Lucid Air packs Tesla Model S-beating 406-mile range and 480 hp for $69,900 – Roadshow

You can have certainly one of these in your driveway for barely lower than a base mannequin Tesla Mannequin S, with some caveats, after all.

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Lucid has been making waves with the introduction of the production version of its Air electric sedan. Not solely has the corporate been maintaining Tesla in its sights from a technological standpoint, handily exceeding the Mannequin S’ already stellar vary, and providing genuinely staggering performance figures whereas doing it.

Sadly, the efficiency numbers aren’t the one factor that individuals discovered staggering. The value for the top-tier Dream version clocks in at $169,000, for instance, nevertheless it seems that Lucid had one thing else up its sleeve. See, in accordance with Lucid’s announcement on Wednesday, it can additionally supply a way more reasonably priced Air mannequin that also provides wide array estimates.

The brand new mannequin will simply be known as Lucid Air and supply potential consumers 409 miles of vary and 480 horsepower for less than $77,400, earlier than the $7,500 federal tax credit score. That is not precisely low cost, nevertheless it’s just a bit bit cheaper (in the event you qualify for the complete credit score) than the present base mannequin Tesla Model S Lengthy Vary Plus, which retails for $71,990 and provides 402 miles of vary.

Additionally notable is the truth that even the bottom mannequin Air will include the corporate’s DreamDrive superior driver-assistance suite in addition to the model’s 34-inch curved glass show and an animal-free PurLuxe inside. In fact, the large query mark goes to be construct high quality, one thing that new carmakers usually wrestle with and one thing for which Tesla remains to be commonly — and pretty — criticized.

The Lucid Air is now accessible for preorder, with Lucid asking for a $300 deposit. It is also providing a extra luxurious and highly effective Touring trim, which brings 620 horsepower and 406 miles of vary to the desk, for $95,000 (earlier than tax credit score). The automobiles are anticipated to achieve clients starting in early 2021.

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