Lucid Motors plans to launch in Germany in 2022
California-based electric car startup Lucid Motors plans to begin delivering its cars in Germany next year, as the new Country Manager Roberto Russo, confirmed to electrive. Also in 2022, the Air sedan is to arrive in other European countries too.Weiterlesen
Lucid Motors appoints ex-Waymo’s Sherry House as CFO
EV startup Lucid Motors has made Sherry House the new Chief Financial Officer. She comes from Google’s autonomous driving company Waymo. Lucid also appointed new specialists in software and information technology as well as marketing.Weiterlesen
Lucid Motors allowed to expand Casa Grande factory
Lucid Motors has received approval from the Casa Grande City Council to start expanding its electric car plant there. Among other things, the expansion is intended to create the capacity for the announced second series, an electric SUV.Weiterlesen
CAM study finds Tesla most innovative automaker
The Center of Automotive Management (CAM) has analysed the innovative strength of 32 car manufacturers looking at 291 innovations in the field of electric mobility. Tesla remains by far the top innovator in the technology field but is tracked by VW.Weiterlesen
Lucid Motors plans EV factory in Saudi Arabia
Lucid Motors is in talks with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund to build an electric vehicle factory near the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, according to a media report. A second location in the country is also reportedly under consideration.Weiterlesen
Lucid Motors completes first phase of US factory
Lucid Motors has completed the first construction phase of its Casa Grande production facility in the US state of Arizona. The commissioning of the production facilities and processes will have already begun since production of Lucid Air is scheduled to start in spring 2021.Weiterlesen
New electric vehicle lobby ZETA formed in the USA
In the USA, a lobby organisation has been founded to advocate that only purely electric vehicles should be sold nationwide from 2030 onwards. There are 28 founding members of the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA), including Tesla.Weiterlesen
USA Lucid Air basic version prices revealed
Lucid Motors has now revealed the details of the basic version of its Air electric sedan set to come out in 2022, after the higher-priced versions. The basic model will cost $77,400 in the USA (or $69,900 after the federal tax credit of $7,500).Weiterlesen
Lucid debuts Air electric sedan at prices from $80,000
Lucid Motors have finally fully unveiled the production version of their first car: the Lucid Air, a luxury electric sedan designed to match any electric S-Class if it would be a Mercedes or Tesla back in the days.Weiterlesen
Lucid Air to be presented on 9 September
Electric car startup Lucid Motors will present the series version of its electric sedan Air on 9 September online. They say they will reveal the final interior and exterior design plus details of specifications, prices and available configurations.Weiterlesen
Lucid Air to sport a 900-volt system
Lucid Motors will equip the production version of its first electric model Air with a 900-volt system, as CEO Peter Rawlinson just revealed in an interview. For the top version of the Air the manufacturer continues to promise a range of 400 miles (644 km).Weiterlesen
Reservation books open for Lucid Air in Europe
The US-American startup Lucid Motors has now opened European reservation books for the first model Lucid Air. The startup says it will officially unveil the Tesla-like debut car in New York in April. Deliveries in Europe are scheduled to begin at the end of 2021.Weiterlesen
Peter Hochholdinger and Jan Oehmicke leave Tesla
Two prominent departures within a few days – After production manager Peter Hochholdinger (formerly with Audi) left Tesla to join Californian rival Lucid Motors, Tesla’s head of European operations Jan Oehmicke (formerly with BMW) is also leaving.Weiterlesen
Lucid Motors considers sharing EV tech with OEMs
The US startup Lucid Motors is in negotiations with car manufacturers about the potential exchange of electric vehicle technology and plans to go public in a few years. According to CTO Peter Rawlinson, however, a sale is not on the table.Weiterlesen
Saudi Arabia investing $1BN in Tesla rival Lucid Motors
It is confirmed, PIF, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, who Elon Musk had banked on to help him taking Tesla private, is investing in Lucid Motors. The sheiks are ready to spend over a billion dollars to launch the Air EV.Weiterlesen
Saudi Arabia may invest in Tesla rival Lucid Motors
PIF, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, who Elon Musk had banked on to help him taking Tesla private, is thinking to invest in Lucid Motors. The electric car startup is holding talks with PIF over a $1BN investment, Reuters quotes sources close to the matter.Weiterlesen
Lucid Motors targets 10,000 Air units in its first year
EV start-up Lucid Motors wants to build 10,000 units of its Air luxury sedan in it first year. Production is to start in 2019 and shall be scaled to up to 60,000 electric cars per annum shortly after.Weiterlesen
Fully Charged, Lucid Motors.
Lucid Motors, James O’Neill, Simon Moores.
“We don’t have the money in place. That’s why we need to secure Series D (…). It would be irresponsible to start moving earth or start anything until we have a financial runway to execute that professionally and with absolute integrity.”
Lucid Motors chief technology officer Peter Rawlinson explains why the EV newcomer is seeking money in yet another round of financing. Once secured, production of the Air EV is to start by 2019 in Arizona.
“Many fleet managers have an ever-growing list of responsibilities, in addition to company vehicles, including HR, procurement or purchasing. With the on-going backlash against diesel cars, fleets are having to consider adding EVs and PHEVs to their choice lists, and are having to address the added pressure of charging infrastructures, data and security issues.”
James O’Neill, UK director, Ensto Chago thus detailed the things to consider when opting to integrate PEV and charging infrastructure into fleets.
“While it was started by Tesla’s Gigafactory, 70 percent of this new capacity is being built in China by major producers such as BYD, ATL, and Lishen.”
Simon Moores, managing director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, on the rise of battery “megafactories”. While Tesla may be talked about the most, BMI’s research suggests that by 2020, China will host 62% of global production capacity for Li-ion cells.
Kreisel Electric, Ford, Nio, Lucid Motors, Qoros, Bollinger.
Kreisel electrifies Porsche: German manufacturer Kreisel Electric and cooperation partner EVEX have converted a Porsche 910 into an electrified super car. The Kreisel EVEX 910e goes above 300 kph, accelerates from 0 to 100 kph in 2.5 seconds and is even street legal and available in a limited edition. The super cars 53 kWh power pack allows supposedly a range of 350 km. The electric Porsche will debut at the Techno Classica. Price point: 1m euros.
Ford’s electrification strategy for China: Until 2025 Ford intends to electrify 70 percent of its line-up in the world’s biggest car market. The Mondeo PHEV which will be produced in China with joint venture partner Changan will be the starting point in 2018. Within the next 5 years an all-electric sport-utility with 450 km range shall follow (also in North America and Europe). Furthermore, Ford wants to start the production lines for electric drive systems in China by 2020.
Nio and Changan united: In Nio (formerly Next EV) Changan has found another JV partner willing to manufacture EVs in China. Under the name of Yangtze River Automobile New Energy Industry Development, both companies seek to start production in Wuhan. At Shanghai’s Auto Salon, Nio plans to present not less than 11 vehicles such as an electric SUV – their first model for the Chinese market – its Formula E racer, electric hyper car EP9 and concept vehicle Eve.
carnewschina.com (joint venture, electric SUV), green-motors.de (Shanghai show)
Cash injection for Lucid Motors: EV start-up Lucid Motors seeks to fundraise 700m USD for its projected plant in Arizona. The factory shall be completed in three phases with production start scheduled for 2019. The Silicon Valley based company intends to start with an annual output of up to 10,000 EVs but plans to reach up to 130,000 electric vehicles per year eventually.
fool.com via electrek.co, autoblog.com, bizjournals.com
Qoros’ concept sports car: The Chinese manufacturer permits a first glance at the concept car 9 QlectriQ, a co-production with Koenigsegg that is soon to be revealed in Shanghai. The all-electric model is claimed to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 3 seconds and to make 500 km on one charge.
First prototype of Bollinger: U.S. start-up Bollinger Motors announced an electric “Sport Utility Truck” with AWD not long ago. Now, the company provided first photos of the chassis together with the promise to present the complete EV this year before going serial in 2018.
electrek.co, electriccarsreport.com, prnewswire.com
Elon Musk, Lucid Motors.
Reading tip: Elon Musk reportedly plans to dig tunnels – with a capital T. A first hole has been dug close to LA airport and it appears that “boring” is indeed the Tesla CEO’s intention, Max Chafkin uncovers in his extended feature.
Click tip: After first photos of Lucid Motors’ Air EV, more pictures have emerged. The company currently runs test rides in American cities.
Tesla Semi, Lucid Motors.
Video tip I: Remember the Tesla Semi? It is the utility vehicle Elon Musk lined out in the Masterplan. While it awaits completion, Jan Preisert made a rendering and banned its conception in a clip.
youtube.com via insideevs.com
Video tip II: Air is drifting in the snow literally as Lucid Motors winter tests its electric sedan.
insideevs.com (with video)