Ride Along In The Lucid Air – Video

7 months ago by Eric Loveday 7

It can go up to 217 miles per hour, yet it’s super luxurious inside. A rare combination indeed.

Lucid Air

Video description:

“We took a ride in the Lucid Air from electric-car startup Lucid Motors. It was developed by former Tesla executives, including Peter Rawlinson, the chief engineer behind the Tesla Model S and now the CTO of Lucid Motors.”

“The car starts at $52,500, but we drove the fully optioned Lucid air complete with a panoramic sunroof, a bigger battery with 315 miles of range, 1,000 horsepower, all-wheel-drive, autonomous-driving hardware, 29-speaker audio system, and active suspension. Pricing isn’t finalized; the vehicle we drove in is expected to cost over $100,000.”

“Production will begin in 2018, and Lucid Motors plans to deliver 10,000 vehicles in its first year.”

Fingers crossed Lucid can pull a Tesla by actually launching this vehicle and succeeding.

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7 responses to "Ride Along In The Lucid Air – Video"

  1. Jason says:

    It’s a bit misleading. They state it costs $52k, but you can’t actually buy it yet, so it should be expected to cost $52k.

    Then they compare it to the $100k Tesla, but really it is comparable to the $67k Tesla.

    Fully optioned it might be $100k, but probably much higher than that.

    Production is slated to start in 2018. There isn’t even a factory yet. They’re still trying to secure funding (I think needing $250mil to get started, and aiming for $700mil), so starting in 2018 sounds a bit unrealistic when we are just shy of 1/2 way through 2017.

    I’m not sure about the head lights, it would be great to see a night time video of how they work. I think I also heard they have a lot of parts, which sounds like a problem waiting to happen.

    I think it is a nice looking car and has some interesting features. I don’t think it is a paradigm shift or anything spectacular, and I hope they can stick it out and get to market, but this video just has fake information and wrong comparisons.

    1. DJ says:

      Fair but hey at least they don’t include gas savings in the “cost” they show 🙂

      Looks nice but I don’t think I have ever seen the front seats. Back ones look comfy but how about those of us who don’t have a driver 🙂

      Also, it is a pet peeve of mine when people say crap like “this car was designed by former Tesla executives” or “former Apple engineer designed sweatshirt”! Make it on your own merit.

    2. Doggydogworld says:

      Where do they compare it to a 100k Tesla?

  2. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    It’s great that Lucid has a concept car which is getting good reviews, but let’s not forget that auto makers often put things into concept cars which are far too expensive or impractical to ever go into a production car.

    Here’s hoping that Lucid is successful; Tesla needs some competition which legacy auto makers are failing to provide! But let’s not forget Tesla had a rocky road to success; Lucid has a steep hill to climb before can be declared a successful company. At last report, it looked like they were seriously underestimating the amount of capital investment they need to put a car into production.

    1. sveno says:

      +1

      I too hope that Lucid gets off the ground – more EV options are great, even if only for the luxury segment. At the very least it raises awareness.

  3. arne-nl says:

    In theory it looks great, now let’s see if they can indeed get it on sale. In 2018 (or shortly thereafter). For $ 52.5k. In sufficient numbers.

  4. Peter Pratt says:

    I wish them all the success in the world. The car looks great and if it does come to life I want one!