The Lucid Motors Air is set for production in 2017 and is expected to shake up the luxury car market. The Air is a luxury electric sedan that will initially be priced around the $100,000 mark. It will rival luxury car models such as the Tesla Model S, Mercedes Benz S-Class and the BMW 7-Series.
So what’s so special about the Lucid Air? For a start it comes with a 130 kwh battery (Tesla uses a 100 kWh battery) that gives it a range of around 400 miles. Lucid have come up with a new kind of battery cell that will recharge quickly without degrading its capacity over time.
The electric motor in the Lucid Air delivers 600 horsepower and is powerful enough to accelerate the Air from 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds.
The Air is a powerful, long distance electric luxury sedan but it comes at a price. The base model will sell at around $85,000 with prices up to $100,000 for optional extras. Lucid Motors have stated that in the future they will produce a cheaper version of the air at around $65,000.
Lucid Motors are producing the Air in a factory in Arizona. They expect to sell around 8,000 to 10,000 cars in the first year of production. Stay tuned for more news on the Lucid Air.
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