Atieva, the troubled Silicon Valley startup that began by making batteries for Chinese buses, is expected to unveil a rival to Tesla’s Model S in early December, Recode has learned. Using public records requests, Recode has also obtained exclusive images of the car’s design and initial manufacturing facility: An electric bike company in rural China. The documents, which were filed with the state of California late last year, say that Atieva’s first vehicle will be called Atvus. The design render shows a conventionally streamlined, four-door sedan much like a Model S. Over the summer, Atieva has been raising its profile with a series of videos showing a van equipped with an electric battery and drivetrain outperforming a variety of high-end cars, including a Ferrari, a Dodge Viper and even a Model S. The van, called Edna, has about the same range and acceleration as a mid-range Tesla, including a 2.74 second 0-60mph dash. In September, Zhang Xin, Atieva’s deputy general manager in China, told Chinese reporters that the car will have fully independent front and rear electric motors, and will be able to accelerate from zero to 100km/h (about 62mph) in under three seconds.