Lucid Unveils ‘Affordable’ BEV Luxury Sedan

Lucid Motors has unveiled its new Lucid Air range of BEVs with the headliner being its entry-level price of under $70,000 with government grants.

The car claiming 476bhp and a range of 406 miles between charges, the Lucid Air employs a compact single-motor powertrain with an optional dual-motor, all-wheel drive configuration plus a 900+ ultra-high voltage electrical architecture with DC fast charging capability.

Inside the cabin boasts PurLuxe animal-free interior trim in the Mojave theme, the 34″ Lucid Glass Cockpit curved, floating display, and the claimed largest ‘frunk’ ever fitted to an electric sedan. It is also available with Lucid’s DreamDrive, ADAS system combining a comprehensive sensor suite with driver monitoring.

Above the entry-level car there’s the Lucid Air Touring model boasting the same range but with a claimed 616bhp priced at from $87,5001. Interior appointments include an available Glass Canopy Roof, the Lucid Glass Cockpit Display, and a wide range of choices for interior materials and finishes. It also includes a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive drive configuration. Customer deliveries for the first Lucid Air models begins in spring of 2021.

Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Motors, said: “Our vision from the beginning – what drives this company – is creating the world’s best EV technology while making it progressively more attainable over time. With the starting price of the Lucid Air range announced today, we are setting the stage for broader adoption of the latest, game-changing EV technology.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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