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Lucid Group, Inc. is an American electric vehicle manufacturer headquartered in Newark, California.

Tom Voelk reviews the Lucid Air Grand Touring [video]

Tom Voelk checks out a Lucid Air Grand Touring with dual motor power.

Is the Lucid Air the most advanced EV money can buy? It’s certainly the most efficient. It also has the fastest charge speed if you travel often. And the EPA-rated range of 516 miles is the best in the business. Add mid-century modern design inside and out plus 3 second 0-60 sprints and it all adds up to an amazing automotive experience with ground breaking technology. But no automobile is perfect.

Automakers are backing California in challenge to set emissions standards

The federal court case — Ohio v. EPA — is pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. 17 US states petitioned the court to revoke California’s Clean Air Act waiver, which allows the California to set emissions standards higher than federal standards.

The 17 petitioners opposing California and the Environmental Protection Agency are the US states of Ohio, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.

Meanwhile, today New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that the state will initiate the process to adopt California’s Advanced Clean Cars II.

The automakers — BMW, Ford, Honda, Lucid, Rivian, Tesla, Volkswagen, Volvo — essentially argue that California’s emissions standards are in line with market forces, noting in the brief that demand for EVs has drastically increased.


Read Stephen Edelstein’s article in Green Car Reports to learn more.

Lucid Motors CEO sees US$25,000 electric cars in 4 years, but they won’t be from Lucid Motors

Joann Muller / Axios »

Americans are warming up to the idea of electric cars, but the purchase price is still too high for many people, who also worry about how far their car will go before the battery needs recharging.

  • The $169,000 Lucid Air Dream, while financially out of reach for most people, has an unprecedented 520-mile driving range — efficiency that can be carried over to lower-priced models.
  • “The biggest challenge I’ve always faced was getting money, not going bankrupt, having that investment as a startup to develop this,” Rawlinson said, pointing to Lucid’s debut model.
  • “Start with this, but my passion: get this down from $169,000 to under $70,000 by the end of next year.”
  • “Efficiency’s the key, and our technology will drive down the (battery) pack size in this car. And driving the pack size will drive down the cost. And that’s where we get to a $25,000 car. And I think that could come three to four years from now.”

But it likely won’t be a $25,000 Lucid, Rawlinson also tells Axios. Instead, it will be other brands, selling high-volume models with smaller, cheaper battery packs based on Lucid’s efficiency breakthroughs.

Lucid, Rivian, Hyundai among finalists for North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year

Lucid Air

Lucid Air

Finalists for the North American Car of the Year include the Lucid Air, along side the gas-powered Honda Civic and Volkswagen Golf Mk VIII.

Rivian R1T

Rivian R1T

Finalists for the North American Truck of the Year include the Rivian R1T, along with gas-powered Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Finalists for the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year include the Hyundai IONIQ 5, along with gas-powered Ford Bronco and Genesis GV70.

North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Reveals Finalists for 2022 Awards »

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2022 MotorTrend Car of the Year » Lucid Air

Lucid Air

Motor Trend says »

With futuristic looks, a futuristic powertrain and futuristic performance and economy, is the Lucid Air the car of the future? At the very least, it’s our 2022 MotorTrend Car of the Year, having impressed the judges and pushed the frontiers of electric performance and luxury vehicles far forward, with aces in all six criteria. Hear from the MotorTrend editorial team how Lucid pulled off such a feat in its first go.

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