Lucid took its 1,000bhp EV drifting in the snow
Freezing cold is not a natural environment for the electric battery. Lithium technology is much better than the old-school NiMH and lead-acid stuff you’ll find in regular car batteries, but when it starts to get properly cold, all bets are off. So it makes sense for budding EV maker Lucid to test its upcoming 1,000bhp EV in sub-zero temperatures to see how it fares when it gets properly cold.
That, and cold-weather testing of the chassis, ABS and scores of other components, is why Lucid drove up to the frozen climes of Minnesota. But, happily, the team behind the nascent electric supercar realised that people who like 1,000bhp cars are perhaps more interested in watching them slide around in perfect snow drifts than they are finding out about the cold-weather performance of the demister. So, they got their research data, and we got a joyous demonstration of what 1,000bhp looks like when it’s deployed on snow.