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The race for the inexpensive electric car is on. The Renault group, Stellantis or Tesla as well as Chinese manufacturers are getting into it very seriously. But this trend is not similar among all manufacturers. Witness Lucid, which is still targeting high-end models.
Thus, the company intends to launch a future model at less than 50,000 euros before 2030. A price that Peter Rawlinson, general manager of Lucid, nevertheless finds too expensive. In comments reported by ABC News, he reminds us that the 25,000 euro car is a necessity. But it still needs a little time to be able to offer such a vehicle for sale:
“[L’entreprise] had to launch high-end models first before they could turn to more affordable offers.” “What the world needs is a 25,000 euro electric car. [Cela pourrait voir le jour bientôt] thanks to the technology we are developing today.”
Lucid out of reach for most buyers
Still, at present, the company has not yet fallen below the 50,000 euro mark. It has only one model: namely, the Lucid Air. An SUV named Gravity is also in the cards. Still, these are two models whose prices are around 80,000 to more than 100,000 euros depending on the version.
Let’s bet that the firm will manage to follow its roadmap. In the meantime, Peter Rawlinson stands out from other manufacturers’ representatives when it comes to electric charging.
The boss of Lucid thus believes that it is necessary to invest in slow charging infrastructure, rather than in a high-speed network. The latter having “adverse effects on the environment”. Even though, according to him, 25 kWh batteries and an autonomous 250 km would be “sufficient for most buyers”.
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To sum up
While most major groups and manufacturers are trying to offer an electric car for less than 25,000 euros, Lucid promises a model for less than 50,000 euros before 2030. The boss of the company is however aware that this is too expensive.