A Lucid Air has been spotted on Tesla's test track in Fremont
Reverse engineering has been a fairly common practice in the tech industry for many years, which means that company's often test, benchmark and thoroughly examine the products of their closest competitors in the first place. This also applies to the auto industry, which is why the leading EV manufacturer Tesla has now reportedly tested one of the hottest electric cars on the market, the Lucid Air.
According to a report by Electrek, the up to 1,111 horsepower strong Lucid Air has been spotted on Tesla's official test track near its factory in Fremont, California. A corresponding drone video, which is also embedded below this article, has since been released on YouTube. Besides the fact that Tesla is not often seen driving around in electric cars made by one of its competitors, the evidently not very secretive test drive of the Lucid Air is particularly noteworthy in consideration of the continuing banter between the two American EV manufacturers.
Only a few weeks ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has talked down the Lucid Air's impressive range of 520 miles by claiming that he could have built an electric car with an even greater range a year ago. However, Musk asserted that such ranges do not make much sense from a practical standpoint, as drivers allegedly have to take a break after driving 400 miles. Either way, Tesla's test drive of the Lucid Air certainly suggests that the company is still interested in the technological advancements of its aspiring competitor while it continuously works on retaining its top position in the increasingly competitive EV market.
Electrek, Image: Lucid Motors