Lucid Motors, Tesla’s next major competitor for the Model S, will officially launch its Air all-electric sedan in September,media reported. It has been four years since the first Air prototype was released in December 2016. The electric car, which claims to be a rival to the Model S, has a range of 1,000 horses and a range of 400 miles, and is designed by a former Mazda Miata designer.
At the same time, Air’s interior space will be comparable to that of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but its interpretation of luxury will be modern and sustainable.
Since then, there’s been a lot of news about the car: first, it’s going to be priced out, it’s going to compete directly with traditional rivals such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz, and then in terms of performance, the Air prototype has reached a speed of 235mph in tests.
In the electric car space, high-profile start-ups that promise speed and range are not uncommon. With the addition of a former Tesla production executive, Lucid Motors has added some electric vehicle manufacturing expertise to help it stand out. Lucid is building an Air-making plant in Casa Grande, Arizona, which the company says will be completed this year.
It is reported that the car was due to debut at the New York International Auto Show in April this year, but because of the new crown outbreak of the plan had to be cancelled. But now, Lucid Motors has finally re-established a new release date — on September 9th, when the company will hold an online launch. “In addition to the final interior and design,” the carmaker said, “new details about production specifications, available configurations and price information will also be shared.” “
Production of the electric car is still scheduled to begin by the end of 2020. Lucid also revealed that the car should be able to run 400 miles in 2.5 seconds and complete the 100km acceleration in 2.5 seconds, but it seems unlikely that all configurations will achieve. Actual delivery may not take place until early 2021.