Lucid Motors is almost ready to give Tesla Motors a run for its money. The Newark, California-based electric vehicle maker (formerly, Atieva) has announced that it is taking reservations for its first EV, Lucid Air sports sedan.
The Lucid Air looks promising. It is everything Tesla is, but oozes with luxe. Also, can we say it is an open top sedan without actually having open top. Man, those glass canopy is impressive.
However, truth be told, specs are sorely lacking. Considering the promise of 2021 delivery in select countries, the lack of specs is questionable. Plus, the fact that it is made in Arizona and it will be first be offered in select European countries is absolutely perplexing.
So, what do we know about this lucid ride? Well, it is beautiful. I am sold when I first laid eyes on it. Beyond that, we know bits and pieces. Bits and pieces like sweeping glass canopy, up to three adults rear seating with optional executive rear seating, an in-house developed electric drivetrain, 400 miles of range, 0-60 in under 2.5 seconds, over 200 mph top speed, air springs and advanced damper technology, app-connected, and it supports voice commands.
Oh, autonomous is also in the pipeline. With over-the-air upgrades, Lucid Air will be able to transit “through progressive levels of autonomy.” Lucid Motors said, in future, the car will be able to pick up your groceries, your kids, and more, while you sit back and relax.
No words on the eventual pricing, but for now, residents in select countries will be able to reserve one for a $1,000 fully refundable deposit.
Images: Lucid Motors.