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Published on November 27th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

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Lucid Motors Introduces Its New California Headquarters

November 27th, 2017 by  


Lucid has introduced its new Californian headquarters and says it is moving closer to producing the Air. The upcoming Lucid Air is amazing, so we hope it won’t be too long … until we ride in it again, until we drive one, and until it’s actually being produced.

Lucid Introduces Its New California Headquarters Lucid Introduces Its New California Headquarters

When startups outgrow their facilities, they obviously need to move on. That’s what Lucid is telling us when it says it is getting closer to its vision for the future of luxury mobility with the Air. The Lucid Air has already set a few impressive speed records and is maturing well for a fairly reasonable estimated price, considering the performance.

Moving out of their current Luci Menlo Park headquarters into the Pacific Research Center, the new facility will be twice the size of the current one. Lucid feels it will be sufficient, with enough room to grow and get the Air to market.

Lucid Introduces Its New California Headquarters

We are told the new headquarters will bring under the same roof a larger design studio with more lab and office space. It will also bring together the collaborative design and engineering team and put it a few blocks away from the Lucid prototype shop.

Will We See The Lucid Air In Two Years?

Lucid’s announcement is about making room to produce the Air, which it promised to deliver in two years. Since then, the company reached out to Ford to see if a deal could be struck. But Ford turned it down. This leads to ask the question, is Ford working on a Lucid Air killer? After all, isn’t everyone working on a Tesla killer of some sort, truck companies alike?

Lucid Introduces Its New California HeadquartersOur initial test ride in the Lucid Air was impressive, to say the least. When a hardly sorted out car with off-the-shelf Pirelli tires and its traction system turned off is hitting 25 mph on the Petersen Museum spiral ramps, you feel something that screams insane performance under the hood. We even suggested that Lucid offer a special series with no creature amenities, no heavy leather seats, and just bare-bone fun for enthusiasts. Can we call it the CleanTechnica series, Lucid?

We hope to see more from the Lucid Air soon and we certainly wouldn’t turn down a test drive for this amazing car. (Hint, hint, nudge, nudge. Lucid, we’re ready.)

You can check out Lucid on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Related:

The Lucid Motors Air Is Amazing! (Original Review & Pics & Video — Part 1)

The Lucid Motors Air Wipes The Competition! (Original Review, Pictures & Video — Part 2)

Lucid Air Launch Edition To Run ~$165,000

Base Lucid Air To Begin At $60,000


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About the Author

Nicolas was born and raised in the world of classic cars of the 1920s. It wasn’t until he drove an AC Propulsion eBox and finally a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Eager to spread the news of that full torque, he started writing in 2007 for various CleanTech outlets. Since then, his passion led to cover renewable energy, test drives, podcasts, shoot pictures, and film for various international outlets both in print and online. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he has forged in those industries.

Today he focuses most of his writing effort on CleanTechnica, a global online outlet that covers the world of electric vehicles and renewable energy.

His favorite tagline is: “There are more solutions than obstacles.”



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