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Lucid Motors drifts through the snow in its 1,000-hp Air EV

It turns out there is, in fact, a job that's more fun than this one.

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Cold weather can do a number on an electric car's battery, which is why Lucid Motors trekked out to Minnesota with its new EV.

Lucid's latest blog post talks about its recent trip to Minnesota for cold-weather testing, where temperatures dipped as low as -18 degrees Fahrenheit. But the cold wasn't the only reason Lucid took its Air sedan out there -- it wanted to get all drifty in the snow, too.

"Much of our time in Minnesota was focused on braking systems and vehicle dynamics," the blog post states. The company worked on its antilock brakes, traction control and stability control. And with 1,000 horsepower on tap, there's no shortage of traction-loss events.

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Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.

Article updated on February 10, 2017 at 10:35 AM PST

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