Lucid Air Pure Rear-Wheel-Drive Launched At $78,675

Lucid Air Pure RWD
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Lucid has made the Air less rare.

The new entry-level Air Pure Rear-Wheel-Drive electric sedan has a starting price of $78,675, including delivery fees, which is $5,000 less than the all-wheel-drive version.

The Arizona-built Air Pure RWD has a 430 hp drivetrain and a 410-mile driving range between charges. The latter is the same as the AWD model, which is rated at 480 hp thanks to its dual electric motor layout.

Lucid hasn’t announced Air RWD’s efficiency, which is listed in miles per gallon equivalent, but the Air AWD is tied with the Hyundai Ioniq 6 as the most efficient car ever at 140 MPGe.

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According to Lucid, the Air RWD can accelerate to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, compared to the Air AWD’s 3.8-second sprint when using it’s launch control feature.

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Lucid says the Air RWD has the most compact battery pack it has offered, but hasn’t yet said what its capacity is.

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Lucid this week also started production of the new top-of-the-line Air Sapphire.

The Lucid Air Sapphire has a 1,234 hp drivetrain. (Lucid)

It offers a 1,234 hp all-wheel-drive system, a top speed of 205 mph and a range of 427 miles per charge for $250,500.