We took a ride in the futuristic electric car created by former Tesla execs

We took a ride in the Lucid Air from electric-car startup Lucid Motors. It was developed by former Tesla executives, including Peter Rawlinson the chief engineer behind the Model S, and Lucid Motors’ CTO.

The car starts at $US52,500. But we drove the fully-optioned Lucid air complete with a panoramic sunroof, a bigger battery with 315 miles of range, 1,000 horsepower and all-wheel-drive, autonomous driving hardware, 29-speaker audio system, and active suspension. Pricing isn’t finalised but the vehicle we drove in is expected to cost over $US100,000.

Production will begin in 2018 and Lucid Motors plans to deliver 10,000 vehicles in its first 12 months.

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