like a bit of competition to help you get more for your dollar. Case in point is the battle that could be about to erupt between electric car firms Tesla and Lucid. Lucid fired a shot at Tesla on Wednesday by announcing that its first product, the Air electric sedan, will be...

  • Lucid Air spotted driving through San Francisco
    Spotted: Lucid Air whirring through San Francisco streets

    What would you do with a 1,000-horsepower pre-production electric sedan if you were given the keys? Well the folks at Lucid Motors took their Air for a spin... at slow San Francisco traffic speeds and another motorist managed to capture it on video. It seems Lucid had the Air out in public to grab...

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    Lucid Motors unveils 1,000-hp Air electric sedan

    The Silicon Valley-based Lucid Motors, formerly Atieva, revealed what appears to be the production version of its electric sedan today, and our suspicions have been confirmed. The standard battery pack will have 100 kilowatt-hours of power and offer more than 300 miles of range. An optional pack...

  • Prototype for Lucid electric car due in 2018
    Report: Base Lucid EV to come with 1,000 hp, 100-kwh battery

    Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] has rewritten the rulebook on what’s possible for a family-sized performance sedan, with its Model S P100D currently able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in a mind boggling 2.4 seconds and pass the quarter mile in 10.6 seconds. But as more and more companies start to come out...

  • Prototype for Lucid electric car due in 2018
    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...

  • Teaser for Lucid electric 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 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...

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    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...

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    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...

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