Lucid Motors: The Company That Might Beat Tesla

Apr 18, 2017 09:00 AM EDT | Paula

Lucid Motors is the new player on the electric vehicle front. The company just introduced its new electric vehicle Air that is coined by many as the Tesla killer.

Chief Technology Officer Peter Rawlinson explained that being inside the car feels like being in a private jet or first-class plane than a road vehicle. The company's electric vehicle might be more expensive than Tesla Model 3 but it had a greater technology and a more luxurious style than Tesla cars.

Lucid Motors' Air has a sculpted battery that allows a more spacious cabin. It also has a 1,000 horsepower all-wheel drive twin-motor and a battery that can last up to 400 miles.

The car also has reclining back seat and a front seat that can give its driver a massage when they want to. Some variations of the car will have a 400-horsepower rear-wheel drive single motor that has a battery that can last up to 240 miles.

Aside from that, all Air cars will have a level 4 and 5 autonomous driving capability. It also will have an advanced touchscreen panel, artificial intelligence voice assistant, and a facial recognition system.

While luxury cars have led the EV charge (pun intended), more options are gradually becoming available from many other automakers so that everyone can be a part of the electric vehicle solution. It could be remembered that Lucid Motors just released of the electric vehicle Air reaching a speed of 217 mph when it was tested for vehicle stability.

Just recently, Lucid Motors has released a video of the car reaching a speed of 217 mph in a vehicle stability test. It has the ability to go from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds that is slower than Tesla Model S. However, the 400 miles range of this car makes it better than the well-known electric vehicle.

Lucid Motors' Air will be produced in a factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. Consumers can expect the car to be available for shipping in 2019.

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