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Lucid Motors 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 Motors Stories December 2, 2019

Lucid Motors is finally starting construction on its electric car factory in Arizona after years of financial issues and now has unveiled the first images of its EV factory as construction is starting and should ramp up fast. expand full story

Lucid Motors Stories November 13, 2019

Lucid Motors is finally starting construction at its electric vehicle factory in Arizona after years of delays due to difficulties raising capital. expand full story

Lucid Motors Stories July 1, 2019

Tesla’s head of production in charge of its Fremont factory, Peter Hochholdinger, is going to hold a similar position at Lucid Motors, an electric car startup looking to soon move to production. expand full story

Lucid Motors Stories April 23, 2019

Lucid CEO retires; CTO Peter Rawlinson, former Tesla engineer, to take over

Lucid Motors has appointed its CTO Peter Rawlinson to CEO. Rawlinson, who was Chief Engineer of the Model S while at Tesla, will also retain his position as CTO.

Lucid Motors Stories February 22, 2019

Lucid Motors is working on an electric SUV, and the company may reveal its design as soon as this summer, according to a new report.

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Lucid Motors Stories September 25, 2018

Fresh off its new $1 billion round of funding from Saudi Arabia, Lucid Motors is announcing today a new partnership with Electrify America “to provide Lucid customers a nationwide charging plan.” expand full story

Lucid Motors Stories September 17, 2018

Over the last two years since unveiling its Lucid Air premium sedan and its plan for a massive EV factory in Arizona, Lucid Motors struggled to secure the funding to get things going.

Today, the startup finally announced that it secured an investment of “over $1 billion” from Saudi Arabia to finally build its electric vehicle factory. expand full story

Lucid Motors 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 Motors Stories August 20, 2018

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is relying, at least partly, on the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund to finance the automaker’s take-private move.

But the company might have to compete for that money since the fund has reportedly signed a deal to finance Lucid Motors, an EV startup aiming to compete with Tesla. expand full story

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