Thursday, November 26, 2020
News Lucid Air Will Be Available With 1,080 Horsepower Dual-Motor Layout

Lucid Air Will Be Available With 1,080 Horsepower Dual-Motor Layout

Anticipated Lucid Air electric luxury sedan to deliver exceptional range and performance


  • EPA range estimated at 517 miles, or 832 kilometers.

  • Recently announced largest battery capacity set at 113 kWh.

  • Air will cover the ¼ mile in 9.9 seconds, after hitting 60 mph in under 2.5 seconds.


Lucid Motor’s own proprietary electric drivetrain is, at the very least, extremely impressive on paper. Each lightweight electric motor generates 650 horsepower and in a dual-motor setup, produces a combined output of 1,080 horsepower.

Lucid Air Electric Motor | Photo: Lucid

The official introduction of the Lucid Air luxury sedan is only a week away but the EV start-up company has already shared quite a fair amount of details on this upcoming EV. When it does hit the road, it will deliver some of the biggest numbers of any EV on the market.

“Our watchword has been ‘focus’ since day one at Lucid – a focus on sound engineering principles, a focus on creating efficiencies, and a focus on maximizing power to create a world-class EV,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Motors. “When the Lucid Air comes to market next spring, the world will see that we have developed the best electric vehicle technology possible by a wide margin and effectively created a new benchmark for EVs. The result is nothing short of a technological tour de force in every facet upon which a luxury performance car is measured.”

Other than the extremely powerful and power-dense electric motors, their size is also noteworthy as, as Lucid puts it, they would fit inside a standard airline carry-on roller bag. Their size has enabled Lucid to create their “space concept” which is based on a new design layout for maximum space and comfort.

Lucid Air | Photo: Lucid Motors

Comfort is also related to the fact that the Air will the fasted charging EV ever offered thanks to its ultra-high 900V+ electrical architecture, custom lithium-ion battery cells, highly sophisticated battery, and thermal management system. When connected to a DC Fast Charging network such as Electrify America (Lucid’s charging partner), the Air can charge at a rate of up to 20 miles per minute, or up to 300 miles in 20 minutes.

While the Lucid Air will officially be revealed on September 9th, where we’ll get to see the car’s final design and interior layout, we don’t think it will mark the end of the influx of information from Lucid. In their own press release, they state, when referring to the electric motors, that their “compactness allows for one, two, or even three units to be used to power a Lucid Air.” We’re willing to wager that a 1,500+ horsepower Lucid Air isn’t that far off.

Lucid Air Platform | Photo: Lucid

Production of the Lucid Air will take place at their new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. Deliveries are expected to begin in early 2021.

Lucid Air Battery Pack | Photo: Lucid

Lucid Air | Photo: Lucid Motors

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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