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Lucid Air

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,396 ✭✭✭ 10-10-20


    2.3 tonnes of a machine, mostly batteries, 141Wh/km. hmmm.

    You gotta wonder when the balance will be achieved in terms of range vs weight as it's such a massive factor in terms of the vehicle efficiency (and road-surface wear). Maybe we'll see taxation based on kerb-weight in time.



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,465 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    Lucid plans to enter European markets this year

    Lucid plans to enter European markets this year (rte.ie)



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,869 ✭✭✭ rocky


    800km range at 70mph, 145wh/km




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 59,747 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    That's incredible. Not even the most efficient Tesla Model 3 or Hyundai Ioniq 28kWh would be able to match that. I guess the best in the world 0.2 Cd is responsible here and the huge weight of the car makes not much difference if you can drive at a reasonably constant speed at quiet motorways.

    Not that efficiency is important in EVs with big batteries. It really doesn't matter...

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,465 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    118kWh battery make quite the difference as well as they force warm up the battery prior to test (in Arizona).

    But, all that aside, savage range, has anyone done similar test on the Plaid which is nearest competitor.

    This is why RSymons's tests are so good, multiple cars on same day so all road conditions the same



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  • Registered Users Posts: 566 ✭✭✭ Busman Paddy Lasty


    Unless somebody remakes the Schlörwagen that ought to be relatively unbeatable. A fully autonomous hyper efficient model could be a good taxi. If autonomous taxis are ever permitted.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,518 ✭✭✭ Old diesel




  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,465 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    That's loopy, sure the old Model S long range was 350miles+, don't think the 21" did that test any favours



  • Registered Users Posts: 18,627 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    Phenomenal range. That's Ioniq28 levels of efficiency with over 4X the capacity.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 59,747 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Came across this review this evening. And now I want one.


    Love the plates on the Lucid Air Dream Edition 😁

    Production values of that video are insane. Think all the money behind Top Gear / The Grand Tour and then some. Amazing stuff.

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



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  • Registered Users Posts: 536 ✭✭✭ RainInSummer


    Ever likely to be sold here?



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,779 ✭✭✭✭ ted1




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