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Lucid Air Named 2022 MotorTrend Car of the Year

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Nov. 15, 2021—MotorTrend on Monday named the Lucid Air electric vehicle its 2022 Car of the Year.

The award is considered one of the industry's most prestigious, and the win solidifies the Lucid Air as a key player in the EV market. According to a news release from Lucid, the Air was chosen from a group of 25 finalists.

"Earning this coveted distinction for Lucid Air, our very first car, is a resounding endorsement of our ability to deliver the most advanced electric vehicles in the world," Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson said in the release. 

MotorTrend evaluates six criteria when deciding the award: efficiency, value, advancement in design, engineering excellence, safety, and performance of the intended function. The publication cited the Air's EPA-estimated 520-mile range and 1,100 horsepower as key factors in the win.

"The sleek futuristic Lucid Air sedan looks like nothing else on the road, while its gorgeous, smartly-packaged interior sets the standard for the next generation of luxury cars," MotorTrend Editorial Lead Ed Loh said. "Against our award's criteria, there could be no doubt—the Lucid Air is MotorTrend's 2022 Car of the Year."

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