- Business Insider spoke with Derek Jenkins, the VP of design at Lucid Motors, about designing the company’s upcoming Air EV. The Air officially debuted on Wednesday.
- The Air was first sketched out in 2015 and the design team had to figure out what would still look futuristic by the time the car debuted in 2020.
- Because Lucid compacted the size of the Air’s drive components, there was a lot of interior space that could be maximized.
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This might come as a surprise to you, but the new cars you see on the road weren’t designed recently. In fact, most designs are conceived about five to seven years before the general public even gets a whiff of what the final product will look like. The minimalist and futuristic-looking Lucid Air EV is no different.
“As a designer, you have to live five years in