Electric car manufacturer Lucid Electric Car (LEC) is aiming to show off its first public demo of its electric car to the public in London next month.
The company is holding a demonstration event in central London on July 22nd and 23rd to promote the electric car.
The event will take place at the National Portrait Gallery, with LEC representatives from its US and European headquarters also attending.LEC’s electric car has been in development for a year and a half and it has undergone extensive tests to date, including a test of the vehicle in the US.
It’s the first car in the world to be tested with lithium ion batteries, and it’s the brainchild of three people.
The electric car is expected to reach a peak speed of up to 170mph and is expected in the UK by 2020.
“The project was originally conceived as a demonstration project for the London Olympics but the vision was quickly realised when we realised that a public demonstration was a very viable option,” LEC’s Chief Executive Guy Sain told The Telegraph.
“We can now show the world the true potential of the electric vehicle, as well as its safety, while demonstrating our capabilities in a safe, efficient and secure environment.”LEC was founded in 2014 by entrepreneur and former Uber engineer Richard Lecompte and his wife, Lorna, with the goal of creating an electric car that would be cost effective and affordable for the masses.
Lecompton has previously said that the car will be designed to “be an alternative to petrol cars”.
“The concept of an electric vehicle is to be a sustainable transport solution that is built to go anywhere you want to go in a low-carbon way, with zero emissions,” Lecomb told The Financial Times in November.
“With the technology behind us we are able to create a vehicle that can go anywhere and is a good value for money.”
“The electric car will have an electric motor, batteries, regenerative braking, a range of up from 100 miles on battery power, and the ability to charge the battery in the vehicle at speeds of up 30 miles per hour.”
This car will allow you to travel for a whole day on the highway with no fuel required, in a car that costs less than £1,000.