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Watch two Lucid Air sedans perform at -40°C, below-freezing conditions.


To ensure Lucid Air is completely ready for production, we continually test it in extraordinarily harsh conditions. For cold weather testing, not only was the location absolutely frigid, but we cold-soaked Lucid Air overnight using climate chambers — getting their temperatures down to -40° C.

“And that has all different kinds of impacts on the vehicle,” says Nicolas Minbiole, VP of Quality. “Lubricants change viscosity. They change their properties at different temperatures. The batteries react differently at different temperatures. Their ability to provide power, their ability to accept power when you’re charging it. You need to test all of these things to understand what the limitations of the different aspects of the vehicle are and then optimize them.”

Lucid Air needs to respond the same way — in every way — whether it’s a sunny spring day in California or the dead of winter in Minnesota.
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The results
Lucid Air hit all its cold weather testing targets from quickly warming up, to starting, charging, and more. And despite cold temperatures, the quietness of the cabin was notable. Typically, interior components of a vehicle get noisier as its temperature drops. Not Lucid Air. Its NVH aspect — or Noise, Vibration, and Harshness rating — tested exceptionally well. And for luxury vehicle owners, that’s a crucial outcome.

We’re using the results of this cold weather testing to ensure the Lucid Air is 100% ready for our customers, no matter where they live or what conditions they’ll drive in. That means optimizing every single detail of the vehicle for extreme environments.
 

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