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Now there’s a cheaper, single-motor version of the Lucid Air EV
The Lucid Air is a stylish and aerodynamic sedan.

Enlarge / The Lucid Air is a stylish and aerodynamic sedan. (credit: Lucid Motors)

When Lucid Motors revealed the final production version of its new electric vehicle in September, the only thing not to like was the price. The specs for the Air Dream Edition were eye-opening: 1,080hp (805kW), zero to 60mph in 2.5 seconds, and a range of 503 miles (810km). But they were matched by the MSRP—$169,000 for this fully loaded hypersedan.

Cheaper versions costing $139,000 (the Air Grand Touring) and $95,000 (the Air Touring) were also announced, and Lucid told us that an entry-level Air would also arrive in due time, at “under $80,000.” (All these prices are before taking into account the $7,500 IRS tax credit or any state incentives.) On Wednesday, it filled in that final blank.

It’s not quite the $60,000 model that was originally on the cards a few years ago, but a regular Lucid Air will be available for $77,400, or $69,900 after the IRS tax credit. For your money, you get a single-motor variant that packs 480hp (359kW) with an estimated EPA range of 406 miles (653km) on a single charge. The biggest catch: you’ll have to wait until 2022 before taking delivery.

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