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Tesla’s production chief just joined EV rival Lucid Motors

Tesla’s production chief just joined EV rival Lucid Motors

Lucid Motors has grabbed Tesla's former vice president of production, with the electric car startup adding Peter Hochholdinger as its new VP of manufacturing. The former Tesla exec joined Elon Musk's EV business a little over three years ago, having spent 24 years prior to that with Audi.

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Lucid Motors just got an ultra-fast EV charging network

Lucid Motors just got an ultra-fast EV charging network

Electric car startup Lucid Motors has inked a deal to supply its upcoming luxury EVs with fast charging across the US, turning to Electrify America for its new charger network. The automaker expects to put its first model, the Lucid Air, into production in 2020. The four-door Mercedes and Audi rival is expected to offer up to 400 miles of range, depending on drivetrain.

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Lucid Motors Air EV hits 235 mph in must-watch speed test

Lucid Motors Air EV hits 235 mph in must-watch speed test

Further demonstrating that electric cars don't have to also be boring cars, Lucid Motors has taken its high-speed prototype to the track, this time without a limiter. The Lucid Air Alpha prototype last made headlines in April, when the automaker startup took it out for some performance testing. Then, it hit 217 mph on the oval, running into Lucid's safety-minded speed limiter.

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Watch Lucid Motors Air EV ace its 217 mph performance test

Watch Lucid Motors Air EV ace its 217 mph performance test

Lucid Motors has taken its Lucid Air electric car to the New York Auto Show, and it has a new 217 mph high-speed test under its belt to convince enthusiasts to ignore the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Though it was unveiled in December last year, the NYIAS is actually the Lucid Air's first auto show. Preorders have already begun, though the car itself won't begin deliveries until 2019.

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Lucid Motors’ Air price confirmed as EV maker puts BMW on notice

Lucid Motors’ Air price confirmed as EV maker puts BMW on notice

We knew Lucid Motors' Air was going to come in a super-exclusive, super-expensive configuration, but now the electric car company has spilled the details on its cheapest model. Unveiled back in December 2016, the Air is the first vehicle to use Lucid's modular electric powertrain. A luxury sedan, it'll go head-to-head not only with EV heavyweight Tesla, but BMW and Mercedes-Benz, too.

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Sideways-on-ice Lucid Motors Air is best Lucid Motors Air

Sideways-on-ice Lucid Motors Air is best Lucid Motors Air

It's fair to say there are probably still more questions than answers about Lucid Motors' Air, but it's Friday so why not just watch it going sideways on ice instead. The work-in-progress electric car has headed off to northern Minnesota for winter testing, and while the automaker's primary concern is seeing how the EV powertrain and other systems hold up in -18 Fahrenheit temperatures, there's still some room for play. In the case of a 1,000 HP car, that means serious skidding.

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The 4 key things to know about Lucid Motors’ Air

The 4 key things to know about Lucid Motors’ Air

Launching an electric car company seems like the go-to folly of today's billionaires, but Lucid Motors wants to be more than just a vanity project of its well-heeled backers. The California-based automaker took the wraps off its first model, the Air, this week, promising Tesla-beating range, autonomous driving, and more gadgetry and luxury than a Mercedes or an Audi. Big words, certainly, and even with some industry heavyweights on the staff, it's no small challenge. Here's what you need to know.

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This is Lucid Air: a 1,000 HP electric Tesla-killer with 400 mile range

This is Lucid Air: a 1,000 HP electric Tesla-killer with 400 mile range

"The new era of luxury mobility starts here," says Lucid Motors, and this eye-catching Tesla rival is the part of that promise. Revealed today at Lucid's prototype shop in Fremont, CA, the handiwork of the automaker formerly known as Atieva is the Lucid Air. As well as being a luxury sedan, Lucid claims the Air will also be be the perfect commuter vehicle, while offering the power of a sports car at 1,000 HP.

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