The Lucid Air could look the identical because the early electrical prototype we noticed in 2017, however loads has modified. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ]
In 2021, there are simply two dozen electrical automobile start-ups whose founders dream of turning into the following Tesla. Eager to be the following massive factor is a narrative as outdated as the auto enterprise, provided that greater than 2,000 American automakers have come and gone, and all of these founders held the identical dream. Many discovered some preliminary success just for it to all go mistaken ultimately.
As glamorous because the automotive business appears, the probabilities of sustained success for brand new producers stays slim. So whereas many failed firms have since slipped into obscurity, their tales could have some use to right this moment’s neophyte producers.
Promoting reliability isn’t a panacea
Engine failure was widespread within the early days of motoring; each driver and passengers might routinely discover themselves stranded miles from house. Most automakers responded by making an attempt to enhance the standard of their engines. However not Howard Carter.
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