Atieva Becomes Lucid Motors And Teases 300-Mile EV For 2018

Posted: Oct 22 2016, 5:52am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 22 2016, 6:33am CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles

 

Atieva Becomes Lucid Motors and Teases 300-Mile EV for 2018
 

The automaker announced the change along with teasers of a new prototype premium electric sedan

The company Atevia which was known for developing battery packs has reinvented itself as an automaker. Atevia now goes by the name of Lucid Motors.

The announcement came along with a teaser of a new 300-mile prototype premium electric sedan. Lucid Motors will now start working in the Silicon Valley.

The company already has worked so far along in two years that it has a full bodied vehicle nearly ready. The vehicle has a white body or more aptly the welded sheet-metal body of the car is ready. 

The inauguration of Lucid Motors was not a large press event held at the company's Menlo Park, California headquarters. Just a handful of press was invited and taking photos was prohibited.

Lucid Motors did show off the body of the car to the few assembled along with all the body parts which based on sources are more than 90 to 95% complete. The electric drive train along with the interior design all were showcased to the public. 

Greeting everyone from Lucid Motors were the CTO Peter Rawlinson who previously worked with Tesla and Jaguar, along with the Vice President of Design Derek Jenkins, who also worked at Mazda.

Other members of Lucid Motors team largely included personnel who previously worked at Tesla. When asked for the name of the white vehicle, their CTO stated it will be announced at a later date.

Let us keep in mind Atieva’s battery work centered on lithium-ion batteries which were resistant to degradation. They would remain intact even in high power charging cycles.

In short the Atieva batteries had 20% more energy density than other in the same category. Lucid Motors new car will be based upon this technology. 

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