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October 2016 - August 2017


Lucid Motors Stories August 18

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 Motors Stories July 18

Lucid Motors keeps impressing us with its all-electric sedan under development, the Lucid Air, which recently reached a 235 mph (378 km/h) top speed on the track.

But the company’s efforts to bring the vehicle to market seem to be moving slowly. After announcing its EV factory to be built in Arizona back in November 2016, nothing has moved as the company is reportedly trying to raise the $700 million needed to build the plant.

Now they reportedly shifted their strategy to look into the potential sale of the company and they are said to have been holding talks with none other than Ford.  expand full story

Lucid Motors Stories July 10

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 Motors Stories May 26

Faraday Future’s troubles intensified over the past few months and as we reported earlier this week, it resulted in dozens of employees jumping ship.

Nonetheless, the company is apparently still investing in its factory under construction in Nevada, where its investment has now reached $174 million, though at a slower pace.They are now reportedly trying to raise a $1 billion round to complete the construction. expand full story

Lucid Motors Stories April 28

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 Motors Stories April 13

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 Motors Stories April 5

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 Motors Stories February 16

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?

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Lucid Motors Stories February 15

We’ve been looking at some details of the Lucid Air this week, after seeing the car up-close-and-personal at a private event in LA this last weekend.  Now to delve into some details of the car’s interface with a little wild speculation.  Hop below the jump for some pictures and analysis.

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Lucid Motors Stories February 14

We learned a few more details of Lucid’s autonomous system at their event this weekend in LA, one of which is its apparent name: “Copilot.”  This may well just be a placeholder name for development purposes and could change before production, but the instrument cluster demo showed the name clearly as you can see in the picture above.  Given Tesla’s similar “autopilot” name – which has gotten them in some trouble with the authorities in Germany and California – “copilot” is definitely an interesting choice, and perhaps one less likely to result in legal questions.

As for some other details of the system, it was already confirmed that Lucid would use MobilEye for their front-facing camera and image processing system. But the car will also incorporate many other sensors, which you can see below the break.

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