Watch The Debut Of Lucid Air EV: 400 Mile Range, 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds (Video)

2 months ago by Mark Kane 38

Lucid Motors has released full video from its unveiling presentation of groundbreaking, all-electric Lucid Air (full details from launch here).

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“The Lucid Air launch presentation and unveiling presented in its entirety. Filmed on December 14, 2016 at Lucid’s Prototype Shop in Fremont, California.”

The “executive” jet for the road (just check out those optional rear seats in the photos below) with up to 400 miles of range, a 1,000 hp powertrain, full autonomous drive-ready, with Lucid Vision LED technology, is scheduled for production by the end of 2018.

Gallery (below): A full collection of additional images of the 0-60 mph in ~2.5 seconds, Lucid Air.

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40 responses to "Watch The Debut Of Lucid Air EV: 400 Mile Range, 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds (Video)"

  1. manbitesgas says:

    “We’re gonna show you 3 cars”? Look who’s trying to be Steve Jobs…

  2. Alaa says:

    At the end of 2018! It will be a long wait. Many things will happen by then.

  3. georgeS says:

    Pretty obvious they are trying to copy Tesla. I don’t like the styling. It looks like a Buick from the rear….

    but it look like IEV’s gave them a nice presentation.

    1. SJC says:

      Rear seats are nice, luxury and comfort.

      1. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ sven says:

        And lots of leg room to stretch out.

        1. SJC says:

          You have to have the wheelbase, but that is what is popular with some in China, they called them the “L” versions.

  4. Kdawg says:

    I wonder how well those headlights will work. I’d like to see a demonstration.

  5. Ambulator says:

    They took 42 minutes to tell us what could have been said in 5 or less. I’m not impressed by wasting my time.

    1. ffbj says:

      “What none of us have enough of, Time”–from the speech. Ironic considering your accurate comment.
      Btw dude at Lucid I have tons of time, so lets watch it with the generalizing, which this speech is full of, along with a healthy dose of B.S.

  6. DonC says:

    The car as presented is very impressive. Two issue. The first is that no one does hype like Elon, so the whole reveal is lacking when compared to the Tesla circus. The second is that while Telsa always delivers later than promised and at a higher price than promised, it has a track record of delivering. At this point this is just a presentation.

  7. orinoco says:

    Catch up or ketchup? That is the question!
    The Tesla guys won’t hibernate till the end of 2018. And it’s no longer all about range and 0-60-acceleration.

    1. runar says:

      Its not a competition against Tesla, its against all ICE. 🙂

      Maybe they will join in on the superchager network? they should.

    2. Priusmaniac says:

      0-60 perhaps but autonomy not yet. 400 miles is closer to what most people would like even if many gas and diesel cars can do more than that.

  8. leafowner says:

    For the 0.1% ers Give us something anyone can buy.

    1. floydboy says:

      Not if they’re trying to keep money flowing in till they can get established. Less expensive models are going to have to take a(very comfortable) back seat.

    2. Rob Stark says:

      Most earthlings can’t afford a 2016 Nissan LEAF.

      So stop with populist nonsense.

  9. Evz3 says:

    I am truely impressed. Another company doing real work.

    Can’t wait to see them stealing sales from ICE brands.

  10. snowdall says:

    It’s a lovely looking car and the numbers are impressive. And I for one would love to see more competition; especially from startups outside the traditional vehicle manufacturers. But doing a reveal is just the first and easiest step from EV idea to keys-in-the-hands-of-customers. So checkmark off the box for “flashy reveal” … now comes the hard work! Good luck!

  11. David Murray says:

    Can’t say I care for the body style. But I’m sure it will appeal to plenty of people.

  12. Eco says:

    I think it looks great but can they deliver?

  13. ffbj says:

    Um, deja vu all over again. I think I heard this speech 5 years ago given by a guy called Elon Musk.
    Still, nothing wrong with producing more compelling evs, they can’t all be a Tesla.

  14. Waiting says:

    Kudos to Lucid and their decision to build in Arizona!!

    The Model 3 is coming out in mass in 2018. If the Air is going to have 400 miles of range and the Bolt has 238, I really really hope that Tesla knocks the Model 3 range out of the park!! If Lucid claims they can attain the 400 miles, then all EV makers should do the same.

    Not my styling on the Air, but then my father always said, “It’s like a bird eating sh*t on the street…everybody to their own taste.” If you like, enjoy it! If you don’t, you’ll find something that you will enjoy.

    1. Rob Stark says:

      The fully loaded version with 400 mile range is $160k, Lucid Motors hopes.

      Quite a bit above the Model 3 price class. 238 miles is the more likely bogey.

  15. James says:

    Looks ugly in the vid. Most impressive about it is the photoshop guy, who made it look good in the pix

  16. Nix says:

    This fills yet another niche that is currently missing in the EV market. We currently don’t have an EV to replace LWB Benz’s with back seats like that.

    Even if none of us here buy it, if it replaces LWB Benz’s and similar cars, it is going to save a TON of gas for each one sold. Those land barges suck up a ton of gas. Some company will have to provide an EV option, so it might as well be this company, because Tesla apparently shelved their long-rumored LWB MS project.

    This is good for green cars.

  17. Vexar says:

    To the production team who put together the reveal: when every other thing in the reveal action is automated except pulling the cover off the vehicle, it looks clumsy. Rose Brands sells equipment for this, you can rent it just about anywhere, and even without that, you still have a grid, so why not put lift lines on pulleys and at least do it off-stage?
    The flicking open LED headlamps is impressive. I remember in the early 90’s when cars that had headlights that flipped out of the hood. Eventually, the motors failed and they looked goofy with only one headlamp extended.

    The B-roll of the Riverside County mountains (or thereabouts) amused me. Went well with the drone shots of Pacifica, Mill Valley, and Big Sur. Very Californian.

  18. Peter says:

    Design is much better than Tesla, its not so boring, its exiting.

    1. Rob Stark says:

      If you prefer a Camaro in the front and Buick in the rear mullet over Maserati then yes Lucid’s design is much better.

  19. Trollnonymous says:

    I’d like the car better if they called the model “Lucidfer”.
    :-p

    1. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ sven says:

      Maybe the performance model will have a Lucidfer Mode for faster acceleration.

      1. Marco says:

        Hmmm?
        other possibilities for Modes:
        Nightmare Mode
        Lightning Mode (taken by Ford i think)
        “Edna” Mode 😛
        Warp Drive
        uh uh, Astral Projection Mode (works with Lucid no?)
        Ball Out Mode (probably not)

        Nice car though.

  20. Trollnonymous says:

    No doubt at least $165K+ car.

  21. Terawatt says:

    Not really convinced by the show, but I think there are good chances for a company of this kind to succeed. The world is more radically unequal than it has ever been and this trend will continue (driven by technology, and it’ll take decades to figure out how to counter it, if we ever do). For someone out to make money rather than make transportation more sustainable, a super-expensive, extremely high-tech offering should be able to find enough customers world-wide to keep growing for many years.

    In terms of their direct impact on emissions and energy use it seems Lucid will be completely irrelevant. But the nice thing about top-end electric cars is they transform people’s perceptions. Whether Lucid will make affordable EVs or not, if they are successful they cannot avoid but increase demand for less expensive EVs as well.

    Tesla claims not to care about profits, and many appear to believe them. That is part of their mystique and why they have so many devoted cult members. This looks much more like any old business in terms of just being somebody who sees an opportunity and wants to make money. Maybe not very inspiring, but they sure look a lot less like something cobbled together by pimply boys than Faraway Future…

    1. Terawatt says:

      And let me just proudly add I have consistently called them Faraway Future since the day they showed their first prototype (the batmobile as reimagined by a twele year old boy with no friends). In other words long before they announced massive delays. 😀

  22. peet365 says:

    Huge legroom in backseats. This would sell great in China.

  23. Mathew says:

    Those back seats! I love taking naps so those would be epic!
    Also, they would be great for ride-sharing/Ubers etc.

  24. Fabian says:

    The exterior, especially the bumpers, does not look like a 100K + automobile.

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