Tesla fans are divided by the automaker's controversial steering “yoke,”
which swaps out the conventional wheel for a rectangle that’s more akin
to what you’d find in an airplane’s cockpit or a Formula One race car.
Some buyers see it as yet another stroke of genius from Elon Musk.
Others think it makes driving more cumbersome with little upside.
Up-and-coming Tesla rival Lucid Motors, for its part, isn’t convinced.
The California-based EV startup considered adding a yoke to its upcoming Gravity SUV
Derek Jenkins, the firm’s Senior Vice President of Design and Brand, told me at an event
Unveiled at November’s Los Angeles Auto Show, the Gravity is a futuristic,
three-row family-hauler with an impressive projected range of 440-plus miles.
It will start at under $80,000 and go on sale in late 2024.
Lucid’s second model after the Air sedan, the Gravity will give the fledgling startup