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Lucid Motors is, according to new reports, edging closer to a deal to go public at a valuation of roughly $12 billion.

The merger between Lucid and Churchill Capital IV, the blank-check acquisition firm run by Michael Klein, would be the biggest in a series of deals with special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) made by other EV manufacturers like Nikola and Fisker.

Reuters reports that Churchill Capital IV has initiated talks with investors to raise more than $1 billion by selling shares in a private investment in public equity transaction to secure the deal with Lucid. These funds would be in addition to the $2 billion that Churchill Capital IV raised in its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in July 2020. Sources claim that Lucid and Klein have already agreed to key terms of the deal.

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It is understood that a deal between Lucid and the SPAC could be announced as early as this month, so long as the fundraising round is successful.

The price of Churchill Capital IV stock is up more than 400 per cent this year and spiked by more than 30 per cent on the back of news that it is inching closer to a deal with Lucid. Yahoo Finance notes that shares were halted for volatility after this news broke.

Lucid was founded back in 2007 as Atieva by former Tesla executive Bernard Tse and entrepreneur Sam Weng. The company was initially funded by investors in China and Silicon Valley and in 2018, secured a $1 billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. Deliveries of the Lucid Air will begin in the coming months.


A winter storm in the United States and Mexico is wreaking havoc on many car manufacturing plants.

Ford has confirmed the storm forced it to halt production at the Ohio Assembly truck and van plant in Avon Lake as well as the Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico that builds the Ford Fusion and various Lincoln models. The automaker has also canceled production at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri, where the F-150 and Transit are made, until February 22 to reduce natural gas consumption.

Ford will run second shifts at its Chicago Assembly Plant, Dearborn Truck Plant, and Oakville Assembly Complex.

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General Motors isn’t having things any easier. Speaking with The Detroit News, company spokesman Dan Flores confirmed GM has canceled first-shift production at its plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee that builds the Cadillac XT5, XT6 and GMC Acadia. It has also canceled first-shift production at its Fort Wayne, Indiana site, the Bowling Green, Kentucky plant and its large SUV plant in Arlington, Texas. Second-shift production was also canceled at the Fort Wayne and Arlington sites.

Meanwhile, Stellantis is also feeling the pinch and canceled the day shift at its Toledo Assembly Plant where the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator are built due to local travel advisories. Production of the second shift at the site resumed on Tuesday.

The winter storm has come at a particularly bad time for local car manufacturers that had to cut production at various plants across North America due to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage.

The U.S. launch of the EQC may have been delayed yet again, but on the other side of the pond Mercedes-Benz has extended its range with two new variants, the EQC 400 4Matic and the EQC 400 4Matic AMG Line.

The new base model of Mercedes‘ electric crossover is listed from €66,068.80 (equal to $80,134) in Germany, including tax but excluding government incentives, whereas the sportier version has a recommended retail price of €73,208.80 ($88,794).

The EQC 400 4Matic AMG Line gets the eponymous package, which features a black grille with chrome details, specific front apron, glossy black inserts, functional Air Curtains, wider rear apron, nonfunctional air outlets, black diffuser with chrome trim, side mirror casings in the same color as the exterior and 19-inch light alloy wheels in tantalum grey.

Our Review: Mercedes EQC 400 Is A Strong Presence In The EV Crossover Segment

Standard gear also includes front sports seats with specific AMG pattern, Artico leather and Dinamica microfiber upholstery, grey topstitching, Nappa-look leather for the dashboard, rose gold or medium grey stitching, black door cards with black stitching, carbon fiber effect trim in anthracite, sports steering wheel wrapped in leather, sports pedals with black rubber studs, chrome door pins and AMG floor mats.

The EQC 400 4Matic AMG Line also features the interior light package, seat comfort package, mirror package, tirefit, easy-pack luggage compartment cover, thermal and noise-insulating glass, advanced sound system, ambient lighting, and active parking assist with parktronic.

Starting January 2021, the Mercedes EQC has an 11 kW onboard charger that allows for much more rapid AC charging of the 80 kWh battery at a home wallbox or at public charging stations. The electric crossover’s dual-motor setup puts out 408 PS (402 HP / 300 kW) and 760 Nm (561 lb-ft) of torque, enabling it to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1 seconds as well as a 180 km/h (112 mph) top speed.

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