Not so long ago this year Peter Rawlinson, Lucid’s CTO commented that the Air hit 160 mph while testing. He anticipated to raise that to 200 mph soon. This was accomplished in April, when they hit 217 mph. This mark was soon crossed when the speed limiting software of the car was disabled. Earlier this month, on a summer drive the Air reached a new milestone of 235 mph.
Tesla Model S P100D is considered quicker than most EV’s in the market reaching 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds. It’s speed limiting software limits that to 155 mph hence we can’t comment on which one is faster. There is a similar limit set on top models manufactured by luxury car makers owing to the gentleman’s agreement” between Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and BMW. This was implemented with a view to reduce the fatalities on the roads.
The prototype that Lucid’s engineering team made consists of a 1000-horsepower engine. However, the initial production model will have a 400 horsepower engine. It is expected to have an electric powered range of 240 miles with the cost around $60,000. The company would also like to trade models which go up to 315 miles and 400 miles on electric power.