Lucid Air Pure Outperforms Tesla Model S with 410-Mile Range at Sub-$80,000 Price

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Lucid Air Pure RWD
Lucid Air Pure RWD's Looks Revealed

Lucid Motors has officially confirmed remarkable details about its upcoming Air electric luxury sedan, specifically the base single-motor rear-wheel-drive (RWD) Pure version. This variant is set to offer an impressive EPA-rated driving range of 410 miles, surpassing the range of a Tesla Model S, all while maintaining a price point below $80,000.

The Lucid Air Pure RWD is available for order immediately, featuring a base price of $78,900, which includes a mandatory $1,500 destination charge. This pricing positions it $5,000 lower than its dual-motor all-wheel-drive counterpart, the Air Pure.

Lucid Air Pure RWD
Lucid Air Pure RWD’s Remarkable Details (Credits: MotorTrends)

Key Features of the Lucid Air Pure RWD:

Feature Specification
Base Price (Including Destination Charge) $78,900
Battery Capacity 88-kWh
Estimated Range (Standard 19-inch wheels) 410 miles
Acceleration (0-60 mph) 4.4 seconds
Top Speed 144 mph
DC Fast Charging Up to 200 miles in 15 minutes / 150 miles in < 12 minutes
Infotainment 34-inch curved display
Interior Comfort Heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel
Driver-Assist Features Lucid’s DreamDrive

Impressively, the Air Pure RWD’s 88-kWh battery pack delivers a Lucid-estimated range of 410 miles on standard 19-inch wheels. This range surpasses that of the Tesla Model S while utilizing a smaller battery capacity. The dual-motor Tesla Model S, which is currently slightly less expensive than the Lucid Air Pure RWD, starts at $76,380 (including destination charges). However, Tesla’s pricing tends to fluctuate more frequently than Lucid’s.

The single motor in the Lucid Air Pure RWD generates 430 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, propelling the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in approximately 4.4 seconds, with a top speed of 144 mph.

Lucid also boasts a standard 250-kW DC fast charging system that can recover up to 200 miles of range in just 15 minutes or 150 miles in less than 12 minutes. Additionally, the vehicle features a 34-inch curved display, heated seats, a heated steering wheel, and Lucid’s DreamDrive suite of driver-assist features.

Lucid Air Pure RWD
Lucid Air Pure RWD’s Exclusive Interior (Credit: Cars & Drivers)

Lucid Motors has positioned the Air lineup to be highly competitive in the electric vehicle market, with the base Pure, Touring, and Grand Touring models already available and a tri-motor Lucid Air Sapphire model on the horizon. The latter, with an impressive 1,234 horsepower and 1,430 lb-ft of torque, aims to rival not only the Tesla Model S Plaid but also traditional high-performance sports sedans like the BMW M5 and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing. Lucid’s commitment to innovation and range is also evident in its Dream Edition Range launch version, boasting an impressive 520-mile EPA rating.

Lucid Motors is making significant strides in the electric vehicle market, offering consumers a compelling option in the Air Pure RWD with its impressive range, performance, and features at an attractive price point.


By Jayson O'Neil

Jayson is a car-o-holic, and you will often find him writing about cars & bikes here at DaxStreet. You can reach out to him at [email protected]

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