Tag: Lucid Motors

Dec 8, 2016 - 08:51 am

SolarStratos, Lucid Motors, Chile, Gigafactory.

SolarstratosSoaring with the sun: PC-Aeros now officially unveiled its SolarStratos (we reported), a 8.5 meters long plane that runs on solar-power and is fitted with a 32-kW electric drive and 20 kWh Li-ion battery. Adventurer Raphael Domjan wants to be the first to take a solar plane on a stratospheric flight. Take-off is scheduled for 2018.

Samsung SDI to supply Lucid Motors: The Korean electronics giant will supply battery cells for Lucid Motors’ first production EV, said to arrive in 2018. The two companies previously collaborated, saying they have develop the next-generation of cylindrical cells that “are able to exceed current performance benchmarks in areas such as energy density, power, calendar life and safety.”
autocar.co.uk, forbes.com

Lithium factory in Chile? The country’s government is allegedly in talks with Chinese and Korean investors to harvest the Chile’s lithium reserves and build a 2bn dollar lithium factory in the north of the country. Initial production capacity of lithium-carbonate is estimated at 1,000 tons – but could grow to 10,000 tons by 2018.

Bowling for the Gigafactory: Finnish harbour town Vaasa is considering throwing its hat in the ring to host the European Gigafactory. The town’s proximity to i.e. Europe’s richest lithium mines could definitely push it to the top of the list of possible locations.

Dec 1, 2016 - 09:06 am

Toyota, Lucid Motors, WM Motor, China, Honda, Hyundai.

EV is top priority: Toyota is getting up to speed on electric cars as its new EV division will be led by CEO Akio Toyoda himself. He will oversee developments directly in order to take decisions quickly. Prius chief engineer Koji Toyoshima is to become the leader of the division’s engineering team. Toyoshima will also join the EV strategy unit, which includes representatives from large suppliers.
reuters.com, autonews.com, toyota.co.jp

Lucid to build in Arizona: Lucid Motors found a home for its planned electric car facility in Casa Grande, Arizona. Construction will begin in the first half of next year. If all goes to plan, the first model currently codenamed Atvus (we reported) will roll off the lines by 2018.
greencarcongress.com, electrek.co, lucidmotors.com

WM-MotorsWM presents first models: WM Motor presented its first models, a sedan, a wagon, an SUV and an MPV, due by 2018. All of them shall be electric and most of all affordable, particularly for Chinese consumers. The start-up’s production facility is reportedly being set up in Wenzhou.
carnewschina.com, carscoops.com

Electric bus facility: Hunan CRRC Times Electric Vehicle will invest 1.5bn yuan (219m dollars) into a new facility in Chinese Hebei province to build electric buses. Production of up to 15,000 electric buses per year shall start upon completion by 2018.

HyFive with Honda: The first Honda Clarity Fuel Cell models have arrived on European shores. So far, there are only six of them and they are destined for showcases of the hydrogen project HyFive in London and Copenhagen.
electriccarsreport.com, carscoops.com

Five star Hyundai: Hyundai’s Ioniq excelled in the Euro NCAP crash test as it received a five star rating. The versatile Korean that is available as hybrid, EV and PHEV achieved top marks in all four categories.


Nov 16, 2016 - 09:10 am

Lucid Motors, EV noise, Faraday Future, Magna Steyr, Chrysler.

Lucid-Motors-Atvus-LACamouflaged Tesla-fighter: Lucid Motors (formerly Atieva) has released a first official image of its still camouflaged electric sedan Atvus. The EV is said to debut in some form at the Los Angeles Motor Show and boasts an output of 100 kW and 300+ km of range, going head to head with the Tesla Model S when it hits the road in 2018.
carscoops.com, electrek.co

Make some noise: The U.S. now requires all electric and hybrid vehicles produced after September 1st, 2019, to emit a warning sound when driving under 30 kph. As automakers will need to implement waterproof speakers to comply, they will be stuck with a 39m dollar bill per year. However, and more importantly, it will prevent some 2,400 injuries annually by warning pedestrians and bikers.
reuters.com, insideevs.com

Construction stop: Contractor AECOM told Jalopnik that it has stopped working on the Faraday Future plant in Nevada, apparently because of unpaid bills. But the company is certain to be able to continue early 2017. Meanwhile, LeEco, itself a FF investor, has collected 600m dollars – half of which have been earmarked for the automotive branch.
jalopnik.com (AECOM), forbes.com (LeEco)

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Will Magna Steyr build the I-Pace? Jaguar just unveiled its first electric model, but the question about its production site remains. According to German Automobil Production, everything points to Magna Steyr in Austria. The company is already constructing two production halls for the Brits, where two models will roll off the lines from 2017.
automobil-produktion.de (in German)

Pacifica PHEV priced and tested: Chrysler will offer the new plug-in family van from 41,995 dollars in the U.S., where the car is eligible for 7,500 dollars in subsidies. Its 16 kWh battery pack allows for an all-electric range of 50 km, and following a short test drive – pricing and technology seem to be on point.
cnet.com, digitaltrends.com

CT6 PHEV arrives earls 2017: Chrysler will also kick off production of its CT6 premium sedan with plug-in technology. Here, too, the battery allows for 50 km of electric driving, while the car is propelled forward by a total of 250 kW. With a 75,095-dollar price tag, it will however have to compete with Tesla and co.
automotiveworld.com, detroitnews.com


Oct 24, 2016 - 08:00 am

NextEV, Lucid Motors, VW, Mahindra, Ford, BMW.

NextEV-SpyshotFirst glimpse of NextEV: NextEV’s electric sports car was spotted in the Nordschleife of Nürburgring, where it appeared for a promo video allegedly. The Chinese firm based in California meanwhile added Jamie Carlson to its ranks as Senior Director of Advanced Technologies. He worked for Tesla and reportedly Apple on self-driving technology before.
youtube.com via autoblog.com, electrek.co (Carlson)

Atieva now Lucid Motors: The other Sino-Californian EV maker underwent a name change, probably to clarify its intentions to launch an autonomous electric car. More images of the latter have been released but remain rather indistinct. The new website is shiny however.
hybridcars.com, insideevs.com, lucidmotors.com

VW presented the Phideon, a sedan exclusive to China, that takes inspiration from the C Coupé GTE concept car unveiled at the Shanghai auto show last year. While luxurious, the PHEV aims at understatement, echoing the climate of reduction currently valued by the Chinese government.
europe.autonews.com, theglobeandmail.com (video)

Mahindra-e2o-plusMahindra 4-door EV: The Indian manufacturer launched the e2o Plus, a four-door electric car now on sale in India. It comes in four variants and a 19 kW electric motor coupled with a 48V battery. The premium trim features a 30 kW drive and 72 V power pack.
indianautosblog.com, fitnhit.com

Ford on green wave: The carmaker trials its Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) technology in Mondeo Hybrids in the UK for two years. The system gathers information on traffic light timings from a roadside unit and then advises the driver on the best speed to avoid stopping at a red light.
carscoops.com, fleetnews.co.uk

In with the new: The BMW i3 has got a bigger battery and long-time electric driver Michael Beinenson is sold. Not only provides the 33 kWh power pack more range than stated, the new trims also include a sun roof and the added weight gives the electric car more stability.

Found on electrive.com
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