Lucid Motors, Inc. (formerly known as Atieva) is an American automotive company specializing in electric cars. The company was founded in 2007, and is based in Newark, California. The Lucid Air is an electric car whose prototype was unveiled by Lucid Motors in December 2016. It has been designed to compete with existing brands in the electric vehicle (EV) industry, in particular the Tesla Model S, the Porsche Taycan, as well as other brands in the luxury car segment. The Air sedan is estimated to achieve an EPA-rated range of 517 miles on a single charge, a record for EVs. Lucid Motors says its upcoming electric car will be the world's most aerodynamically efficient luxury car when it goes into production later this year. On July 29, 2020, Lucid Motors announced DreamDrive, the Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS) which will debut in the Air. DreamDrive will offer most comprehensive sensor suite on the market, with 32 sensors in total, including "14 cameras and five radar units.
With up to 1,080 horsepower available in a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive package, the Lucid Air Dream Edition has achieved quarter-mile times as low as 9.9 seconds on a consistent basis, making it the world’s quickest production sedan. This performance is wrapped in an uncompromisingly luxurious package, offering room for five passengers with class-leading interior and storage space. Lucid does claim that its upcoming sedan will have advanced driver-assistance technology as well as autonomous abilities. Lucid plans to unveil the production version of the Air September 9. Production is scheduled to start at the company's Casa Grande, Arizona, factory before the end of the year, with the first deliveries in 2021.