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Lucid Air electric car video shows luxury sedan on the road

That second video shows the somewhat less glamorous behind-the-scenes work that goes into providing the flashy videos and ads that automakers and their marketers put out.

The production Lucid Air will come standard with a 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack, using lithium-ion cells from Samsung SDI.

Lucid claims this version will have a 300-mile range, and says a 130-kwh version with 400 miles of range will launch after the 100-kwh model.

ALSO SEE: Lucid electric ‘executive sedan’: 100-kwh battery, 1,000-hp motor (Dec 2016)

Regarding performance, Lucid claims the Air will boast 1,000 horsepower, and will do 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.

Production versions of the Air will be available in four- or five-seat configurations, with either individual rear bucket seats or a bench.

Up front, the dashboard largely does away with analog gauges and controls, instead using a layout with three screens around the steering wheel, and a fourth, 12.4-inch screen on the center stack.

Lucid Air

Lucid Air

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The Air also features an array of cameras and radar and lidar units that Lucid claims will provide the foundation for future autonomous-driving capabilities.

While Lucid paraded the Air around the San Francisco Bay Area in this video, the car will actually be built in a neighboring state.

MORE: Lucid (nee Atieva) to build luxury electric cars in Arizona factory (Nov 2016)

Lucid chose a factory site in Casa Grande, Arizona, late last year, although it is unclear if construction work on the factory has started since then.

The startup automaker hopes to begin production in 2018, but will not discuss sales targets or pricing at this time.


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