It might sound a little far-fetched but within the next few years, there will be incredible advancements in car technology. Tesla, for now, is on top of the hill of electric vehicles. Design and performance simply cannot be matched in its price range. However, that doesn’t mean there are manufacturers out there that won’t give Tesla a run for their money. Lucid Motors’ chief technology officer, Peter Rawlinson, has put their alpha prototype car on display - the Lucid Air.
The car was unveiled a couple of months ago, but as industry standards, it has gradually made its way to established reviewers of both vehicles and tech. Self-driven cars are the bane of traditionalists (like me) but models like the Lucid Air give us a peek into what the future holds; the Air is basically the future of luxury. Rawlinson was as bold as to say that the Air could be in direct competition to the likes of the Audi A6, BMW 6 series and Mercedes-Benz CLS class. And as you can see from the images, you shouldn’t be surprised by the statements.
While it isn’t as sexy as a Ferrari or Lamborghini, it has its attractive characteristics, especially the attributes seen in the interior. But the luxury isn’t only found in its aesthetics, it’s also what drives this machine. The first production model is said to be a 400-horsepower, rear-wheel drive sedan that will cost around $60,000, which will have 240 miles of electric-powered range. The company will eventually venture into 315 to 400-mile range models.
The company, of course, is based in California. No surprise there. The state is home to Silicon Valley so there should be no shock that there is a high concentration of tech, and now motor vehicle, competition to find their way into people’s homes. More and more startup companies are sure to impress as the new Lucid models cruise out of the assembly line in 2019. Tesla, watch your back.