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Going against irony and long odds, there are presently at least eight startup companies trying to secure ground-floor footing within the nascent U.S. plug-in car market. If not immediately obvious, that’s a lot of companies who’ve decided to reach for what could be but a needle-in-a-haystack opportunity against now-waking-up incumbent automakers flush with cash and […]

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Three days ago we featured a grainy image of startup Atieva’s battery electric car, and yesterday the company said it’s renamed itself Lucid Motors while releasing further teaser photos of its new autonomous electric sedan due in a couple years. No reason was given for the name change, but Lucid does suggest a strong emphasis […]

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There is a myriad of companies with their sights set on Tesla, including Silicon Valley startup Atieva, as evidenced by the grainy black and white image of its first battery electric car. The image is from documents filed with the state of California that were discovered by Recode.net. Formed in 2007, Atieva initially developed batteries […]

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