Recently,media in the Streets of Silicon Valley in the United States took a road test photo of the first model of the U.S. start-up electric car company, the Lucid Air prototype. With the road test on the road, it means it’s one step closer to mass production of the model. As at home, America’s new power car-building movement has been booming, with California electric car start-up Lucid Motors joining the trend.
Back in December 2016, Lucid Motors unveiled its first mass-produced version of the Air, powered by a 100 kWh battery pack, with a maximum power of 1013 horsepower, a speed from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds and a maximum of 643K. M.
And in March of that year, Lucid officially announced a $60,000 price tag for the entry-level Air, which sold for $525,000 after deducting federal taxes. Combined with this price and performance, Lucid Motors officially sees the Tesla Model S as a competitor.
Return to the road test vehicles on the road, according tomedia revealed that the total number of prototype vehicles involved in the road test in about 80, and the similarity with the production of models as high as 95%. The difference, however, is that the test vehicles are all from a trial plant in Silicon Valley, and future mass-produced models will be put into production at Lucid Motors’ 500-acre (2.02 million square meters) plant in Arizona.
In addition, according to the vehicle performance parameters published by Lucid, the Top Model of the Lucid Air is equipped with a maximum motor power of 745kW (1013Ps), 0-100km/h acceleration time of only 2.5s, with four-wheel drive, battery pack capacity of 100kWh, and optional 130kk capacity battery pack, officially announced that its maximum capacity per full charge will exceed About 64km.
The entry-level model has a maximum power of 299kW (406Ps) and a maximum range of about 386km. Compared to the top model, the entry-level version is inferior in both performance and battery life. And it remains to be seen whether the entry-level model, which starts at a modest $525,000, will really be able to pry the Tesla Model S into power.