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Lucid unveiled its new electric sedan, the Air

Lucid unveiled its new electric sedan, the Air
Bilal Firfiray Bilal Firfiray Friday 16 December 2016, 17:38 PM

Formerly known as Atieva, the electric car start-up Lucid Motors unveiled its first electric car and is calling it the Air. Lucid Air was teased under camouflaged over the past two year, but now we have a complete look at the Tesla rival.

Lucid Motors claims they have worked long enough to develop the densest and the biggest battery pack seen on an EV. The 110kWh battery comes as standard, but there is an optional 130 kWh battery pack powering two onboard motors. The motors have a combined output of 1000hp providing a range of about 400miles (643kilometre) as the car accelerate from 0-100kmph in supercar-rivaling 2.5seconds.

The carmaker says they have pushed everything to the extreme and placed the battery below the floor to provide more space inside the cabin. Therefore, owing to the cleverly packed compact battery, the Air boasts a space of large luxury sedan inside the car of a midsize sedan. The futuristic interior gets a 55 degree-reclining seats, surreal dashboard, voice control function, panoramic sunroof, 29-speaker sound system and unbelievably spacious cabin which will make it to the production model.

The headlights are one of the futuristic elements that incorporate energy efficient microlens which can self-adjust according to the requirement. The Lucid Air will also come equipped with autonomous driving technology. The Air will come equipped with long and short range radars, LiDar, a plethora of cameras and numerous sensors for the autonomous credentials. 

Lucid Motors will sell the first 250 cars called the ‘launch edition’ laden with all of their technology, priced at $160,000 (approx. Rs 1.09 Cr). After which an affordable version will follow with an expected price of $65,000 (approx. Rs 45 lakh). The manufacturer has started taking bookings for both the variants, as the car will go into production at their Arizona facility late next year. Expect to see the car on the roads by 2018.


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