May 25, 2022

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Newark-Based Lucid Announces Details About Air Dream Edition Cars

NEWARK, CA —Lucid Group, the luxury electric car company headquartered in Newark, on Wednesday announced that its limited-run Lucid Air Dream Edition cars -which sell $169,000 fully equipped- will be produced in two distinct versions: Dream Edition Performance and Dream Edition Range.

According to a release, the Dream Edition Performance will feature a powertrain optimized for speed and acceleration, with 1,111 horsepower.

The Dream Edition Range, meanwhile, will deliver 933 horsepower, while maximizing range. The company said the EPA range certification remains in process and will be announced for each version when complete. However, Lucid recently completed a real-world evaluation drive with Motor Trend.

During the drive, a pair of Dream Edition Range cars drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco – at highway speeds via central California – and then back across the San Francisco Bay to Lucid’s global headquarters in Newark, traveling 445 miles on a single charge. Upon arrival in Newark, the cars displayed, respectively, 30 miles and 72 miles of charge remaining. That meant they were capable of driving 475 miles and 517 miles, respectively, on a single charge.

“As a technology company, we seek to exceed expectations and this is clearly evident with our Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance and Range variants,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO of Lucid Group. “I’m delighted to provide our Dream Edition customers with this additional choice and breadth of capabilities.”

According to Lucid, the company soon will be contacting Dream Edition reservation holders to determine their preferred version of the the Dream Edition car. Deliveries of both versions of the Air Dream Edition will begin later this year, the company said.

The cars will be produced at Lucid’s new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona.