2021 Lucid Air obliterates Tesla’s Model S range record

Lucid Motors

The electric sedan, due to be officially launched in September, can reportedly travel 17 per cent further between charges than the longest-range Tesla.

The soon-to-be-launched Lucid Air electric sedan has a record-toppling driving range of 832km, according to third-party testing by the EPA in the United States.

For comparison, the Tesla Model S Long Range is said to be able to travel 713km on a single charge.

The new car draws voltage from a 113kWh battery pack fixed to a skateboard platform.

Lucid Motors claims its sedan is said to accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 2.5 seconds and have a top speed of more than 320kmh.

If accurate, this would also make the Lucid Air substantially quicker than its Tesla competition – the Model S Long Range is said to accelerate from zero to 100kmh in a still-quick 3.5 seconds.

Few other details about the Air have been confirmed by its California-based manufacturer.

The car is set to be officially unveiled for the US market on September 9, 2020.

CarAdvice has contacted representatives for Lucid regarding the prospect of an Australian Air launch in the future. This story will be update with their response.

Earlier this month spy photos leaked of a Lucid SUV, which is expected to come onto the market in 2023.

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