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Review: Lucid Air

New era of luxury mobility.

In December 2016 California based Lucid Motors revealed his very first car. A fully electric, luxury sedan with a 400-mile range rating from its onboard 100kWh battery, a 2.5-second 0-60 mph time and a target market date of 2018.

Key Specifications

  • Make: Lucid Motors
  • Model: Lucid Air
  • First available: January 2018
  • Electric/Hybrid: Electric
  • Acceleration to 100km/h (60mph): 2.5s
  • Range: 400 miles
  • Price: $100,000

Range & Battery

  • Battery options

    100kWh battery

  • Charge time

Lucid Air Unveiling

1 User Review on “Lucid Air”

  1. brad
    There's a new kid on the block. It's a real challenger...
    Reviewed
    Air - Other

    Having seen the Lucid Air at first glance, it honestly doesn’t look like a company’s very first car. Its design, on the inside and exterior of the car rival that of well established luxury sedans.

    Diving deeper into the specs, a 1000hp of combined power and 400 miles of range hugely exceeds the current competition. So definitely full marks for looks, amazing power and battery capacity.

    It seems off to a great start, though being a brand new car, from a new car company Lucid Motors.
    I really have to wonder how well equipped this car is. That is: How will it be to use on a daily basis?

    Having looked into the features, many of them rival that of the Tesla’s Model S. For one, it has voice commands which can help you stay focused when driving. I’m a regular Siri user, and I can say that when you get used to it. It’s just so much easier to simply say what you want.

    But the voice commands, also become sort of irrelevant as this car can drive autonomously, which is the new trend towards higher safety standards. Ongoing software upgrades, mobile phone connectivity via an app, and more put this car into the very premium category of cars. Hopefully once the car is delivered, it really does keep getting better. Personally, I feel this very much comes down to the company behind it…

    On the surface, Lucid looks pretty fresh in the electric vehicle scene. Though having developed batteries for 10 years now (formerly as Atieva). It tells me that they’re seriously into what they’re doing and will be here to stay.

    I’m also impressed that their batteries are going to be involved in Formula E’s season 5 & 6. If the batteries are capable of handling the stresses and rapid regenerative braking involved in motor racing. The street car demands should be a piece of cake. Plus the ongoing improvements from motor racing beats almost any other form of development.

    For now, it seems that Lucid Motors will be targeting US and Canada to start, and it may be 2019 by the time you could get hold of one of these. With that, I’m going to have to give it 4 stars, because by then surely other companies will have made progress, but I’m sure the Lucid Air will have too. We’ll see…

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