While visiting work in Orange County, California, we visited the Lucid Store at Fashion Island Mall. The Lucid Air is impressive visually and feature wise. Yes, it’s expensive, starting at $87,400 for the Lucid Air Pure. It comes with 410 miles / 656 kms of driving distance. The price is out of our market range. If it replaces a combustion engine with an electric motor and inspires other to improve their own offerings, it’s worth it. Cheekily, the store is located steps away from the Tesla store.
The store rep noted a customer having one of the versions with 500 miles / 800 kms of range took a solid 7 hours for the battery to drain. That’s a lot of driving.
The frunk is large in the front, capable of holding two carry on suitcases, a pair of golf clubs, or one check in / one carry on suitcase. The trunk seems similar to our Model 3. Leg room for all seats is comfortable. Charging takes 7 hours to complete using a NEMA 14-50 outlet. The entire design focuses on maximizing range.
Replacing a battery module is possible with some training. The store reps were eager to give a test ride or pick you up for one. If your in the market for a luxury vehicle, Lucid is worth checking out.
Note: Lucid is primarily owned by the Saudi government. I am against Saudi politics. Saudi Arabia is taking a few small steps toward renewable energy.
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