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Reviews Lucid Air: E-sedan comes for $ 70,000 - Tesla makes Model S even cheaper

00:15  17 october  2020
00:15  17 october  2020 Source:   t3n.de

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Tesla will reduce the price of its Model S sedan to ,420, the company' s CEO, Elon Musk, tweeted Wednesday. The move came the same day that Lucid Motors, a luxury-EV startup, announced that its base Air sedan will cost ,900 after federal tax incentives.

The Tesla Model S is poised to drop to its lowest price yet, with CEO Elon Musk stating that the premium flagship sedan will now start at just Musk seems to be fired up about the competition, particularly Lucid . Given Lucid and Tesla ’ s tenuous connection, it may not come as a surprise to

Tesla challenger Lucid Motors is launching a basic version of its Air E-sedan at a price of $ 69,900. Elon Musk reacts with a further price reduction in the model S.

Lucid Air. © Lucid Motors Lucid Air.

At the official presentation of the Lucid Air a few weeks ago, it seemed as if Lucid Motors would initially only offer an expensive version of its electric sedan want to get started. The Lucid Air is said to cost up to $ 169,000. Now the Tesla challenger has announced an affordable version of the Air . For the basic Air model, Lucid Motors is charging $ 69,900 before taxes in the US - and Tesla is already being forced to act.

Lucid Air can also be pre-ordered in Germany

According to the manufacturer, the cheapest vehicle in the Air fleet, simply called Lucid Air, is well equipped. The electric sedan should have a range of 653 kilometers (according to EPA standards) and 480 horsepower. In the USA, interested parties can now pre-order the vehicle - Lucid charges a fee of $ 300 for this. In Germany, you have to pay 300 euros to reserve the basic model. However, as in the other markets outside the US, Lucid has not yet specified a price.

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The Lucid Air sedan is estimated to achieve an EPA-rated range of 517 miles on a single charge. A version of Tesla ' s industry-leading Model S sedan has an EPA-rated range of 402 miles per charge. The Air is expected to go into production next year at a plant being constructed in Arizona.

For Tesla boss Elon Musk, the announcement of the startup is apparently a serious threat. On Twitter , Musk declared, without explicitly naming Lucid Motors, that "the gauntlet" had been thrown away - the prophecy would come true. In addition, the price of the Model S has been reduced to $ 69,420. The Model S price had only been lowered by $ 3,000 a few hours earlier .

The gauntlet has been thrown down!

The prophecy will be fulfilled.

Model S price changes to $ 69,420 tonight!

- Elon Musk (@elonmusk)

October 14, 2020 In addition to the basic version of the Lucid Air, Lucid Motors offers three other variants in different price ranges, the Air Touring ($ 87,500), the Air Grand Touring ($ 131,500) and the Air Dream Edition ($ 161,500). The Dream Edition model will not exist in Germany.

Start of deliveries in spring 2021

In the USA, the top version of the Lucid Air will go on sale first, namely from the beginning of 2021. The Air Grand Touring is to follow in mid-2021. The cheap models could not come until 2022 - at least according to the information announced at the beginning of September. Lucid Air only announced on Thursday that deliveries for the first Lucid Air models should begin in spring 2021. It is still not clear when the first Lucid Air will come to Europe.

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