Lucid will compete with Tesla for the title of the fastest electric carSeptember 25, 2020
The company continues to improve the Air sedan and is preparing its three-engine version
Unveiled in early September, the Lucid Air Dream Edition held its own as the fastest electric sedan in the world for only a couple of weeks. At Battery Day, Elon Musk announced the Tesla Model S Plaid electric car, which surpassed the Air in terms of dynamic performance.
Lucid has now posted a tweet with a video testing an even more powerful version of the Air. And it is argued that this car is already capable of driving a quarter mile (402 meters) from a standstill in 9.245 seconds.
The company previously showed a video showing the Air Dream Edition travels a quarter mile in 9.9 seconds. At the same time, that sedan had two electric motors, and in the new video on the rear bumper you can see the Tri Motor inscription, which directly indicates the presence of one front and two rear electric motors.
While the most powerful Tesla Model S with two electric motors travels a quarter mile in 10.4 seconds. According to Musk, the Plaid version will have three motors and will be able to cover the same distance in less than 9 seconds. However, unlike Lucid, Tesla did not post any Plaid speed proof videos.
Anyway, there is one advantage about Lucid Air. The Dream Edition will be out in the second quarter of next year, with the Model S Plaid towards the end. So for just a few months, Air will officially be the fastest electric sedan in the world.
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