Mechanically, a battery of 100 or 130 kilowatts / hour is integrated as an option. The latter allows to release no less than 1,000 horses. The 0-100km / h will then be the case of 2.5 seconds, a rocket. Considering the size of the batteries, the autonomy will be all the more impressive, beating Tesla by the very fact. One receives between the refills a freedom of 644 kilometers, that is to say almost 140 more than the most efficient of the Tesla.
Like Tesla and its signature launch versions, Lucid has planned 255 first “Launch Edition” copies outfitted and billed $ 160,000 each. Less expensive than a Tesla Model S P100D costing a trifle of 148,100 euros in France, the Lucid Air offers more autonomy for equivalent performance. As a bonus, the young company financed by Chinese investor LeEco – also a shareholder of Faraday Future – plans to inject 700 million dollars into an assembly plant that is taking shape in the US state of Arizona.
The technical characteristics of the machine impress: the battery of 130 kWh feeds two electric motors manufactured in internal and developing together the trifle of … 1.000 hp. What to push this 4-seater limousine about 5 meters long from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.5 seconds. The autonomy announced by the manufacturer is 400 miles, or 640 km. Even the Tesla Model S P100D (700 hp and 613 km of autonomy according to the European cycle) can be dressed.
This same Jason Hughes, who is also well known for his “exploits” of software piracy of the Tesla (s) has, since this first analysis, accessed the Tesla battery management system, which he tested on several Vehicles including a brand new X 60D.