- The 2021 Lucid Air will begin beneath $80,000, however the particular Dream launch version can be priced at $169,000.
- Lucid has claimed spectacular EPA-estimated ranges of as much as 517 miles, though the Dream is claimed to have a most of 503 miles—nonetheless beating out present Tesla choices.
- The automobiles will begin rolling out to consumers starting in spring 2021, Lucid says.
Unveiling a manufacturing car with an on-sale date is a large deal for any automaker. For an automotive startup, it is the chance to indicate the world that it isn’t engaged on vaporware however an precise car. But it surely additionally offers most of the people the chance to embrace or reject the corporate’s first providing instantly, which might imply success or failure for the corporate as an entire. We have seen the final design of the Lucid Air for a couple of years, however now the ultimate manufacturing model is right here.
The primary car would be the launch-edition 2021 Lucid Air Dream. With a beginning worth of $169,000, it’s greater than double the worth of the least costly Air that begins at beneath $80,000. Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson instructed Automobile and Driver that the limited-edition Dream is the car he desires. “It is sort of my alternative. It is Peter’s selections. It is Peter’s automotive. It is a distinctive mix of vary and efficiency.”
It gained’t have the 517 miles of EPA-estimated vary that made headlines in August. As an alternative, Lucid says with the 21-inch aero wheels, it’s going to hit 465 miles, and with 19-inch wheels, it’s going to be capable to keep on the street for 503 miles between fees. These numbers are all launched previous to outcomes of official EPA vary checks. However even when they fall quick, they might nonetheless make the Air Dream Version the vary king of manufacturing automobiles.
Lucid says that due to the Air’s ultra-high 900-volt-plus electrical structure, customized lithium-ion battery cells, and thermal administration system, the car’s battery can add 300 miles of vary in simply 20 minutes when linked to a DC fast-charging station. House owners additionally get three years of free charging by way of the Electrify America community and are solely charged idle charges after the car has been topped off.
Along with the 113.0-kWh battery pack that can attain as excessive as that 517-mile vary, Lucid says its modular pack could be adjusted to take away 4 particular person modules for lower-priced variations of the sedan. For these wanting pace and vary, although, the dear launch version is the best way to go.
The twin-motor Dream would be the strongest Air. The automaker says the car could have 1080 horsepower and might cowl a quarter-mile in 9.9 seconds. The automaker additionally says it will probably do zero to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. That places in the identical EV league because the Tesla Mannequin S Efficiency with Raven improve and Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
At the least it will likely be for the subsequent 12 months, in line with Rawlinson. A tri-motor efficiency variant can be obtainable in late fall/early winter of 2021. With every motor able to as much as 650 horsepower, Lucid says, the efficiency Air can be one to keep watch over.
The outside of the car is a refined model of what Lucid has been exhibiting off for years at auto reveals and by way of its beta fleet of pre-production check automobiles. In actual life, it is shorter than you count on. That is the results of what the corporate calls the Lucid House Idea, combining its motor, transmission, and inverter right into a single 163-pound unit. The concept is to save lots of house beneath the cockpit to make the inside bigger.
Sitting within the car, there’s loads of legroom for big adults in the back and front seats. These taller than 6’3″ who sit within the again seats may begin to hit the boundaries of accessible headroom. The reclining rear seats Lucid confirmed off in again in 2016, are nonetheless a 12 months away from making it into manufacturing automobiles.
Up entrance, the automaker’s 34.0-inch digital sprint cluster extends to the left for extra lighting controls and proper as a part of the two-screen infotainment system. Up prime, media, telephone calls, navigation and different gadgets are managed, however these controls could be swiped right down to the bigger display screen to show extra choices for these gadgets. The remainder of the time, the decrease show homes the vitality and car controls, together with local weather controls. The decrease show additionally retracts into the sprint, opening up extra storage within the car. Lucid did be sure that so as to add a bodily fan plus temperature and quantity controls. So it isn’t fully digital contained in the automotive.
Along with the Dream version, which is able to fetch $169,000, Lucid additionally introduced cheaper variants. The 620-hp Touring trim degree can be viable in late 2021 beginning at $95,000 and has a variety as much as 406 miles. The 800-hp Grand Touring variant, which is able to value $139,000 and go on sale in mid-2021, would be the vary king with as much as 517 miles, and eventually, the common Air will begin beneath $80,000 and can seem in Lucid showrooms someday in 2022. Lucid has not introduced vary or horsepower numbers for this car.
Reservations are open now for all fashions of the Air. The Dream version requires a $7500 refundable deposit, whereas it takes a $1000 refundable deposit to order the remainder of the trim ranges.
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