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Published on March 16th, 2017 | by James Ayre


Base Lucid Air To Begin At $60,000

March 16th, 2017 by  

It looks like earlier reports (that we covered at the time) that the Lucid Air will be priced around $100,000 weren’t completely accurate. It turns out that pricing for the base Lucid Air will actually begin at $60,000, reportedly.

That means when the federal tax credit is factored in that pricing begins as low as $52,500 (or lower if you’re in a state with a tax rebate or credit).

It should be noted here, though, that the base model doesn’t have doors or a trunk. Okay, just kidding, but it surely isn’t the 1,000 horsepower offering that the company has been making a show of in recent weeks (see two of our recent exclusives: The Lucid Motors Air Is Amazing! and The Lucid Motors Air Wipes The Competition!).

Presumably, the base model will look the same as higher-trim versions and will still be fairly high powered. The base model will, according to the company, still possess a range of 240 miles and 400 horsepower.

So, it appears that Lucid Motors has decided to try to undercut the Tesla Model S on pricing (by a bit). However, considering that the base Lucid Air won’t be hitting the market for a few years (presuming everything goes well), it’s not clear how much this will matter. After all, what will the Tesla Model S even look like 3 or so years from now? Who knows? It could be quite different by then. And the cost could certainly come down a bit.

Autoblog provides more: “The company also says that the base Air comes with the hardware necessary for autonomous driving, 32 cu. ft of cargo space from two trunks, 12-way power seats, a 10 speaker sound system, LED headlights and lots of touch screens. For comparison, the Model S 60 makes 382 hp and gets a claimed 219 miles of range.” Again, though, that’s today’s Tesla Model S.

“It is possible to spend much more on a Lucid Air if you’d like. The company will offer optional batteries and motors with ranges of 315 miles and 400 miles. In addition, you’ll be able to add a dual-motor powertrain capable of around 1,000 horsepower, a glass roof, reclining rear seats, a 29-speaker sound system, and 22-way power front seats with heating, cooling, active bolsters and massage. Lucid says that opting for all of these items will send the price to over $100,000.”

As we reported previously, the Launch Edition of the Lucid Air (a limited run of 255) will cost around $165,000. And Nicolas Zart covered many of the details above — and more — in his two review articles for CleanTechnica, which are at the top of the list below.

Related Stories:

The Lucid Motors Air Is Amazing! (Original Review & Pics & Video — Part 1)

The Lucid Motors Air Wipes The Competition! (Original Review, Pictures & Video — Part 2)

Lucid Air Showing Off In The Snow (Video)

Lucid Air Launch Edition To Run ~$165,000

Lucid Motors Has Begun Taking Refundable Deposits For Air

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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