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…

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Tesla’s alleged unintended acceleration petition filed by short seller

In a statement, Tesla Inc responded to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statement saying there was no unintended acceleration in its vehicles. The development comes in the wake of the U.S. regulator saying it would review a petition and release a redacted version of a complaint which alleged that 500,000 “Tesla vehicles experience…

Panasonic likely to upgrade Japanese battery cell production plants to 2170 cells by March 2020

The development comes in the wake of Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, tweeting that Panasonic has been a constraint on Tesla’s production of the Model 3 since July 2018. Against the installed capacity of 35 GWh at Tesla’s Gigafactory at Nevada, Panasonic has operationalized only 24 GWh. On Thursday, as per a source familiar with the…