First drive review: Lucid Air | Next Electric Car
I cover all the latest tech news surrounding electric cars. I cover the background, feel and drive the current selling price and the specs and the engineering that go into making each car. If you have an electric car that youd. Like me to cover, let me know in the comments below in todays video im reviewing the new, lucid air ill, be covering the most important features to see whether it will crush the competition or not, with its enormous kilowatt power and trunk capacity. And one more thing before i start, i just got fired from my job as a taxi driver turns out people dont like it when you go the extra mile for them, not even in an ev okay, now back to the video lucid group inc previously known as Ativa is a california based electric car manufacturer with headquarters in numark, energy storage and original equipment. Manufacturing are two of lucids other segments. In 2007, the company was established, lucid air dream edition, launch versions were delivered to the first set of 20 reservation holders who exited company offices as part of a lucid rally on saturday october 30th, 2021, lucid, ceo, peter rawlinson, was previously the vice president of engineering at Tesla, and vice president derek jenkins, was previously the head of design at mazda, north america operations, singh capital, mitsui, venrock, jafco and others have invested in the firm. In october 2016, the business changed its name to lucid motors and declared its intention to produce an all electric high performance premium automobile, while tesla is most well known.
Electric vehicle manufacturer, lucid motors, is better known and recognized for supplying batteries to formula e race vehicles with its all new 2020 2 air sedan. The upstart business wants to take on premium vehicles as well lucid motor manufacturers and sells the lucid air electric automobiles. It was unveiled in december 2016 and is intended to compete with established electric vehicle manufacturers, including the tesla model s, the karma rivero and porsche tecan, as well as luxury automobile brands, such as mercedes, benz, bmw and audi. Although the tesla model s started it all, it was never going to be the only all electric luxury sedan available since customer deliveries began in the first half of 2021, the 2021 lucid air, an ev sedan with up to 828 kilowatt, has become teslas biggest rival. Pricing for each trim level has already been revealed by lucid motors, and the air is certain to steal some model s. Consumers. The air, on the other hand, has one thing in common with the model s, it does not use conventional manufacturers, outsourced, construction and drivetrain components. Lucid motors has already established dealerships in beverly hills in california with more on the way. This is significant because the lucid air is not designed to be a limited edition model, rather its a car that anybody can purchase at any time. The lucid air 2022 seeks to be much more than a rip off of tesla. It is, however, capable of performing and outperforming not only the model s but also the porsche take can and upcoming audi e tron gt.
Only time will tell if it really can, and if this is true design and engineering. The lucid air may appear to be a concept car at first glance, but its already available for purchase with a drag coefficient of 0.21, its the worlds most aerodynamic automobile beating out. The model s and take can, by 0.03 and 0.04 respectively the four door. Coupe style – is really appealing and it makes the model s appear. A little antiquated. The standard 19 inch and optional 20 inch aero light wheels are very appealing. The 21 inch wheels on the dream edition are one of a kind. The air has a novel lighting system with thousands of light channels and are said to be the brightest most modern and accurate on the market. The lucid electric advanced platform leap underpins the car and will serve as a foundation for all future models, including an suv. The airs final design did not rely on any traditional styling cues from other brands, with the sole goal of providing a beautiful vehicle that would stand out against everything else on the road according to lucids designers, interior. Without a doubt, the air, in a luxury vehicle with a gorgeous cabin that was rich, looking materials and cutting edge technology. The sedan, spacious passenger capacity, which is accentuated by a white back seat, is something lucid, is particularly proud of, while the normal seats in the rear are reported to be suitable for up to three adults, an executive rear seating option is available that has extensive reclining functions For optimum comfort, the cabin of the air will have a mostly glass canopy, which will make it seem even more airy and improve outward visibility behind the retractable, lower touchscreen and within the huge center console bin, which includes a pair of cup holders as well as places To store a smartphone, the sedans front center console appears to give ample storage space its front trunk or frunk will have a capacity of 10 cubic feet.
The most of any electric car with the airs interior design and layout, lucid, went above and beyond maximum internal room is achieved by making the drivetrain components as compact and powerful as feasible. The sedan is equipped with the worlds biggest trunk overall, the airs dashboard is well designed a 34 inch curved 5k display that floats over the dashboard is the showpiece. A retractable panel behind the air vents has features such as seat adjustments, illumination and opening and closing the doors. The majority of the controls are digital, although there are a few physical buttons, such as the steering wheel, controls, volume, roller and toggle switchers for changing climatic settings. The systems voice recognition software according to lucid, will respond to normal speech patterns. An artificial assistant is also included in the ui, which learns the users favorite music and climatic settings. A series of toggles for temperature and fan speed, as well as a roller to alter the level of the audio system are located on the steering wheel. In addition to basic physical controls, another highlight is: driver, assist technology. The dream drive sensor suite, which includes 32 sensors and compassing vision, radar and ultrasonics is included on the dream edition and optional elsewhere. Its also the first ev in the world to use high resolution lid ar that works in tandem with driver monitoring system and hd mapping. The air according to lucid, is the safest path to level 2 and 3 driver assistance systems because of these coupled technologies performance.
The entry level air is powered by a single electric motor that powers the rear wheels and generates about 360 kw, making the most affordable model using two electric motors to offer all wheel, drive and range of varying horsepower ratings. The remaining models in the portfolio are available. The touring models creates kw Music, the grand touring model produces 596 kw, the dream edition range model generates 695 kw and the top of the line dream edition performance model generates an incredible 828 kilowatts of electricity. The fastest air, according to lucid, can finish a quarter mile in 9.9 seconds at 144 miles per hour, which is extremely fast even for high performance. Automobiles of this caliber, its reported that its insanely swift and remarkably nimble for a vehicle of such large proportions. The air, like other evs, has varying power outputs, depending on trim due to its dual motor. All wheel drive configuration the top of the line. Limited dream edition boasts the most power. Lucid promises, a 2.5 second zero to 60 mile per hour pace. The grand touring accelerates to 60 miles per hour in under 3 seconds, while the touring takes 6.2 seconds, despite the fact that it was sitting on traditional steel coil springs rather than air springs. The car is designed to feel peaceful and smooth while driving in a smooth drive mode, which is suitably tidal. Aside from that, it has a natural feel of the brake pedal which acts independently of the regenerator braking technology, which was found to be very pleasant to use battery life according to the environmental protection agency or epa.
The air boasts the greatest range of any electric car. Now on the market, the dream edition range model should be able to travel for around 520 miles on a single charge, while the dream edition performance model should be able to travel for approximately 471 miles. The base models projected driving range is 406 miles, which is the same as that of the touring variant. The air is equipped with a battery pack with a capacity of 112.0 kwh and dc fast charging capabilities. It is claimed that, when plugged into the ladder, the vehicle can recuperate 300 miles of range in 20 minutes a significant improvement over its previous performance. As an added bonus, new owners will be entitled to three years of free, fast charging at participating, electrify america charging stations. There is no limit to the number of times an automobile can be charged by its owner as long as the vehicle is utilized solely for personal and not commercial purposes, price model and range for the lucid air which is qualified for the 7500 federal tax credit. The base pure trim will start at 69 900 with the base pure trim being the most affordable. The touring, which wont be available until late 2021, is the next step up the ladder and starts from 95 000 for the starting price of one hundred and thirty. Nine thousand dollars the grand touring reached the road in mid 2021 and the limited dream edition, which cost 169 000 and arrived in customers driveways in spring debuted.
In mid 2021, the last two include premium 21 inch wheels, napa grain leather seats and eucalyptus wood trim. Among other distinctive characteristics, prices stated above are before the tax credit is removed from the total amount. Reservations are currently being accepted with a one thousand dollar non refundable deposit required, tesla model s and porsche daycan are the only vehicles that compete at this time, while the audi e tron gt and mercedes benz e class will also be available in 2021, as new editions. Jaguar is said to be developing an all electric version of its next generation xj sedan, but the cars future is in doubt. In any event, the 2021 lucid air will provide a tough new competitor to both incumbent category players and potential competitors. This wraps up my review of the lucid air. Let me know what you think of it. Thank you for sticking it out through the very end of my video. Nothing helps out my channel more than yall watching the entire video. These videos take a long time to make and they are a labor of love.