Lucid Motors, the folks who threw a 1,000-hp EV around in the snow, released the base-spec Lucid Air’s price. The latest luxe EV will start at $60K, but that could shrink to $52,500 with tax credits.
In base trim, Lucid Air will have a 240-mile range, LED headlights and 400 hp at the rear wheels. According to Lucid, the Air will come with all the hardware for autonomous driving. Like Tesla, Lucid advertises over-the-air software updates for its systems. Unlike Tesla, the Lucid Air will have four media screens placed throughout the interior, as opposed to the one screen in a Tesla.
There’s no word on pricing for the 315-mile or 400-mile batteries (or the 1,000-hp twin-motor configuration), but we can’t imagine it’ll be cheap. Lucid says the loaded 255 Launch Editions will set you back over $100K, but didn’t say how much over.
If Lucid delivers the Air at $60K, it’ll undercut the entry-level Tesla Model S by $8K. Lucid will also have to deliver actual cars and not succumb to the same problems that Faraday Future — the other Tesla-fighting hopeful –- is facing. Lucid says the air will come in 2019, but until we see one for sale, it’s all speculation.