Even with all the dizzying change in the world of automotive manufacturing, the New York International Auto Show is still one of the world’s great venues for examining the latest that the global industry has to offer. The show is an institution in the Big Apple; this year’s edition takes place at the Javits Center on the lower west side of Manhattan from April 10th through 19th. The lineup of cars enjoying rollouts is still being assembled, but we know for certain that a new entry in the business, Lucid, will introduce its Air sedan to public in New York.
What, pray tell, is Lucid? It’s the new company and new car that aims to give Tesla, among others, some competition in this rapidly evolving marketplace. Lucid is a startup based in Newark, California, the heart of Silicon Valley, and the Air is the full-size, all-electric sedan – a body style that some people have buried amid the SUV and crossover craze – that the firm will introduce to the public at the NYIAS. Lucid is asserting that its proprietary EV technology will give the Air sedan a range of 400 miles between charges, a 0-60 time of 2.5 seconds, and a top speed of 200 MPH. All we can say is, we’ve got to see (and hopefully, experience) this one. No pric ing has been announced as yet but if you’re interested, you can stop by the company’s website and reserve a Lucid Air of your own.