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    Camp mode and sentry mode

    I could be wrong, but I get the impression that Lucid is putting more emphasis right now on hardware that cannot be easily altered once production starts. On the software side, I suspect the emphasis right now is on the functionality that relates directly to operation of the car. For example...
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    Rear Seating

    I just had a wide-ranging discussion about the Lucid Air with Zak Edson, the head of Marketing and Sales at Lucid. He was laudably forthcoming with information about what is and isn't yet determined about the Air. Here's a synopsis of the discussion: The rear floorboard in cars with the...
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    Lucid Motors Opens Studio & Service Center in Beverly Hills

    Thanks for clearing this up. I was hoping the misalignment was a function of beta production. As a Dream Edition reservation holder who wants the horsepower of that version before it goes out of production, I am going to be taking a risk on a relatively early production vehicle. On top of...
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    Lucid Motors Opens Studio & Service Center in Beverly Hills

    Someone just posted a video taken at an unspecified "Lucid Showroom": I'm surprised that Lucid would put a car with such poor panel alignment on public display. (Note where the front door meets the back and how uneven the door handle is.) I can only hope that cars won't be shipped to...
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    Number of Orders

    Rawlinson has said that they have "many thousands" of reservations. However, he didn't give any hints about how many are for the Dream Edition (which will be produced first) and how many for the models going into subsequent production. He also didn't indicate how many of those reservations were...
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    Porsche Taycan

    I'm looking for a spacious (comfortable for four adults), high-performance electric sedan to replace my Tesla Model S P90D. If the Dream Edition delivers on rear seat comfort, Lucid will be my next EV. If it doesn't, I'm going to consider a Porsche Taycan as a personal driver and then go...
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    Lucid Motors

    Lucid has already said they will not or cannot relocate the battery modules from under the rear floorboard. However, they have been trying to find some sort of work-around for the knee height issue that some reviewers have mentioned. Whether that might be altering the height of the rear seat...
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    Lucid Motors

    I had thought the same thing for a while, especially as I read some time ago that Lucid had rented warehouses in Casa Grande to stockpile production components that were coming in from vendors. Lucid Sales has told me that the cars that will be sent to the Miami Design Studio at year end will...
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    Lucid Motors

    I think it's going to be a mixed bag. There are already cars on display at the West Coast Design Studios that have already opened. Miami and West Palm Beach are opening near year end, about the time the 100 "pre-production cars" go into production. As Lucid has said it will not open a Studio...
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    Lucid Motors

    Autoline Network posted a livestream on November 5 featuring Peter Rawlinson and Derek Jenkins. The stream included further details about the Casa Grande factory. The discussion about the factory (with good video footage) begins at the 32:20 mark: Key points: - The pilot line that was set...
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    Lucid Air at Classic Car Club Manhattan

    Lucid has confirmed that, although the initial production vehicles will have soft-close doors at launch, fully power-operated doors will only come later.
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    Lucid Motors

    EV Source just posted another interview with Peter Rawlinson that revealed the production schedule in more detail than we've seen anywhere else: The highlights of the production timeline: - Lucid has "many thousands" of deposits on cars (but no breakdown given for which versions of the car)...
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    Lucid Air at Classic Car Club Manhattan

    The "Out of Spec Motoring" video of this event said that the Air will have power-operated passenger doors, but they will not be available at start of production. This means, I assume, that the Dream Edition will not have them while later, less-expensive versions will. Given that the rear doors...
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    Lucid Motors

    Ben Sullins just posted a very interesting interview with Peter Rawlinson in which Rawlinson gives the most detailed update I've seen on exactly where they are on the start-of-production curve. He also gives a very candid assessment of where Lucid is on ADAS. Really Rawlinson's best interview...
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    Here’s every angle of the all-electric Lucid Air in pictures

    I just noticed on the Lucid Motors website that the rear doors of the Air open a full 90 degrees, which is a very useful feature. I was thinking the power-operated doors were just a nice-to-have item. But with the rear doors opening that wide, it becomes more of a must-have unless someone has...
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