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Lucid Motors Air production car revealed - finally competition for Model S

Discussion in 'Model S' started by calisnow, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. kort677

    kort677 Banned

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    in other parts of the world there are many more EV options that are selling quite well. european countries will spur more ev sales via higher taxes on ICE vehicles. see renault for an example
    91,000 Electric Cars Sold In Europe In 1st Half Of 2016 (Charts)
     
  2. freeewilly

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    MS exterior looks better but Air's interior looks nicer
     
  3. Vitold

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    Lucid has Model X windshield but decided to obstruct it with a horizontal fake bar for some reason. This is probably one of the reasons why A pillars are so thick.

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    That horizontal bar is joined in the middle with another roof structure splitting perfectly large, seemless piece of glass into two smaller pieces.

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    I think they've taken the 'airplane feel' a bit too far. I love the motor/suspension and blower integration as well as split battery concept. Looking forward to see in on a road.
     
  4. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    I am guessing it is there to provide sun-visors...
     
  5. RobStark

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    So you want the coupe looks of Model S's low C pillar but also want the interior room offered by Air's high C pillar?
     
  6. Swampgator

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    The more I think about this Lucid Air the more I realize how far Tesla is ahead of everyone.
    They may indeed get this car out at the end of 2018, at which time they will be producing a 100 kwh car that has no fast charging infrastructure and costs about the same as the Tesla Model S. Oh, and probably an extremely limited sales and repair network.
    Big deal. Next
     
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    Until there are actually some on the road it's a lot of "Air".
     
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  8. Gizmotoy

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    It's possible to have a nicer interior without having a larger interior.
     
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  9. RobStark

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    It certainly is possible.

    But most comments on the internets are about "airy" feeling and the first class airliner seats.

    That is made possible by higher C pillar and eating into the trunk space.

    As well as the quality of interior materials on the prototype.
     
  10. Gizmotoy

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    Entirely true. I was just pointing out that it looked like you were mocking the post by suggesting it contained an implicit conflict and that wasn't necessarily the case. For example, I would appreciate a nicer, higher quality interior and would also like to retain the existing roof line.

    Both interpretations are possible.
     
  11. Chopr147

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    It's a great looking car and sounds like it will be a legit competitor. But when my lease is up in 2019 I will stick with Tesla. Why? 2 words: Super charger! (or is it one word ) :) I believe the SC network will keep Tesla ahead of the competition for a long time. Most EV's (non Tesla) now are a second car with an ICE as the long distant ride.
     
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  12. OLD BOATER

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    Is that Communist China?
     
  13. sublimaze1

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    Most certainly agree ... however, like a few of us left on this forum, I can remember plopping down a deposit on my Whitestar vaporware in March of 2009, when most (if not all) of my components were still minerals in the ground. Lucid is lacking one of the biggest reasons that I had no trouble pulling the trigger back then ... Elon.
     
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  14. Peteybabes

    Peteybabes redneck drivin' a tesla...

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    The same was said for tesla when they got started...all lucid has to do is create an adapter that works with a supercharger the way tesla has made adapters for all the other chargers. maybe charge the idle fee for lucid cars?
     
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    Clear the Air – The $52,500 Lucid Air

    The Base Lucid Air

    base price of $52,500, after the federal tax credit



    The car that we have been showing publicly represents a well-optioned Lucid Air, leading to confusion regarding the price range. Much of the speculation suggests that the starting price of the car will be over $100,000, which is not accurate. The Lucid Air will have a base price of $52,500, after the federal tax credit available to buyers of battery electric vehicles is subtracted. The base model car will be well appointed and enjoyable to drive. It will provide superior comfort, a better user interface, and better performance than comparably priced BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes.

    Features of the base Lucid Air include:

    • 240-mile range
    • 400 horsepower (rear-wheel drive)
    • All hardware necessary for autonomous driving
    • Huge interior space in an efficient package
    • Two trunks, one in the front and one in the rear, with a combined storage capacity of over 32 cubic feet (similar to the volume of a 4-person hot tub)
    • 12-way power front seats
    • LED multi-lens array headlights
    • Four screens, with interactive-touch surfaces on three
    • 5-seat configuration with a rear bench seat
    • 10 advanced airbags
    • Aluminum roof
    • 19-inch wheels
    • 10-speaker audio system
    • Over-the-air software updates
     
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  16. JohnSnowNW

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    They must not expect to sell many of the base models...because that does't seem at all profitable.
     
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    Or they don't expect to keep it around for long, a la the S 40 (just long enough to draw interest with a ~$50k price).
     
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  18. erthquake

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    I wish them luck. They seem to be the first viable competitor to Tesla if they can produce it. Electrek notes that they still haven't started building the factory in Arizona yet. Aren't there a ton of shuttered auto plants throughout the US they could buy? It would save time and money and give me a bit more confidence on their viability and threat to Tesla.
     
  19. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Although I have a very favorable impression of the Lucid only from having read about it here, on Electrek, and from hearing accounts of some at the reveal,

    I will say the "four screens" sounds like overkill for the passengers and a potential Achilles heel for Lucid.
     
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    So an S-70 then...
     

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