Rarefied Air: Lucid’s New Car Just Might Be the Real Deal
Peter Rawlinson and Derek Jenkins are pleased. Pleased with themselves, and pleased with the product they’ve created. Formerly known to the world as “that car Atieva’s working on,” the company’s new automobile is officially known as the Lucid Air, which, perhaps, is the least interesting thing about it. It has a Koenigsseggian 1000 horsepower and the interior space of a Mercedes-Benz S-class, boasts a claimed maximum range of 400 miles, and, m...
One lap of Vegas in a Lucid Air EV THE ALPHA PROTOTYPE OF THE COMING LUXURY PERFORMANCE EV SEDAN SHOWS PROMISE
After only a few turns -- in fact, after just the first turn -- it was obvious Peter Rawlinson, chief technology officer of upstart electric car maker Lucid Motors, could drive. And not just drive as in stay between the lines and not hit anything. No, this dude was picking a perfect line, holding momentum just right, dropping down to the apex and then drifting out while steadily accelerating. He was good, and not just by the all-too-low standards of car company executives. He was th...
Electric-car startup Lucid shows off first production model: can it top Tesla?
Historians will probably have lots to say about Tesla Motors and its effect on America's auto industry. For starters, the company has chipped away at decades-old franchise laws, which prohibit automakers from selling directly to consumers. Those laws have resulted in the current model of car sales, which many people find off-putting, if not infuriating.  Tesla also helped make electric cars desirable. Yes, there are still some people who prefer the chunky, doorstopper-y lo...
FARADAY FUTURE FF 91, LUCID AIR FIRST RIDES
Elon Musk's Alumni Strike Back If Elon Musk were a normal, everyday guy, life on earth would be a whole lot simpler. For instance, we wouldn’t have to nervously watch rockets landing on heaving ocean barges. Or fret about being sucked across the country at 700 mph in some big Hyperloop vacuum tube. And car pundits such us would not have to explain something that wasn’t supposed to happen: the emergence of an all-new automotive brand in the beginning of the 21st century. ...
The Lucid Air Wants To Be A Sleek 1000 HP Electric Tesla-Killer
Lucid Motors, formerly known as Atieva Motors, finally unveiled their new car, the Air, in all its maybe-it’ll-look-like-that-in-production glory. It looks good, though. Founded as Atieva in 2007 and staffed by several former Tesla folks, Lucid—like another hyped-up and Chinese-backed electric startup, Faraday Future—aims to take on the establishment with Silicon Valley design and a factory in the Southwest, in this case Arizona. Production is said to ...