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Lucid Motors is looking for outside investors and may sell the company to Ford. The California-based luxury electric car startup is looking for a new round of capital finance to get its Arizona plant ready for production. One of these talks has been centered on the possibility of an outright buyout by Ford Motor Co. […]

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Lucid Motors says it will have the highest speed electric car available after posting a video of a test version of its 1,000 horsepower Lucid Air sedan hitting 217 miles per hour on a test track. The high-speed stability test by a race car driver around a 7.5 mile course in Marysville, Ohio was done […]

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Lucid Motors revealed more of its strategy as the all-electric “Air” luxury sedan is set to start production next year. This was divulged by Lucid’s chief technology officer Peter Rawlinson who met with a writer for investor newsletter The Motley Fool at the startup company’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. Rawlinson, who’d served as chief engineer […]

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Daimler is speeding up its EQ all-electric vehicle lineup launch by three years to deal with regulatory pressure and to take a leading role in the shift toward electrification. The German automaker is sticking with its goal of launching 10 EVs, but they’ll all be unveiled by 2022 instead of the previous target of 2025. […]

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Hybrid Kinetic Group is taking on Tesla and Mercedes by tapping into the company’s experience in the ups and downs of auto manufacturing. The Chinese automaker partnered with Italian design house Pininfarina on the H600 electric luxury sedan that was shown at the Geneva Motor Show. Scheduled to roll out by 2019-20, it will be […]

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Winning Green Car of the Year yesterday wrapped up an award-winning week for the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt. Earlier this week on the eve of the L.A. Auto Show, the Bolt was named Motor Trend Car of the Year. The electric car was also named a finalist for the North American Car of the Year that […]

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While the biennial Paris Motor Show scheduled to start four days from now was previously known as a showcase for high-performance diesel cars from French automakers, electric cars will be the recurring theme at this year’s event. Some of that comes from concern by German automakers that Tesla will be able to dominate the luxury […]

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Three Austrian brothers say they have the electric drive technology to take on Tesla, and it’s grabbing the interest of automakers. Kreisel Electric GmbH, based in Freidstadt, Austria, said it’s getting 20 inquiries a day from the likes of German automakers BMW and Volkswagen and British sports carmaker McLaren Automotive. The Kreisel brothers – Johann, […]

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Daimler is reportedly preparing six, and as many as nine, electric car models to directly compete with Tesla and Audi. That statement – made by a person familiar with the matter and published by Reuters – ties in with another recent report from Automobilwoche, a sister publication to Automotive News Europe. Automobilwoche said that company sources […]

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BMW’s spring announcement on the next-generation battery for the BMW i3 gaining up to 50-percent more range will come through a new battery pack holding 50-percent more kilowatt hours. BMW is releasing more details on changes coming up in the 2017 BMW i3. Buyers will have three options to choose starting this fall: a new […]

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