Tesla's main rival debuts after 10 years of development: photo

Tesla's main rival debuts after 10 years of development: photo

Elite electric car Lucid Air surpasses Tesla Model S in speed, power and autonomous range

Evgeny Opanasenko

Tesla's main rival debuts after 10 years of development: photo

Techno section editor

A new premium electric sedan, the Lucid Air, debuted this week. It took 10 years to develop this electric vehicle. Now the company is ready to begin the serial assembly of the car, which is the main and worthy competitor to Tesla Model S, as it surpasses the brainchild of Elon Musk in almost all respects: speed, power and autonomy.

The creation of an electric car was carried out from scratch, without looking at internal combustion engines, so its design takes full advantage of the electrical circuit. Although development began in 2010, it wasn't until 2016 that Lucid Motors first announced their EV concept.

Tesla's main rival debuts after 10 years of development: photo

The first Lucid Air models will go on sale in 2021

At that time, the announced figures sounded too ambitious. Lucid Motors has promised a power plant with a capacity of 1080 horsepower and a capacious battery, which will last for 800 km on a single charge. As a result, all these indicators turned out to be reality and embodied in Lucid Air. The electric car will go on sale in 2021.

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The developers have called the concept of the layout of the cabin Lucid Space Concept, it is based on the miniaturization of engines, transmission and battery in order to increase the free space of the cabin. The manufacturer's advanced electric platform, called the Lucid Electric Advanced Platform (LEAP), uses a pair of electric motors, permanent four-wheel drive and a 113 kWh battery.

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In the maximum version (Air Dream Edition), an electric car with a capacity of 1080 hp. It accelerates to 100 km / h in 2.5 seconds, covers a quarter mile in 9.9 seconds and reaches a maximum of 270 km / h. Although there will be as many as four models on sale with different power plants and batteries:

  • Air – the base model with a price tag below $ 80,000 (available from 2022);
  • Air Touring (620 hp) – mid-range model with a price tag of 95 thousand dollars;
  • Air Grand Touring (800 hp) – premium version with a price tag of 139 thousand dollars;
  • Air Dream Edition (1080 hp) is a limited edition with a price tag of 169 thousand dollars.

Tesla's main rival debuts after 10 years of development: photo

Lucid air

The interior design of the Lucid Air is even more impressive than the exterior of the electric vehicle. Under the driver's right hand is a retractable touchpad for controlling the parameters of the electric vehicle, and in front of it is a huge curved 34-inch 5K display with an intricate shape of the Glass Cockpit. The touch interface is complemented by multiple physical controls and Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.

Tesla's main rival debuts after 10 years of development: photo

Lucid Air Models

Lucid Air's premium electric vehicle is now pre-ordering customers in the US and Canada, as well as select countries in Europe and Asia. For the regular version of the Air, a deposit of $ 1000 is enough, and for the limited edition Air Dream Edition – $ 7,500.

Tesla's main rival debuts after 10 years of development: photo

Lucid Air Models

By 2021, the company plans to open about 20 showrooms and service centers in North America. Electric vehicle production will begin in the coming months at Lucid Motors' own factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, USA.

Earlier segodnya.ua reported about how Tesla Model S lost the endurance race to its main competitor. The Tesla Model S also fell hopelessly behind its main rival Lucid Air in the race to speed.

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