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Lucid's cheapest Air won't arrive until 2022.

Lucid took the EV industry by storm last month when it revealed the Air electric sedan. With its lightning-fast charging, impressive driving range of up to 517 miles, and potent performance, the Lucid Air is a very credible rival to the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan.

In its range-topping guise, the Lucid Air incorporates a dual-motor setup producing 1,080 horsepower, enabling the electric sedan to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.5 seconds and do the quarter-mile in 9.9 seconds. The range-topping, limited-run Air Dream Edition starts at $169,000, but there are more affordable options.

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Lucid has announced the entry-level model will be called the Pure, which starts at $69,900 after US federal tax credit. At that price point, the Lucid Air Pure could be a serious threat to the Tesla Model S.

This variant is available with either rear- or all-wheel drive and packs an electric motor producing 480 hp. Lucid estimates the Air Pure will offer a range of 406 miles on a single charge. It's going to be a long wait for the most affordable version, however, as the Air Pure won't arrive until early 2022. The limited-edition Air Dream Edition is expected to launch nearly a year earlier in spring 2021, followed by the Air Grand Touring in summer 2021 and the Air Touring in late 2021.

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In the meantime, you can already customize your own Air Pure and explore the available options using Lucid's advanced online configurator.

While other variants are available with a glass canopy roof, the Pure version is only offered with a metal roof to keep the price low. As standard, you get 19-inch aero wheels, or these can be upgraded to optional 20-inch ones. Available exterior color options include stellar white, infinite black, cosmos silver, quantum grey, and zenith red. Only one interior option is available for the base model: Mojave Purluxe, which combines black and graphite leather with a carbon oak trim.

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