Luxury EV maker Lucid Motors to go public with $11.75 merger with black check company Churchill Capital IV Corp

In a statement luxury electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors stated, it will go public by merging with blank-check firm Churchill Capital IV Corp in a deal that values the combined company at $11.75 billion. Incidentally, CCIV, which has the backing of Michael Klein, and new private investors are getting shares at different prices: the new…

Hyundai Motor to launch dedicated Electric Global Modular Platform in major push towards electric vehicles

On Wednesday, in a statement South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group stated, early next year it will introduce an electric vehicle-only platform which will use its battery technology to cut production time and costs. The plan by Hyundai Motor Group, the world’s No.5 auto group, aims to become a major player in the global EV market,…

Electric Vehicle startup Rivian starts taking pre-orders for electric SUVs and pickup trucks

In a statement, electric vehicle startup Rivian said, it will begin taking pre-orders for its electric SUVs and pickup truck with deliveries scheduled for both in next year. The launch editions of the electric R1S SUV and the R1T pickup truck has been priced at $77,500 and $75,000 respectively, with both vehicles having a 300…

Nissan’s revamped Leaf competes head to head with Tesla’s Model 3

In 2018, Nissan plans on releasing another version of the Leaf which will have a driving range of “more than 300 miles” In a significant development that underscores Nissan Motor Co’s efforts at stimying criticism over its limited driving ranges in its EV offerings, the company has launched a revamped version of its Leaf electric…