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Lucid confirms base Air at $69,900 — beating Tesla by just 4 miles

Lucid Motors has confirmed the base version of its Air electric sedan at $69,900 with 406 miles of range — beating the Tesla Model S by just four miles.

Earlier this year, Lucid launched the production version of the Air, its first electric car, and unveiled all the different trims except for the base trim.

The company confirmed that it will start “below $80,000” but didn’t elaborate on the vehicle’s specs.

Today, the electric vehicle startup announced the base version:

At Lucid, our vision has always been to create the world’s best EV technology and make it progressively more attainable over time. Today, we move closer to this goal and present details of the elemental model of the Lucid Air lineup, called simply Lucid Air.

Lucid confirmed a starting price of $69,900 after the federal tax credit and a range of 406 miles on a single charge.

Here are the details announced today:

  • 480 horsepower
  • A projected EPA estimated range of 406 miles on a single charge2
  • A single-motor powertrain with optional dual-motor, all-wheel-drive configuration
  • A 900+ ultra-high voltage electrical architecture with DC fast charging capability 
  • Customers who reserve now will receive three years of complimentary charging at Electrify America’s extensive nationwide network of ultrafast charging stations

The base range is barely beating the Model S’ 402 miles just after Tesla announced the Model S Plaid that barely beats Lucid Air GT’s 517-mile range.

Here’s the entire Lucid Air lineup as of now:

ModelsPrice (USD before incentives)Range (EPA Est.)HorsepowerPerformance Specs (0-60s acceleration, 1/4 mile time, top speed)Charging (up to)Availability
Air$77,400406 miles480 hpTBA300 miles in 20 mins – 1,200 mph2022
Air Touring$95,000406 miles620 hp3.2s, 11.4s, 155 mph300 miles in 20 mins – 1,200 mphQ4 2021
Air Grand Touring$139,000517 miles800 hp3.0s, 10.8s, 168 mph300 miles in 20 mins – 1,200 mphQ2 2021
Air Dream Edition$169,000503 miles1,080 hp2.5s, 9.9s, 168 mph300 miles in 20 mins – 1,200 mphQ2 2021

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