Basic Lucid Air gets price tag of $77 400
After showing the world in September its ‘nec plus ultra’ version of the Lucid Air Dream Edition offered at $169 000 (€142 974), the Arizona-based electric car start-up has put a price tag on the most down-to-earth version of the Air: $77 400 (€65 255). In the US, with the $7 500 tax bonus, that would be €69 900. And there you’ll get three years of free charging at Electrify America on top.
You’ll have to give up a lot of the 1 080 horses, but still have 480 hp to play with and an estimated range of 406 miles (653 km). According to American EPA standards, that’s just four miles (6,4 km) more than the Tesla Model S Long Range Plus. But for the Air, that EPA range is still to be proved.
And with the Tesla, you’ll get dual-motor all-wheel drive, while the basic Lucid Air features a single-motor powertrain, with the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive configuration as an option. Lucid is quite thrifty in giving further details of its base model that will be available no sooner than 2022.
But it will also have the “900+ ultra-high voltage electrical architecture with DC fast-charging capability”. It should allow charging – if available – at 300 kW, offering at 32 km per minute, 480 km in 20 minutes. Lucid announced earlier that “every version of the Air will charge just as fast” as the most expensive one.
Line-up of four models
So the Air is the fourth model in the line-up Lucid Motors will be offering, and for all of them pre-ordering is open. In Belgium you can do that via the website, spending 300 euros to reserve your basic Air. Above the base model sits the Lucid Touring that should become available in late 2021 at $95 000 (€80 370). It has 620 hp of electro-power and gets also 406 miles (653 km) far.
The Lucid Air Grand Touring is offered at $139 000 (€117 594) and due for Q2 2021. It has the highest range of all, getting 517 miles (832 km) far on one charge. But this one features less horsepower (800 hp) than the top model, the Lucid Air Dream Edition, and thus trifles away less energy.