The luxury electric car market is getting a little more cramped as Lucid introduces its Air model to challenge Tesla. The Lucid Air is impressive to say the least. Superior comfort (including 55 degree reclining massage seats and panoramic sunroofs), responsive user interface, a 240 mile range, 400 horsepower (rear wheel drive), ample storage space, and a gorgeous exterior are just few of the amenities packed into the Air’s base model, which is priced at a reasonable $52,000.
Lucid recently announced that it would manufacture the Air at its soon-to-be-built Casa Grande plant. The 500 acre, $700 million plant is set to open next year and will employ approximately 2,000 people by 2022. Lucid believes that the plant will be able to produce 22,000 cars annually, with the possibility of producing 130,000 annually at full production. The Air’s amenities and Lucid’s ambitious production goals are enough to give Tesla a run for its money.