Lucid has converted its sleek and blisteringly quick Air electric sedan into a patrol car for the police force in Saudi Arabia. It can zip from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and can deploy a drone from its roof.

Via Twitter / @MOISaudiArabia

Lucid Air’s blisteringly quick acceleration makes it extremely difficult to outrun, even for an uber-expensive supercar. It might be one of the reasons why the police force in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is ready to induct a massive fleet of Lucid Air patrol cars. The American EV maker unveiled the electric police cruiser at the ongoing World Defense Show in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior posted a video on X (formerly Twitter) to showcase the lucid Air police car. Decked out in the black and white livery of the Saudi Arabian police, the EV can be seen leading a pack of law enforcement vehicles in the minute-long video.

Via Twitter / @MOISaudiArabia

Over the last few years, law enforcement agencies across the world have started to induct electric vehicles in their fleet. Last year, NYPD rolled out a fleet of fully electric patrol cars for the first time after putting in a big order for Ford Mustang Mach-E GTs, while you’ll easily be able to spot Tesla Model Y police cars in California. However, this is the first time the Lucid Air has been converted into a law enforcement vehicle. While we still don’t have pictures of the cabin, it must have been thoroughly modified to suit the needs of police officers.

The Lucid Air police car comes with a very interesting feature, which is also teased in the video released on X. On top of the roof is an oversized with the usual siren and strobe lights; however, it hides inside a small drone. At the press of a button, a hatch on the upper casing opens to launch the drone into the air, which can help police officers get to difficult-to-reach places without leaving the safety of the vehicle. We are still waiting for Lucid to reveal more information on its police car along with the drone.

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Via Twitter / @SaudiProject

Lucid has been struggling to generate demand for its luxury electric sedans. It managed to deliver only 6,001 of the 8,428 cars it built last year. However, Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund holds up to 60 percent of Lucid Motors, and the local government signed a deal with the company in 2022 to sell up to 100,000 EVs over ten years. Now we know that some of them will police cars that will protect the streets against crime. It might also be a great PR move for the company as well as the country, which is committed to transitioning from fossil fuels to battery-powered cars.

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