Lucid Air Stories February 19

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

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

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.”

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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.

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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.

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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

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