Peter Rawlinson, the former chief engineer behind Tesla Model S claims Lucid Air will be significantly better than the Model S. Rawlinson is currently the CEO and CTO of Lucid Air, so it’s obvious he’ll praise his current work. However, he explained the reason behind his claims.
As reported by an Instagram handle @electriccarnews, Rawlinson said that the engineers at Tesla were restricted by the designer Franz Von Holzhausen. He also claimed that the designer had originally conceived the Model S as a 3-box hatchback and forced everyone to work accordingly.
In contrast, Rawlinson justified his statement by mentioning that the Lucid Air is designed to be a proper sedan from the initial stage. Moreover, the working team members do not have any restrictions, as Rawlinson mentioned in the case of Model S.
Furthermore, it will be interesting to see how Elon Musk responds to the remarks made by Rawlinson on the working environment in Tesla.
How Lucid Air Will Fair Against Tesla Model S
Although we have done a detailed analysis of the car, here’s a brief overview of this Tesla Model S killer. Looking at the profile of Lucid Air, any ordinary man can understand the potential of this electric car.
With the Air Prototype certified with an EPA range of 400 miles on a single charge, the car has already left behind the Model S in the race for the electric range.
Furthermore, the top-end variant of Lucid Air can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds and has an impressive top speed of 200 mph.
If we talk about the price, then the base model is expected to launch for around $60,000. In addition, there will be three variants based on the battery packs viz: a 75 kWh, 100 kWh, and a top model with a 130 kWh battery pack.
On the contrary, Tesla Model S Performance can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.3 seconds with a top speed of 163 mph. However, the electric range for the Performance model is 348 miles.
On the other hand, you have to compromise with performance if you go for the long-range variant of Model S with 391 miles of electric range. The long-range variant can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.
Apart from that, Lucid’s Phoenix Arizona factory is in the final stages of construction. The company’s collaboration with Volkswagen will make it eligible to use Electrify America’s extensive charging network. The deal will work as an advantage in the EV market for Lucid.
So far, so good, is the kind of case with Lucid Air right now. All EV enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the on-road review of this electric car. Let’s see if the manages to outperform Tesla in the real world