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The Lucid Air’s DreamDrive tech takes an unusually cautious approach to autonomy

The Lucid Air’s DreamDrive tech takes an unusually cautious approach to autonomy

Lucid Motors' Air EV may have plenty of range, but the startup automaker has also been promising no shortage of driver-assistance tech for its upcoming Tesla rival. The company is pulling back the curtain on that - and just how it'll work - today, though it's also setting expectations about what to expect on day one.

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Lucid Motors Air takes EPA electric car range crown from Tesla

Lucid Motors Air takes EPA electric car range crown from Tesla

Lucid Motors has finalized its EPA range rating, and it looks like Tesla does indeed have some serious EV competition when it comes to driving distance on a full charge. The 2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Range is capable of going 520 miles on a fully charge, according to the official EPA numbers, making it the longest-range electric vehicle the the US government agency has ever rated.

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Lucid splits its Air Dream Edition into a tough choice of max speed or range

Lucid splits its Air Dream Edition into a tough choice of max speed or range

Deciding whether to reserve a $169,000 Lucid Air Dream Edition electric sedan might've been a hard decision, but there's an even tougher choice coming the startup automaker has revealed today. The all-new electric rival to Tesla's Model S, Porsche's Taycan, and Mercedes' EQS will be offered in not one but two launch configurations, with the earliest owners needing to decide whether outright power or maximum range is most important to them.

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Lucid Motors goes public, grabs $4.4 billion and loses its last excuse

Lucid Motors goes public, grabs $4.4 billion and loses its last excuse

Lucid Motors has gone public, listing as $LCID on the NASDAQ and raising $4.4 billion as it heads into the final countdown for producing and selling its Air all-electric luxury sedan. It's been a tumultuous journey for the automaker from its founding in 2007 to here, and the clock is ticking for Lucid to prove it really can disrupt the EV status-quo as it has long claimed it will.

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Lucid Motors talks tech and dashboard drama for Air EV’s lavish cabin

Lucid Motors talks tech and dashboard drama for Air EV’s lavish cabin

Lucid Motors may have stuffed its cabin with a 34-inch 5K resolution curved display, among other screens, but now it's finally ready to make its pitch as to why you should want such a vast digital dashboard as you drive the upcoming Air EV. Aiming for customer deliveries to kick off in the latter half of this year, Lucid hasn't been shy at promising big things for the electric sedan - and attaching a premium price tag to it, too - as it tries to carve out a space in an increasingly competitive segment.

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Lucid Motors Air EV gets a Dolby Atmos cabin

Lucid Motors Air EV gets a Dolby Atmos cabin

Dolby Atmos is gradually arriving in more living rooms, but now the surround sound system is getting ready to pull up in its first car, thanks to a deal with Lucid Motors. The Lucid Air - the automaker's upcoming luxury electric car - will be the first time Dolby Atmos has been offered on four wheels, with a whopping 21 speakers squeezed into the cabin.

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Lucid Motors prices its most affordable Air luxury EV

Lucid Motors prices its most affordable Air luxury EV

Lucid Motors promised a more affordable version of its Air luxury electric sedan, and now we know just how affordable that model will be. Kicking off from $77,400, the entry-level Air will rely on the US federal tax incentive for EVs to potentially bring its starting price down to $69,900.

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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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