Lucid goes after the Tesla Model S with its base-model Air sedan, which will pack 406 miles of range on a single cost, with a beginning worth of $77,400 (or $69,900 after the $7,500 federal tax credit score). With this announcement, Lucid’s 4 preliminary fashions are locked in, providing whole range between 406 and 517 miles and energy output from 480 horses to 1,080. The base mannequin will take the combat to Tesla’s 402-mile, $72,000 Model S sedan.
When Lucid debuted its production-spec sedan again in September, it lead with its heavy hitters. But simply because you may serve caviar doesn’t suggest you do not want bread and butter. The Lucid Dream, which is the marquee launch mannequin, packs a 1,080-horsepower, dual-motor powertrain that will propel the 500-mile electric car to 60 MPH in underneath 2.5 seconds because it makes its manner by means of the quarter-mile in simply 9.9 seconds, making it the quickest four-door EV on the planet.
Like the remainder of the Lucid Air’s elementary engineering, a lot of the powertrain is modular. The long-range, 113-kWh battery pack is made up of a number of models sitting underneath the rear bench; on shorter-range fashions, this quantity will be lowered and the pack house changed with a brand new flooring panel that enables extra foot room. This plug-and-play method offers Lucid quite a lot of flexibility, which is how we go from a 1,080 horsepower, 500-mile mannequin launch version to a 480-horsepower, 406-mile entry-level mannequin with comparatively few discernible adjustments, plus a few variants in between.
Through early 2022, Lucid is aiming for a four-tiered technique. The base Air sedan will compete with the meat of Tesla’s Model S lineup. The Touring mannequin will pack 620 horsepower and as much as 406 miles of range; the Grand Touring will up that to 800 horsepower and the complete 517 miles; at the highest is the aforementioned Dream Edition, with all 1,080 ponies and both 465 or 503 miles of whole range, relying in your wheel and tire decisions. All range figures are preliminary and never verified by the EPA. Here’s a breakdown of the complete lineup:
|Air||406 miles||480 hp||$77,400|
|Air Touring||406 miles||620 hp||$95,000|
|Air Grand Touring||517 miles||800 hp||$139,000|
|Dream||517 miles||1,080 hp||$169,000|
Lucid will start constructing Dream fashions late this yr, with the primary deliveries scheduled to happen in early 2021. The remainder of the lineup will observe in descending order of worth, that means the bottom mannequin introduced this week is not anticipated to see the sunshine of day till 2022, however you may reserve one proper now for $300 if you would like to boost your hand.