Lucid Launches New Performance Brand ‘Sapphire’ with a 1,200 Horsepower, Tri-Motor Version of the Lucid Air Sedan
Luxury electric automaker Lucid Group has launched a new ultra-high performance brand named Sapphire with the unveiling of a sport-focused, yet luxurious tri-motor version of the Lucid Air sedan dubbed the Sapphire. The 1,200 horsepower Lucid Air Sapphire made its public debut at the Quail Lodge as part of Monterey Car Week in California. Additional Sapphire models will be available for all of Lucid's EVs moving forward, including for the company’s upcoming SUV.
Eric Walz2022-09-25 11:15 PT
Luxury Electric Automaker Lucid Group to Receive $3.4 Billion in Incentives to Build its Second EV Factory in Saudi Arabia
Luxury electric vehicle maker Lucid Group, Inc. announced a ceremonial signing event with the Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Industrial Development Fund, Emaar, The Economic City, at King Abdullah Economic City and Gulf International Bank for the construction of Lucid’s second electric vehicle factory in Saudi Arabia.
Eric Walz2022-06-24 14:00 PT
Lucid Announces New Lucid Air ‘Grand Touring Performance’ Model with 1,050 Horsepower
Luxury-performance electric automaker Lucid Group announced today that the first deliveries of the Lucid Air Grand Touring models have begun. To coincide with launch, Lucid announced a brand new version of its Air sedan called Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance. The dual-motor Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance delivers 1,050 horsepower with an EPA-estimated driving range of 446 miles.
FutureCar Staff 2022-05-19 10:00 PT
Lucid Group Appoints 3 Industry Veterans to Key Roles in Engineering, Sales, as the Company Prepares for Growth
Lucid Group continues to round out its leadership team to bolster its engineering expertise and prepare for its growth. The company announced on Thursday the appointment of Ralph Jakobs as Vice President of Program Management, Zak Edson as Vice President of Sales and Service and Dr. Emad Dlala as Vice President of Powertrain. Each brings a wealth of expertise from automotive and high-tech companies, including Volkswagen Group and Tesla.
Eric Walz2022-01-08 14:45 PT
Lucid Group Officially Starts Production of the Fully-Electric Lucid Air Sedan in Arizona, Customer Deliveries Will Begin Next Month
California-based luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Group kicked off its “Production Preview Week” on Tuesday, providing members of the media, investor community and reservation holders the first look inside Lucid’s EV factory in Arizona where the first Lucid Air Dream Edition rolled off the assembly line today. Lucid also announced that deliveries of the Air sedan will begin in late October.
Eric Walz2021-11-04 15:15 PT
Tesla Challenger Lucid Motors to go Public in a $24 Billion SPAC Deal
California luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors will become the latest startup to merging with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Churchill Capital IV (NYSE: CCIV) to become a publicly traded company. Lucid Motors is one of the most promising EV startups to go public since Tesla in 2010. The company's pending IPO is already attracting the attention of investors looking for the next big thing in the EV sector.
Eric Walz2021-04-01 09:15 PT
Lucid Motors Officially Launches its High-Performance Air Sedan
California luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors has officially revealed its Lucid Air high-performance sedan in a global web broadcast from the company’s headquarters in Newark, California. Lucid says its ultra-luxurious Air sedan is the "world's most advanced electric car" and it will define Lucid as a company.
FutureCar Staff 2020-10-16 17:00 PT
Lucid Motors Shares New Details of the Air Sedan’s Advanced Electric Powertrain Ahead of its Sept 9 Reveal
The Lucid Motors Air is designed to be one of the world’s most advanced electric vehicles, offering a range of over 500 miles. That long range is made possible by a highly efficient electric powertrain and battery that Lucid designed entirely in house. It’s designed to be the smallest yet most efficient battery-powered propulsion system.
Eric Walz2020-10-09 06:30 PT
Lucid Motors Raises the Bar for EV Range With 517 Miles on a Single Charge for its Air Sedan
Luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors can now claim the longest range for a production vehicle using an EPA approved test procedure. The company's first electric vehicle, the ultra-luxurious Lucid Air sedan, achieved an equivalent of 517 miles on a single charge, something that Tesla, or any other automaker, has yet to achieve.
Eric Walz2020-09-17 06:15 PT
Lucid Motors Unveils its ‘DreamDrive’ Advanced Driver Assist System for the Upcoming Air Sedan
California-based electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors said its ultra-luxurious and fully-electric Air sedan will feature an advanced driver assist system (ADAS) called “DreamDrive”, which the company says sets a new benchmark for vehicle ADAS in the auto industry.
Eric Walz2020-09-03 06:00 PT
Lucid Motors Plans to Open 20 Design Studios & Service Locations Throughout the U.S.
As California-based luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors prepares to unveil its first vehicle the Lucid Air sedan in September, the company is building a network of 20 design studios and service centers in the U.S. Most of these locations will be in major cities, such as Los Angeles, Miami, New York and the Washington DC metro area. The new Lucid Studios will support Lucid’s “direct to customer sales strategy.”
Eric Walz2020-08-14 10:00 PT
EV Startup Lucid Motors to Reveal a Near Production Version of its Ultra-Luxurious Air Sedan at the NY Auto Show
California-based electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors announced that an “almost production ready” version of the Air will be on display at the New York Auto Show in April. Lucid will also share production specifications, available configurations, and pricing information for the first time in April.
Eric Walz2020-02-21 10:30 PT
Luxury Electric Automaker Lucid Motors Opens Up Reservations for its Air Sedan
Lucid Motors announced today that customers can now reserve a Lucid Air sedan with a $1,000 deposit. The fully-electric Air sedan is the first model from Lucid and is scheduled to enter production in late 2020. The Air will offer around 400 miles range and can hit 0-60 mph in under 2.5 seconds, producing over 1,000 horsepower from its electric powertrain.
FutureCar Staff 2020-01-25 14:45 PT
Tesla Rival Lucid Motors Hosts an Official 'Ground-Building' Event for its New $1 Billion Arizona Factory
California-based electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors has officially broke ground on its new Arizona factory where it will build its flagship Lucid Air electric sedan. Unlike a traditional groundbreaking event to commemorate the start of construction, Lucid billed the event as a "ground-building" ceremony, as a testament to its commitment to the local region, the company said.
Eric Walz2020-01-08 13:30 PT
California EV Startup Lucid Motors Begins Construction on its Arizona Factory
California-based luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors has begun construction of an assembly factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, the company announced in a blog post. Lucid said the factory will begin production of the company’s luxury electric flagship sedan called the Lucid Air in late 2020.
Eric Walz2019-12-15 14:30 PT
Former Tesla VP of Production Joins Rival Electric Automaker Lucid Motors
On Monday, Tesla rival Lucid Motors announced today that it hired Peter Hochholdinger to serve as vice president of vehicle manufacturing. Hochholdinger worked at Tesla for the past three years overseeing the production of the Model 3.
Eric Walz2019-08-08 06:00 PT
EV Startup Lucid Motors Appoints Former Tesla VP of Vehicle Engineering as CEO
Luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed current CTO Peter Rawlinson as CEO, effective immediately. Rawlinson formally served as Vice President of Vehicle Engineering and Chief Engineer of the Tesla Model S, working under Elon Musk.
Eric Walz2019-05-30 11:31 PT
Lucid Motors Announces an Agreement to Access Electrify America's Ultra-Fast EV Charging Network
Silicon Valley-based electric car startup Lucid Motors announced an agreement with Electrify America, which will give Lucid’s customers access to a nationwide ultra-fast DC charging network to charge their vehicles.
Eric Walz2018-11-01 11:08 PT
Electric Automaker Lucid Motors Announces $1 Billion Investment from Saudi’s PIF
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has agreed to invest over $1 billion in California-based luxury electric automaker Lucid Motors, a startup looking to rival Tesla with a ultra-luxurious car called the Air.
Eric Walz2018-10-24 11:13 PT
LG Develops ‘Invisible' Speaker Sound Technology That Could Revolutionize In-Vehicle Audio
Eric WalzDec 28, 2022 10:45 AM PT
Toyota's Redesigned Prius May Get More Drivers Behind the Wheel of a Hybrid Vehicle
FutureCar Staff Dec 25, 2022 12:50 PM PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT