The Lucid Air, launched this week, looks fantastic and has mind blowing specifications, but as with all new car companies, we have to ask: will it be made?
We’ll just have to wait until 2018 to find out. They could end up like Faraday Future: full of potential, but out of cash and organization, or they could be the next Tesla.
The Lucid Air has a standard 100kWh battery, but the optional 130kWh battery has a range of around 400mi (644km). The top model of the Air will have a total of over 1000hp (746kW) from its electric motors, and a 0 to 60mph time of about 2.5 seconds.
The Air will “autonomous ready”, and will come with radars, cameras, and Lidar. The Air will be available in both 4 and 5 seat versions, with the 4 seat car having executive seats that recline.
The Lucid Air is available for reservation now, and will be built from 2018 at a new US$700 million factory in Arizona.
Prices start at US$100,000. A US$25,500 deposit required for the Launch Edition model that’s limited to 255 cars. A US$2,500 is required for the standard car.