Lucid launches Lucid Air Pure and Air Touring with a landmark drag coefficient for all Air models. Air Touring matches the landmark 4.6 miles per kWh efficiency of the Grand Touring. The EV automaker improved the drag coefficient of all Air models.
Lucid Group CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson said, “Performance. Range. Luxury. Technology. Design. It’s all here in the newly expanded Lucid Air model lineup as Air Pure and Air Touring, with their remarkably spacious interiors, take their place alongside Air Grand Touring, Grand Touring Performance, and the recently announced Air Sapphire,” He further added, “Air Touring matches the landmark 4.6 miles per kWh efficiency of the Grand Touring – albeit at a more affordable price point – an important incremental step to making ultra-efficient EVs more attainable.”
Last November, the Lucid Air impressed with a drag coefficient of .200. For comparison, the Tesla Model S Plaid has a drag coefficient of .208. This year, Lucid topped itself by dropping the drag coefficient of all Air models down to .197. The company emphasized that the new drag coefficient of its Air models makes the lineup the most aerodynamically efficient production cars on the market. On November 15, the Lucid Air Pure debuted. It comes in two configurations: the Dual-Motor, All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) Air Pure, and the single-motor, Rear-Wheel-Drive version. The Dual-Motor AWD Air Pure delivers up to 480 horsepower.
The Air Pure uses Lucid’s Long Range battery pack, made of 18 modules instead of the 22 modules that comprise the Extended Range battery pack. The Long Range battery pack’s fewer modules make the Air Pure more efficient on the road. The AWD variant received an EPA-estimated range of 410 miles. The Air Pure comes standard with Lucid’s Wunderbox technology with high-speed charging rates that deliver up to 200 miles of additional range within 15 minutes.
Lucid plans to start producing Dual-Motor AWD Air Pure vehicles next month. Initial customer deliveries of Dual-Motor AWD Air Pure EVs are expected to begin before the end of the year. In 2023, Lucid plans to launch the single-motor RWD Air Pure variants. While all the Lucid Air models are impressive, the Air Touring offers the most impressive options for customers at an excellent price point.
“Lucid Air Touring offers more power, greater range, and faster charging than anything else in its category, with an extraordinary fusion of performance and interior space. It sits in the heart of the Lucid Air family and offers the most options and flexibility – allowing customers to create a version that precisely fits their needs,” noted the company. The Lucid Air Touring launches with a Dual-Motor AWD powertrain, which delivers 620 horsepower. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds.