LUCID Beats TESLA Ahead of the Battery Day | EV News

by birtanpublished on October 30, 2020

Everyone's excited about tesla's battery day but it may just have to be about catching up and taking its lead back from lucid motors i will show you the new quarter mile record set by lucid the reaction from their ceo peter rawlinson and ever wise commentary by inside ev's contributor tom malogne in more tesla news it was surprisingly snubbed by s p 500 from the inclusion in the index and you'll never guess the company that essentially took tesla's place elon musk hangs out with

The ceo of its rival of volkswagen group tesla is set to raise billions of dollars with yet another capital race but can't outsell the new kid on the block pulsar 2 in a couple of european markets these and other electric car news coming up next welcome to e4 electric your number one source of electric car scoop if this is your first time here go ahead and click on that subscribe button and the bell notification icon

So you don't miss anything moving forward tesla's battery day is only in a couple of weeks but for the first time they are in a very weird position of having to catch up to another brand a very unlikely and the new industry player lucid motors which only a couple of years ago was considered everything but dead after revealing its lucid air electric sedan had the lowest drag coefficient on the market they've announced the longest electric car range of

517 epa miles followed that up by announcing the highest charging rate in the industry of 350 kilowatts lucid has now released a video of the air sedan setting a quarter mile record of any production sedan at just under 10 seconds all right i have to say that i'm not that surprised because i was there when that happened and obviously i couldn't tell you because they wanted to keep this as secret and yes granted the air is not going in production until the spring of

Next year it is also unknown if whatever tesla announces on its battery day will be in production by then either one thing i want to mention is the 9.9 quarter mile a second record that you saw in that video was achieved by what they are calling a dream edition of the car where they will have the performance version later next year which also raced on that same day and that my friends went even faster not only that but the ceo of lucid motors peter rollinson who was

Behind the wheel didn't even bother rolling the windows all the way up for that race from what i remember on that day and as you can see in the very last shot of their newly released video here's what he had to say right after setting that record when i caught up with him later that day all right peter uh we just spoke a few days ago by uh by by zoom i always like it in person and uh now

What did i just witness out there we did some test runs at sonoma circuit we're looking at standing quarters uh with our go to market car the standard lucid air that we're going to launch with and also performance version which is going to come later in 21. for more analysis as always we turn to inside tv's contributor tom malogne all right tom so now we've been hearing from lucid for a few weeks now and they've been unveiling every week something new

How they've outdone tesla in one category or another but what's the most exciting thing about them you know to you right now now that we know pretty much everything ahead of the september 9th launch well everybody loves speed right you know this quarter mile in under 10 seconds is really just freaking awesome and that's what gets people excited about cars even if you can't use that in your daily

Life but really that's not the most exciting thing to me about lucid but i just love that everything that they seem to be doing is going to be like an industry industry leader they've got the longest range when the vehicle and and let me qualify this by saying when the vehicle comes to market it's still a concept it's still a prototype they haven't done anything yet but it looks like they're going to deliver on this has the longest range over 500

Miles it has the largest interior space of any vehicle in its class it's has the fastest charging it can recharge faster than than any other ev it's going to be the most efficient electric vehicle it got that 500 plus miles don't forget with a battery that's only a little bit bigger than the model s battery it's only 113 kilowatt hours compared to the model s is 100 kilowatt hour so you know everything that they're

Doing is amazing but to me i'm like an efficiency hawk i love that they're making the car so efficient i think that's the way the industry needs to go and it's just amazing that they're able to make such a high performance car so efficient now you've mentioned that obviously it's a prototype where about six to nine months from production at least that's what what they're claiming uh but you know it's it's it's still a long road for them to production

Do you see them delivering on this uh in this time frame and what are the challenges that you see for a startup like lucid well you know i feel a lot better if i already had a factory tour of their casa grande factory so if any of the lucid representatives are out there listening uh let's get the media tours going even if they're in small groups wearing masks we want to see what's going on at your factory but um you know no you know yeah alex they still have a long way to go

Everything they're doing looks fantastic and you know they have great personnel led by rawlinson gives a lot of confidence that this this guy's done it before he's the father of the model s elon basically said here's the keys to the company build me the best car in the world and rollinson did it that's his baby so i have confidence that he can do it again but they still have a long way to go you know making a concept and then building a factory and actually going to serious production are two different things

We saw how tesla struggled initially with with production they're still struggling to some degree with building good cars fast fast enough to satisfy demand so you know they've got a long way to go you know it seems like they have enough money but you run out of money really quickly uh building cars so there could be financial issues down the road there could be manufacturing issues we don't know yet but what we do know is it seems like the first vehicle they're putting out the air

Is a revolutionary type vehicle now we obviously will hear from tesla in a few weeks with their battery day which obviously we're expecting a lot of announcements especially the battery which means obviously longer range um but let me ask you this uh i mean with these type of numbers right over 500 mile of range you know 350 kilowatt charging you know at some point does this become a moot point at some point do consumers go like all right listen guys you can have your race to whatever rates and

Numbers all you want but we only need this much right uh or we can only charge our cars at these fast charging stations at no more than 350 kilowatts do you think we're at the point where you know some of the consumers are just going to stop paying attention just saying hey listen my car's got over 200 miles of range i'm good everything else is really unnecessary you know maybe some of the seasoned ev veterans might have that

Opinion but general public just isn't there yet alex they want to see that big number for range even if they don't need it you know asking people to transition to an electric car is asking them to change how they act change how what they do their their lifestyle as far as refueling their vehicle and they're not sure that they're going to be able to do that you know as well and as easily as they do with gas

So for new ev buyers i think that range number is really important if it can start off with a four or even a five like with lucid i think that's gonna carry a lot of weight but as we've discussed in the future when eevee infrastruct charging infrastructure has proliferated when it's all over the place when you know there's dc fast chargers as many as gas stations on every corner uh you know we're going to get to a point

Like that at some point in the next five to eight years then those these these super long ranges are not going to be needed anymore i think at some point down the road we're going to settle in at like a 200 to 250 mile ev with a robust infrastructure and that's going to be plenty of range but for today these long-range evs are absolutely necessary you want to give me a quick guess on what tesla going to announce the battery day how

Many mile uh range they're gonna they're gonna have with their new battery tech you know i i don't wanna i don't wanna sound dumb because i'll whatever i guess will be wrong but you know i'm sure it's going to get the market you know excited the tesla faithful are going to be out there um you know the million-mile battery we might talk about we're going to talk about energy density of 300 you know watt hours per kilogram all that stuff but i can tell you this

On the heels of this lucid news tesla has you know they they have some catching up to do which we've never had to say that before about tesla you know the the lucid air now with a slightly larger battery pack goes much further so even if tesla made a 15 or 20 percent you know improvement on their current battery they're only at where lucid is claiming to be at so it has to be something 30 percent better to in order to say leapfrog what we expect to be getting

From lucid don't forget to subscribe to tom's channel using the link in the description of this video and now let's move on to some other tesla news but before that a quick reminder that this video and this channel is sponsored by optiwatt a free service that will report how much actual energy your tesla is using save you some money by adjusting your charging times and tell you how much you're already saving by using electricity over gas

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Tell you about s p 500 snub and elon visiting the volkswagen ceo let's get to the most important tesla news of the week german company that converts cars to hearst limousines bins international has added tesla model s conversion to their inventory that's right you can now get to your resting place on autopilot but why tesla well if it runs into a stationary object on autopilot at least technically nobody gets hurt all

Right but seriously it does actually make sense because some european cities disallow or will soon disallow gas vehicles in some parts of town or will limit times of when you can drive a gas car in those areas they're calling it bins e but looking at their website i don't think they understand what e actually stands for e for elegance efficiency mission free ease nope nope nope nope man if only there was some sort of a fun or maybe musical way to to give them

The right answer last week tesla was snubbed from the inclusion into s p 500 index even though it's worth almost 10 times as much as the three companies that were included tesla has achieved all of the requirements to be added including the four consecutive profitable quarters it would probably hurt a little less if one of the companies that were included wasn't etsy yes the company that lets you sell your homemade items

Online including this dryer sheet parrot for 99 yes that's a real item on etsy and by the way you better hurry up because there's only one left though in all fairness etsy is the only place where you can buy and take delivery of the cyber truck tesla is also raising about five billion dollars in capital taking advantage of its incredibly high stock price even after a five to one split the stock went as high as over 500 dollars per share now i don't really get it because when they needed the

Money they were very hesitant to do this but now that they don't because they have over 8 billion dollars already in the bank they're doing it at any chance earlier this year in february they've already raised two billion dollars but we don't really know what they're going to be spending it on let me know in the comment section if you have any guesses but my vote goes into sponsoring electric car youtube channels elon musk was visiting germany for some of the tesla related projects like

The factory and the cure vac project that will be manufacturing rna printers to distribute the upcoming covet 19 vaccine not really sure why he's bothering with this because we all know that all of the new coronavirus cases were pretty much all but gone by the end of april but at the end of the day musk ended up hanging out with the volkswagen group ceo and my bff herbert dees hey elon how do you how do you make those uh panel gaps so so big well you see uh we saved a lot of time by

Not trying to cheat the government regulators all right i don't really know what they were actually talking about but these did show elon some of the volkswagen latest electric cars like id3 and id4 though i'd be very careful herbert because the last time elon saw one of the volkswagen group electric cars he made fun of it later i don't want to pick on e-tron but it's you know it's there's room for improvement so it's wrong if you speak french that's

That's that's quite funny resisting the temptation to pick on competitors i will not do that speaking of the id4 which is coming to the united states in just a few months to compete with tesla's model y volkswagen has unveiled the interior pictures of the car very similar to the id3 simple maybe too simple but all is forgiven because the seats will have a built-in massager option so if you are a little bit stressed out about investing your money into the volkswagen stock rather

Than the tesla stock well your car can massage that stress right out of you while you're driving your volkswagen id4 and by the way the id3 deliveries are finally underway in europe back to tesla and there are some concerning news for those who are looking to buy a used tesla off of their website it's the only place where you can get an extended warranty on the used car but now tesla has gone back to not letting you see the actual pictures of the car you want to buy all you can see

Is the stock picture and not only until you put down a non-refundable deposit you can see the pictures of the car you're just about to buy so it's kind of like an arranged marriage you don't get to see the bride until the moment when you know that you're gonna lose some money if something goes wrong if you watch my channel regularly you probably remember that a couple of weeks ago i got to spend a day with the pulstar 2 and even though i thought it was a very solid car with a great range and power its best

Feature the android operating system with an app store was in its very early stages i did not think it could compete with the model 3 at that point but obviously people in norway and sweden disagree with me poll star 2 outsold tesla model 3 in august in both of those countries by over 50 in sales numbers as i've noted before tesla hasn't done as well in europe as it has in the united states it's been outsold by audi in the electric suv category

And by renault in all european electric car sales pulsar 2 has gone on sale in the united states this month i invite you to join my patreon community where i live stream once a week with all of the behind the scenes stories and upcoming channel news and you would also be supporting my nasty habit of eating and paying rent you can use the link in the description of this video to join i'm looking forward to all of your comments other than that see you guys next time and remember

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