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https://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/without-telsa-like-protective-features-the-lucid-air-just-managed-to-hit-235-mph-ar180645.html
Without Telsa-Like Protective Features, The Lucid Air Just Managed To Hit
235 MPH
April 3, 2018  Kirby Garlitos

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https://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201804/without-telsa-like-p-3_1600x0w.jpg
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That’s the same top speed as the Zenvo ST1

Lucid Motors doesn’t get as many headlines as Tesla or a lot of other
electric car manufacturers that are trying to break into the segment. But,
when it does, it’s usually for similar financial reasons. This time, though,
Lucid Motors is in the news because of what its all-electric sedan, the
Lucid Air, managed to accomplish. The company’s first foray into the
electric car market managed to hit a top speed of 235 mph. Sure, it did it
without a speed limiter, but any car that can push 235 mph is impressive,
regardless of whether it’s an EV or not.
Testing Without Limits: Lucid Air Hits 235 mph
by Lucid Motors

    We already knew what it was capable of when it reached a top speed of
217 mph during software controlled tests

The real-world issues a lot of start-up electric car brands face often
overshadows the products they’re offering. That’s why, in a perfect world,
we’d love to see all these machines hit the road. The Lucid Air isn’t an
exception to that. We already knew what it was capable of when it reached a
top speed of 217 mph during software controlled tests. But, to see it hit
235 mph without any limiters in place is flat-out impressive.

Granted, it’s unlikely that we’ll ever see a fully unleashed Lucid Air come
to life. Limiters are put in place for the specific reason of preventing
damage to the car’s powertrain and overheating the battery packs. A lot of
EV manufacturers, Tesla most notably, have this kind of software on their
cars specifically for that reason. That’s why the Model S P100D, the car
that sits at the top of Tesla’s food chain, only has a top speed of 155 mph.
Speed limiters are party-poopers, but they’re necessary party-poopers that
can help protect an EV from spreading itself too thin.

Without Telsa-Like Protective Features, the Lucid Air Just Managed to Hit
235 MPH - image 776166

    Speed limiters are party-poopers, but they’re necessary party-poopers
that can help protect an EV from spreading itself too thin

It’s also worth noting that if you watched the video of the Air splitting
the wind in its top speed run, you might have noticed how spartan the car’s
interior was. There’s a roll cage in it for safety reasons, but all the
plush amenities that Lucid plans to offer are all noticeably absent. Put
those in, and you’re looking at a much heavier car, one that will no doubt
post a slower top speed than 235 mph.

Still, what Lucid Motors managed to achieve with a stripped down and free
Lucid Air is indicative of the electric car’s potential. Let’s just hope
that Lucid Motors can climb out of its own financial struggles — it’s
reportedly working on a $700 million round of funding — to finally breathe
some life into the Lucid Air. If the all-electric sedan is as good as it’s
been hyped up to be, the least the brand can do is let us see it in action
on the road.
[© topspeed.com]


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