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Lucid Motors unveils the Air, a new luxe electric car with a 400-mile range

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California-based Lucid Motors revealed its first car today, a fully-electric sedan aimed at the executive market, with a 400-mile range rating from its onboard 100kWh battery, a 2.5 second 0-60mph time, and a target market date of 2018.

The vehicle prototype was shown off today at a special unveiling event in Fremont, California.

Lucid s founding team includes CTO Peter Rawlinson, a former Tesla team member, as well as Derek Jenkins, previously of Mazda and VW, and BMW alum Brian Barron.

The Lucid Motorsplan is to build these electric vehicles starting in 2017 in Arizona, at a new factory facility that s set to bring around 2,000 new jobs to the sate according to the company and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.

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Rawlinson previously noted that the cars would cost a combined 1,000 horsepower across its electric motors, and that there would be a version made available with a max 400-mile estimated range.

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