Following the start of production of its Air sedan, Lucid Motors has now shared new details of DreamDrive, its Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS) with over 30 features. Additionally, the American automaker shared details of a DreamDrive Pro option, which includes LiDAR, and even hinted at a future Highway Pilot upgrade that may deliver conditional hands-free driving capability.
Lucid Air Stories October 12
Lucid Air Stories October 1
As part of my journey through Arizona for Lucid Motor’s “Production Preview Week,” I was able to catch a glimpse behind the scenes of the automaker’s facilities where the Air sedan is being produced. Even better, Lucid gave me the opportunity to be one of the first non-employees to test-drive the Air Dream Edition – I went for the 1,111 horsepower on the Performance version. Here’s how it went.
Lucid Air Stories September 30
I recently had an exclusive opportunity to visit Lucid Motors’ powertrain manufacturing and AMP-1 facilities and test drive a Lucid Air Dream Edition (Performance). Inside and out of my detailed tours full of manic note scribbling, I had tons of time to mingle with members of the Lucid team, from manufacturing employees at AMP-1, to Lucid’s CEO himself. What I discovered was a company-wide focus on teamwork, efficiency, and the utmost quality – an ethos that is apparent when you view the Lucid Air sedan up close.
Lucid Air Stories September 28
During its “Production Preview Week” in Arizona, EV automaker Lucid Motors opened the doors of its AMP-1 production facility to the media, investors, and Air Dream Edition reservation holders to showcase the first customer-quality Air EVs rolling off the assembly line. Lucid shared that it will deliver in late October.
Lucid Air Stories September 16
US EV automaker Lucid Motors has just shared some of the official EPA ranges for its flagship Air sedan, and they are quite impressive. In an official press release, Lucid revealed the EPA estimated range for two versions of the upcoming Dream Edition Air, as well as the Grand Touring. Both of these trims provide a range of at least 450 miles.
Lucid Air Stories August 25
Lucid Motors announced that it will be offering two versions of the Dream Edition of its upcoming Air electric sedan: now with over 1,000 hp of power and one with over 500 miles of range.
Lucid Air Stories July 26
Lucid Motors has opened the mystery boxes that began popping up around NYC last week to reveal its upcoming Air sedan. The move is a kickoff to an ad campaign celebrating the recently approved SPAC merger with Churchill Capital Corp. IV (CCIV) to build hype around the flagship EV from Lucid set to deliver sometime this year.
Lucid Air Stories July 16
Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli has announced a new high load (HL) index tire that will make its debut on the upcoming Lucid Air sedan. This HL tire was designed specifically for electric cars and SUVs to support heavier weight from batteries while maintaining a low rolling resistance.
Lucid Air Stories July 14
Lucid Motors has just shared details of its new vehicle service program called Lucid Care, along with anticipated details surrounding the warranty for new vehicles like the Air sedan. The luxury EV automaker plans to handle most maintenance through a fleet of mobile repair vans that come to you, wherever you are.
Lucid Air Stories May 26
In anticipation of the imminent, yet cloudy delivery date of the Air sedan, Lucid Motors has shared video footage and new details of its User Experience, or UX. This in-depth look at Lucid UX offers a first look at several unique technologies implemented within a sleek design to match the rest of the Air… whenever it becomes available.
Lucid Air Stories March 31
Lucid Motors has yet to offer a more specific timeline of when customers might see first deliveries of its flagship Air sedan. Despite some frustration, or perhaps impatience is a better word, the anticipation around the Lucid Air continues to swell. To stay on the top of people’s minds (and your home page), Lucid has released another behind-the-scenes look at its AMP-1 facility in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Lucid Air Stories March 22
Lucid Motors announced today that it has sold out the first version of its upcoming Air electric sedan: the Dream Edition.
Though, it’s not clear how many vehicles they are talking about…
Update: Lucid has since confirmed it only plans to produce “about 500 Air Dream Editions”.
Lucid Air Stories March 17
The collaboration with Dolby will integrate Atmos in the Lucid Air’s new 21-speaker Surreal Sound system. As the first vehicle to ever feature Dolby Atmos sound, Air drivers will experience an immersive listening experience. Furthermore, the speaker system will provide enhanced audio safety features.
Lucid Air Stories March 11
Lucid Motors just released a video of CEO Peter Rawlinson taking the upcoming Air sedan for a test drive. It was the first time the Air appeared in public without camouflage. The test drive Air is a release candidate EV built at Lucid’s AMP-1 facility in Arizona. Rawlinson test drives the Lucid Air around the San Fransisco area to validate its dynamics before it begins full production.
Lucid Air Stories February 25
Following its massive merger with SPAC Churchill Capital Corp IV ($CCIV), Lucid Motors’ CEO revealed that deliveries of its first EV have been delayed. The Lucid Motors Air, Dream Edition was originally scheduled to begin deliveries this spring. It now appears it will debut sometime in the second half of 2021.
Lucid Air Stories February 16
Lucid Motors is making strides toward delivering its foremost electric sedan this spring. Its production lines are beginning to come to life. This is all taking place in Casa Grande, Arizona, a 590-acre footprint and home to Lucid Motors’ new production factory.
The Lucid AMP-1 (Advanced Manufacturing Plant) will house the production and assembly of the California-based automaker’s upcoming Air luxury sedan.
Lucid Air Stories February 9
In a recent reply to a follower’s question on Twitter, Lucid Motors just revealed that it plans to begin deliveries of its first vehicles to European countries at the end of this year. That timeline has since changed. Nevertheless, the American automaker’s Air sedan is scheduled to begin deliveries stateside this spring.
Lucid Air Stories January 10
If you’re reading this article, you know Tesla. You may even be reading this from inside your Model 3 as it’s docked at a Supercharger. As we desperately scramble away from the ceaseless test of will that was 2020, we look toward to the new year with newfound hope and optimism. 2021 is a big year for everyone and everything, including electric vehicles. To help keep you in the know for the future, here are several of the best Tesla alternatives and where they currently lie on their journey up the EV ladder.
Lucid Air Stories October 14, 2020
Lucid Motors has confirmed the base version of its Air electric sedan at $69,900 with 406 miles of range — beating the Tesla Model S by just four miles.
Lucid Air Stories September 30, 2020
Lucid Motors has achieved a new personal record getting closer to Tesla Model S Plaid’s own record at the Laguna Seca racetrack with its own tri-motor electric performance vehicle.
But there are caveats.
Lucid Air Stories September 9, 2020
Lucid has finally fully unveiled the production version of its first car: the Lucid Air, a luxury electric sedan.
For those of you who have been following our coverage over the past few months, there won’t be many surprises since Lucid has gradually leaked the most important information. But it’s still worth diving a little deeper with all the final details.
Lucid has confirmed the price range of its Air electric sedan ahead of the full unveiling today.
It will cost between $80,000 and $169,000 before incentives, depending on the configuration.
Lucid Air Stories September 2, 2020
Lucid Motors has released a new video of its Air electric sedan beating the Tesla Model S on a quarter-mile run with an insanely impressive 9.9-second time.
Lucid Air Stories August 26, 2020
Lucid Motors has revealed that its insane 500-mile range is achieved on a 113 kWh battery pack — showing its efficiency expertise.
Lucid Air Stories August 19, 2020
Lucid Motors has revealed its charging capacity and strategy for the Air electric sedan with an impressive 300 kW peak charge rate, bi-directional charging, 19 kW level 2 charging capacity, and more.
Lucid Air Stories August 11, 2020
Lucid Motors’ first electric car, the Lucid air, is going to have an EPA-rated range of over 500 miles on a single charge, according to an independent test.
Lucid Air Stories July 28, 2020
Lucid has announced its driver-assist plan for its upcoming Air electric sedan to compete with Tesla’s Autopilot features.
Lucid Air Stories June 30, 2020
Lucid has released the results of aerodynamic testing for their upcoming Air electric sedan with an impressive .21 Cd, which they claim makes the Lucid Air the world’s most aero-efficient luxury car.
This will enable the Lucid Air to have up to 400 miles of range (although you probably don’t need that much range, to be honest).
Lucid Air Stories June 17, 2020
Lucid Motors announced today that it’s going to unveil the production version of its Air electric car with pricing and specs on September 9. expand full story
Lucid Air Stories May 11, 2020
Lucid unveils its fleet of ‘beta’ Air prototype electric cars as it still prepares for the launch of the production version, despite potential delays amid the pandemic. expand full story
Lucid Air Stories April 21, 2020
Lucid Motors has released a video of their upcoming Lucid Air sedan doing winter testing in harsh conditions in Minnesota.
Lucid Air Stories April 2, 2020
Lucid released a video of an impressive 400-mile, real-world range test in a Lucid Air beta prototype electric car. expand full story
Lucid Air Stories March 30, 2020
Lucid Motors confirmed that it is delaying the launch of the production version of its Lucid Air electric car as the timeline to production is at risk. expand full story
Lucid Air Stories March 5, 2020
Lucid just announced its Lucid Air retail strategy, nine specific retail network locations, and plans for future growth. expand full story
Lucid Air Stories February 25, 2020
Lucid Air Stories February 19, 2020
If we haven’t heard from Lucid Motors over the past two years it was to get the company up and running perfectly. Since the beginning of the year, Lucid has announced a series of good news. The factory is on target to start production by the end of 2020. We also have a new picture of the final Dream Edition Air. expand full story
Lucid Air Stories February 6, 2020
Lucid has released the first images of the production version of the Lucid Air, its electric luxury sedan, which is going to be fully unveiled in April. expand full story
Lucid Air Stories February 5, 2020
Lucid Air is finally going to come to market this year after a delay of a few years – likely becoming the first of the new wave of California EV startups to bring an electric car to production after Tesla.
During the delay, Lucid didn’t sit on their hands waiting for capital to go to production. They improved their first electric car and now we’ve learned about some of those improvements and Lucid’s strategy in a new interview with CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson.
He says that “Tesla hasn’t cracked it” and Lucid can bring electric cars to “a whole new level of range and efficiency.”
Lucid Air Stories December 19, 2019
Lucid Motors, an EV startup headed by former Tesla engineer Peter Rawlinson, has reduced the reservation price of its upcoming Lucid Air to $1,000. Lucid had previously started taking $2,500 deposits for the Air in 2017. Lucid also reiterated that production of the Air is on track for “late 2020.”
Pre-orders are currently available in the US and Canada, and the reservation fee is fully refundable. Customers from elsewhere in the world can join Lucid’s “international interest” list.
Lucid Air Stories September 6, 2018
Laguna Seca is becoming a popular track for manufacturers to run their vehicles around. Just a few weeks after Jaguar announced that their I-Pace set a “production EV lap record” at the track, Lucid has announced today that their upcoming Air sedan positively smashed that time, setting a 1:41.67 time in comparison to Jaguar’s 1:48.18.
The caveat here is that the Lucid is not yet a production car, and though Lucid claims the car’s powertrain was configured with “showroom intent,” it featured modified high-temperature brakes and a stripped-down interior with rollcage, racing seats and fire suppression system.
Lucid Air Stories November 27, 2017
Last time we heard about Lucid Motors, a US-based startup developing electric vehicles, they were having difficulties raising a round of financing to start building their factory in Arizona.
Today, the startup announced that it outgrew its headquarters in Menlo Park and it is expanding to new headquarters in Newark, California. expand full story
Lucid Air Stories August 18, 2017
Lucid Motors brought a new prototype of its all-electric Air sedan at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance during the Monterey Car Week. expand full story
Lucid Air Stories July 10, 2017
Lucid Motors keeps surprising with the performance of its all-electric sedan – the Lucid Air.
In their latest test, they hit a new record top speed of 235 mph (378 km/h), which is an impressive speed for an electric car – or any car for that matter. expand full story
Lucid Air Stories April 28, 2017
Lucid Motors has a lot of things going for it. First impressions of its all-electric sedan, the Air, have been eulogistic and the price range has surprised quite a few people. Now they just need to bring it to market. For that, they need to close the current $700 million round of funding that they are reportedly currently working on – no big deal.
In the meantime, Lucid is showcasing one of the most appreciated feature of the Air, its interior design. expand full story
Lucid Air Stories April 13, 2017
After having us pretty excited for the Lucid Air with a lower than anticipated base price of $60,000, Lucid Motors is now further teasing the all-electric sedan’s performance with an Alpha prototype and new high-speed tests.
They managed to achieve a software-limited top speed of 217 mph (350km/h) as part of their ongoing development program. expand full story
Lucid Air Stories April 5, 2017
After we spent some time with the Lucid Air earlier this year, we determined that Lucid Motors could very well be a force for good in the EV industry and not simply a pale Tesla clone, but the biggest question mark remained its ability to produce the vehicle.
We now learn that Lucid is currently raising a Series D financing round in order to start construction at its $700 million electric vehicle factory in Arizona. expand full story
Lucid Air Stories March 15, 2017
When Lucid Motors announced its all-electric luxury sedan called ‘Air’, it was presented as a serious competitor to Tesla’s Model S, but we expected to be priced higher than Tesla’s flagship vehicle. It starts at $68,000 for a Model S 60 with 218 miles of EPA-rated range.
The startup is announcing today a more aggressive pricing structure than anticipated. The base version of the Air will start at $60,000 in the US before EV incentive for an estimated 240 miles of range. expand full story
Lucid Air Stories February 16, 2017
After seeing the Lucid Air in person this last weekend in LA, we’ve posted a little extra information about the car’s interior, autonomous drive system and interface. But the biggest question remains: Is this car the real deal? Or just another of the endless list of EV prototypes, from major and new manufacturers alike, which never see the light of day?