Now it’s official: The young e-car manufacturer Lucid from the USA also wants to launch its vehicles in Europe. The first deliveries are scheduled to take place before the end of 2022.
Premium-class electric cars
You are an enthusiast of electric mobility, but Tesla, Audi e-tron and VW ID are too dull and too cheap for you? Then Lucid might be the manufacturer for you. The vehicles of the US company are to be launched at a starting price of 218,000 euros. To be more precise, two different models are to go on sale in Europe. Namely, it’s about the Lucid Air in its Dream Edition P and Dream Edition R versions. However, you should also get a lot for the proud purchase price. According to the manufacturer, the engine can deliver a total of 828 kW, which is equivalent to just under 1,111 hp.
With a top speed of 270 km/h, the two vehicles should then probably be among the fastest electric cars on German roads. But even in the lower speed regions, the values sound respectable. For example, the Lucid Air Dream Edition P is said to be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h within 2.7 seconds. The Edition R is only minimally slower at 2.9 seconds. The Edition P is also ahead in terms of horsepower. However, the Edition R makes up for this with a higher range of a remarkable 900 km (WLTP).
Delivery end of 2022
It should not be long before Lucid wants to conquer the roads of Europe. Thus, the first models are to be delivered to our climes as early as the end of this year. The appropriate marketing drum is already now neatly stirred. For example, an exclusive showroom of the US manufacturer will open in Munich tomorrow, May 13, 2022. This will then be the company’s European premiere. But Munich is just the beginning. Piece by piece, Lucid wants to establish new branches in Europe, where its own e-cars can be touted.
Of course, Lucid does not only have supercars at horrendous prices in its own repertoire. With the Air Pure, Air Touring and Air Grand Touring, there are also vehicles on offer that can be placed in a row with the electric cars from Mercedes, Audi and Porsche. However, it is still unclear when the models for the masses will be launched in Europe. For the time being, Europeans will have to pay at least 218,000 euros to get behind the wheel of a Lucid.