Lucid Motors has released a video and images highlighting the Lucid Air’s final winter testing program before production starts on its luxury EV. Two Lucid Air prototypes — Beta 4 and Beta 5 — were taken to the frozen northern reaches of Minnesota for testing in temperatures that dropped as low as -27 F/-33 C.
The extreme environment is necessary for testing features like antilock braking, traction control, and stability control.
In a blog, Lucid Motors states: “The goal is a Lucid Air that remains composed throughout. We’re engineering for precise balance, control, and handling in any situation — a chassis system that analyzes surface conditions, makes hundreds of split-second adjustments, and sends torque exactly where it needs to be to optimize traction. So, you can drive confidently whether your destination is Lake Tahoe or Lake Geneva.”
The Lucid Air offers 400 miles of range and can accelerate from 0-6 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds.