Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Lucid Taunts Tesla Again with More 'Estimates' for Range and HP - Autoweek

Last updated Wednesday, August 25, 2021 09:15 ET , Source: NewsService

  • The Dream Edition Performance packs 1,111 hp—91 more than the Model S Plaid.
  • The Dream Edition Range can go 517 miles, Lucid says.

What’s a few horsepower between friends? Or frenemies?

Lucid, the potential electric car maker shaping up to be a rival to Tesla, has fired another scud in the ongoing battle of impressive claims and counterclaims.

Remember that Lucid hasn’t actually delivered any cars yet. Deliveries will come “in the second half of 2021,” the company assures us on its website. A cynic might look at the calendar and point out that we are already in “the second half of 2021,” and that Tesla delivered just under half a million cars last year. So in terms of real cars on the road, Tesla still leads, but that may be because Tesla had a head start. Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO of Lucid, was formerly the VP of vehicle engineering at Tesla and chief engineer of the Model S, the very car against which the Lucid Air competes. Rawlinson left Tesla, joined Lucid and is now running that company and driving development of the Lucid Air sedan, which is the car we are talking about here.

The first two models of the Lucid Air—assuming it does come out this year—will be the Dream Edition Performance and the Dream Edition Range.

The dual-motor, all-wheel-drive Lucid Air Performance packs a claimed 1,111 hp, 91 hp more than the Tesla Model S Plaid. It is claimed to go 475 miles on a charge, 70 miles more than the Tesla Model S Long Range. Torque is “1,000-plus Nm”...

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