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Lucid Air configurator taps next-gen console tech for more realistic EV orders

Lucid Air configurator taps next-gen console tech for more realistic EV orders

Deliveries of Lucid Motors' first all-electric car may not be starting until next year, but that hasn't stopped the automaker from loading up its online configurator for those who want to stake a place in line. Promising to borrow tech from the gaming world to make customizing the new luxury electric sedan more true to life, it's an arguably timely implementation of the tech given the reluctance of many new car buyers to step into a brick and mortar dealership.

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Lucid Motors’ design chief explains the electric Air’s toughest challenge

Lucid Motors’ design chief explains the electric Air’s toughest challenge

Designing concept cars is easy. Designing a car that can actually make it into mass production, at a competitive price, and take on both auto industry heavyweights and high-profile disruptors, well, that's a whole other story. With the 2021 Lucid Air finally revealed in road-going form, I caught up with Derek Jenkins, VP of Design at Lucid Motors, to find out why a sedan, why all-electric, and what sets this particular EV apart.

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Lucid Motors “Project Gravity” all-electric SUV teased

Lucid Motors “Project Gravity” all-electric SUV teased

Lucid Motors may be announcing its 2021 Air luxury electric sedan today, but it's also giving a nod to the future with a preview of the upcoming Lucid SUV. Yet to be officially named, though internally known as Project Gravity, the second model from the automotive startup will go head-to-head with both electrified crossover rivals and luxury SUVs alike, borrowing technology from its sedan sibling.

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2021 Lucid Air revealed – Tesla-rival EV makes expensive debut

2021 Lucid Air revealed – Tesla-rival EV makes expensive debut

Lucid Motors has revealed the production 2021 Lucid Air, the luxury electric sedan with which it aims to go head-to-head with Tesla and the rest of auto industry. Variously teased, previewed, and promised since Lucid first took us for a ride in its Air prototype all the way back in 2016, the Air will eventually be priced at under $80,000, the automaker promises, though the first examples will cost significantly more.

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The Lucid Air is betting on these electric motors to beat Tesla and Porsche

The Lucid Air is betting on these electric motors to beat Tesla and Porsche

Lucid Motors may not be quite ready to fully reveal its new Air EV, but today it's pulling back the curtain on what makes the luxury electric sedan run. Back when the car was first revealed in prototype form, Lucid certainly wasn't short on hyperbole about horsepower and speed. Now we get to see just how much of that hype can be delivered on.

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Lucid Motors details big battery, big cabin, big frunk for Air EV

Lucid Motors details big battery, big cabin, big frunk for Air EV

Lucid Motors has revealed the beefy battery and new architecture that will make the upcoming Lucid Air the longest-driving EV around, tapping one of the biggest advantages that electrification brings to modern vehicles. The Air, which will be fully unveiled in early September, is expected to be capable of up to 517 miles of EPA range, Lucid has previously estimated.

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Lucid Motors’ Air EV gets free charging and can power your home

Lucid Motors’ Air EV gets free charging and can power your home

Lucid Motors' upcoming Air luxury electric sedan won't just make use of its beefy battery while on the road, with a bidirectional charger offering to power your home in emergencies. A deal with Electrify America, meanwhile, will see Lucid Air drivers get free charging at the network's fast chargers, with rates up to 350 kW.

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Lucid Motors Air sails past Tesla with huge EV range record

Lucid Motors Air sails past Tesla with huge EV range record

Electric car startup Lucid Motors is claiming the range crown for its Lucid Air, boasting third-party validation for the upcoming Tesla rival. Ahead of production kicking off, the Air will be capable of 517 miles of driving on a single charge, Lucid says, making it "the longest range electric vehicle to date."

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Lucid Motors reveals the DreamDrive tech to eventually make its EVs autonomous

Lucid Motors reveals the DreamDrive tech to eventually make its EVs autonomous

Lucid Motors has revealed the bevy of sensors its upcoming Lucid Air electric luxury car will be equipped with, as it paves the way for future autonomous driving capabilities. The Lucid DreamDrive system will consist of LIDAR, cameras, radar, and ultra-sonic sensors, in addition to extra driver-monitoring systems inside the vehicle, all in the name of either supporting the person behind the wheel or, eventually, replacing them altogether.

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Lucid Motors sets a date to detail how Air will disrupt EVs

Lucid Motors sets a date to detail how Air will disrupt EVs

The next big rival to Tesla's Model S will get its official revel in September, with Lucid Motors promising to take the wraps off its Air all-electric sedan. In development for the past few years, the Lucid Air promises a luxury take on EVs, not to mention American production.

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Lucid shows off its Lucid Air beta prototype fleet

Lucid shows off its Lucid Air beta prototype fleet

Electric vehicle manufacturer Lucid has announced that it has built more than 40 Lucid Air beta prototype vehicles. It also says that it is in the process of building dozens more and that each of the cars has a designated purpose in the comprehensive testing program. Lucid says that usually, these vehicles would be racking up long-distance miles on the highway or circling a test track to help refine and validate the vehicle engineering.

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Lucid Air range test video sends EV out onto real roads

Lucid Air range test video sends EV out onto real roads

Lucid Motors' Air EV may not be ready for your garage quite yet, but beta testing of the new all-electric sedan suggests its range could be. The work-in-progress BEV isn't expected to go into production until this year, but it's already demonstrating that its 400+ miles of range was no groundless boast.

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