Initial impressions of the Lucid Air

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.

A picture of the Lucid Air at Fashion Island Mall. Note the two-color paint, which the store rep said 60% like and 40% don’t like. The white on grey looks stylish.
The design is gorgeous on the inside, with a large display behind the steering wheel. The center pad can retract back into the dash.

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.

Sincerely yours,


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My story is one of tragedy and redemption. We've made many mistakes along the way regarding our money. Our goal here is to show you how to take care of your money life long, and as much as we can, help the Earth along the way. I call it sustainable personal finance and ethical capitalism. Currently, I am a part time writer for Cleantechnica and part-time licensed financial professional, along with being a full-time dad.

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