Lucid Air Spotted On Road In San Francisco – Videos

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 10

Since its grand reveal, we haven’t seen or heard much of the Lucid Air other than a quick on road 8 second video (below), but now there’s also new on-road spy videos featuring the high-powered electric sedan making laps around a San Francisco block (second, and near identical video below).

From the videos, it’s clear that Lucid had the Air out there for promotional reasons; to take some pictures of the EV operating in a urban environment, and then later to make a short video of it out zipping around (both the official Lucid released short video and photos below).

Lucid Air In San Francisco

Video description (via YouTube/AtoZ Entertainment):

“Spotted the 2018 Lucid motors prototype in San Francisco.”

The Lucid Air reportedly puts out some 1,000+ horsepower, which allows it to zip from 0 to 60 MPH in just 2.5 seconds or so.

Its 130 kWh upgraded battery (base battery is 100 kWh) provides approximately 400 miles of range.

With a price tag north of $100,000, the Lucid Air may be a hard sell over a similarly equipped Tesla Model S.

Lucid claims to be on track for small-scale production starting in 2018, but that date is certainly subject to change.

Video Below: A second spy video was released a couple days later…again, of the Lucid Air making another trip around the same block.

Video (below): Brief Lucid released on road footage of the Air:

Here are some promotional stills (below) that have surfaced since the Lucid Air was spotted on San Francisco streets:

Lucid Air in San Francisco

Lucid Air in San Francisco

Lucid Air in San Francisco

Riding in the back of a Lucid Air in San Francisco

Lucid Air in San Francisco

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10 responses to "Lucid Air Spotted On Road In San Francisco – Videos"

  1. Someone out there says:

    Hopefully this car will push Tesla to 400 miles as well.

  2. ffbj says:

    While I think this car is a viable effort I wish they would have played at the other end of the ev spectrum.

    Tesla showed that the top down approach works, but something new and different would have a more lasting effect in getting more evs on the road. Similar to what Chevy did with the Bolt, but even less expensive.

    1. CDAVIS says:

      @ffbj said: “…Tesla showed that the top down approach works, but something new and different would have a more lasting effect…”
      ———

      The Chinese don’t do “new and different”… they replicate the proven successful products of others while holding themselves out as agents of “innovation”.

      1. ffbj says:

        I get it. Reverse engineering is a major. Why invent it when it easier to just steal it.

    2. Someone out there says:

      I agree. What we really need is a long-ish range car that is relatively cheap. The high end thing has been done to death by now. Unfortunately CDAVIS is right, the Chinese do prefer to copy others

    3. needa says:

      No way to secure suppliers if they went the other way. Lucid is doing it right. It will be five years before the EV Revolution really takes off anyways. It will take that long for battery production to get up to snuff. The Air puts them where they need to be right now.

      1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        Right.

        Hoping an EV startup can succeed by starting with a more down-market car is wishful thinking, and ignores the lessons of history. CODA and Th!nk tried that, and what happened to them? They went out of business, of course.

        Tesla shows the way that an EV startup can not only survive, but grow its market. Lucid will have more competition than Tesla did in its early years, but at least there is a successful path for Lucid to follow.

        If an EV maker can succeed in offering its first EV in the first-world market with a cheaper car, it will be an auto maker that is already successful selling cheaper cars in second- or third-world countries. BYD, perhaps; or Tata Motors.

      2. CDAVIS says:

        @needs said: “…It will be five years before the EV Revolution really takes off…”
        ——–

        That was true six years ago.

        1. CDAVIS says:

          …The EV Revolution train has already left the station.

  3. leafowner says:

    How about the spotting of some Model 3’s ?!?

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