Lucid Motors has unveiled the Lucid Air, an electric luxury sedan aimed as a competitor to Tesla.
The electric vehicle market is heating up and taking off with virtually every manufacturer planning on releasing electric vehicles. While Tesla has a dominating lead, there are a number startups poised to challenge the company in the all-electric market.
Lucid Motors is one of those companies. Its CEO and CTO is Peter Rawlinson. Rawlinson formerly served as Tesla’s VP of Engineering, giving him a wealth of experience in the industry.
It’s clear that Lucid’s goal is to provide a better version of what Tesla is offering. It’s high-end models have some 1,080 horsepower, are the first electric sedans to achieve quarter-mile times of under 10 seconds and will have a range of 517 miles.
In addition, the company’s DC Fast Charging Network will allow owners to charge at the rate of 20 miles per minute.
“Lucid Motors is driven to make the electric car better, and by doing so, help move the entire industry forward towards accelerated adoption of sustainable mobility. The goal of this relentless approach to developing the world’s most advanced electric vehicle is to benefit all mankind with sustainable, zero emission transportation, and to also attract new customers to the world of EVs,” said Rawlinson. “With the Lucid Air, we have created a halo car for the entire industry, one which shows the advancements that are possible by pushing the boundaries of EV technology and performance to new levels.”
Deliveries of the Lucid Air will begin in the spring of 2021.