We’ve been waiting for this unveiling, but it’s finally here. The new Lucid Air has been revealed in its entirety and it’s as groundbreaking as we thought it would be. It seems as though this will be a true competitor to Tesla and may shape how future electric vehicles are made. Why? Well, the Lucid Air has the accolade of being the world’s most powerful and efficient electric luxury sedan.
What many are looking for in an electric car is, unsurprisingly, power. In terms of power, the Lucid Air certainly does not disappoint. With up to 1,080 horsepower coming from its dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup, it delivers on that front. Lucid Motors notes that the Lucid Air will be able to run quarter-miles with times as quick as 9.9 seconds. But that’s not all, because they say this kind of quarter-mile time will be consistent and repeatable.
Sure, it has speed. But what about its efficiency? Surely a car that quick won’t offer a great range, right? Very wrong, the presumptive voice inside your head. Lucid Motors says their new sedan will have an available extended-range capability that will see an estimated EPA range of 517 miles on a single charge. If that charge does run out, the Lucid Air can charge at rates of up to 20 miles per minute when connected to a DC Fast Charging Network. Lucid Motors does point out that owners who are charging their Lucid Air in “real-world conditions on the road,” they can expect a range of 300 miles in just 20 minutes of charging.
The Lucid Air is more than just a powerful sedan. Inside the electric vehicle is an interior that as classy as they come The star of the cabin has to be the windshield that continues over the head of the diver and passenger to create a stunning visual. In front of the driver is a curved 34-inch “Glass Cockpit 5K display” that will blow your mind. In addition to this screen, there’s also a retractable “Pilot Panel” that’s within finger-tip reach of the driver and passenger which controls the vehicle’s systems and functions.
As for the cabin space, the Lucid Air has a full-size luxury-class interior that will offer more than enough room for everyone inside. It’s not typical for a luxury-sedan with a spacious cabin like this to offer a quarter-mile time that’s under 10 seconds, but Lucid Motors made it happen. But it’s not just the cabin that offers space, as the “frunk” is the largest of any electric car to date.
Now it’s time to discuss the Lucid Air’s price and model options. Here’s the breakdown from Lucid Motors:
- Air model, available in 2022 and starting below $80,000
- Horsepower: TBA
- 0-60 mph: TBA
- 1/4 Mile: TBA
- Est. EPA Range: TBA
- Air Touring model, available late 2021, from $95,000
- Horsepower: 620 hp
- 0-60 mph: 3.2 seconds
- 1/4 Mile: 11.4 seconds @ 123 mph
- Est. EPA Range: 406 miles (w/ AeroRange package)
- Air Grand Touring, available mid 2021, from $139,000
- Horsepower: 800 hp
- 0-60 mph: 3 seconds
- 1/4 Mile: 10.8 seconds @ 133 mph
- Est. EPA Range: 517 miles (w/ AeroRange package)
- Air Dream Edition, available spring 2021, at $169,000
- Horsepower: 1,080 hp
- 0-60 mph: 2.5 seconds
- 1/4 Mile: 9.9 seconds @ 144 mph
- Est. EPA Range: 465 miles
If you’re interested, as you should be, there’s even more good news. If you purchase a Lucid Air, Lucid Motors is expecting to qualify for the $7,500 USA federal tax credit. reservations are open right now for interested parties. You can reserve one now with a $1,000 refundable deposit. If you’re interested in the limited Dream Edition, that will take a $7,500 deposit. The Lucid Air models will be produced at Lucid Motors’ factory in Casa Grande, Arizona and deliveries will start in Spring 2021. Lucid Motors will also be opening up Lucid Studios and Service Centers across North America by the end of 2021.