Lucid Air Grand Touring
Power and Speed
|800 HP (588 kW)|
Number of Engines
|Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor|
Battery and Charge
DC Charge Rate
AC Charge Rate
DC Charge Time
AC Charge Time
Year of Production
|Autopilot Assisted by Lucid LiDAR ADAS|
About Lucid Air Grand Touring
Lucid Air is a premium electric sedan that coming to market in spring 2021. It is currently in the pre-production phase at Lucid’s Arizona facility in United States.
Luxurious EV start-up will offer a bunch of different variants of its first vehicle: Air Dream Edition, Air Grand Touring, Air Touring, and the base model Air Pure. Dream Edition will be the first one to be delivered to customers in 2021. Cheapest version Air Pure is not going to be available before later in the 2022.
Lucid Air offers up to 1,080 horsepower with its dual-motor AWD drivetrain. It will be equipped with a 113-kWh huge battery pack. Lucid claims that luxurious sedan can travel up to 832 kilometers on a single charge. Acceleration performance of 0-100 km/h speed is 2.7 seconds. Ultra-fast sedan can also be charged rapidly fast, thanks to one of its kind 900V electrical architecture. It offers more than 300 kW charging rates when plugged into the right DC charger.
Cheapest version Air Pure will be priced around $77,000, but it’s not coming anytime soon. Lucid Air Dream Edition is coming this year and it will cost $169,000 without extras. It will be one of the most expensive electric cars in the market.
Most powerful version of the premium sedan, Lucid Air Dream Edition can be able to produce 1,080 HP. It can get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.7 seconds and top speed is at 322 km per hour.
Other than its smooth and at the same time exciting driving experience, Lucid Air has a LiDAR system that helps with the driving-assist features. Electric sedan has enough hardware to ensure its occupants’ safety while enjoying the thousand horsepower drivetrain’s instant torque feeling.
Design and Features
Lucid Air has a very sleek design that achieves a drag coefficient of 0.21, it is the third most aero-efficient vehicle in the world. Tesla Model S Plaid has a 0.208 drag coefficient, lowest of any car ever made. Mercedes EQS is also very good; it produces a drag coefficient of 0.20. That little difference translates into miles of range in the EV-world.
The Air comes with a 34-inch giant display which offers 5K resolution. Display quality-wise, it is way better than any other luxurious car around such as Mercedes EQS’s Hyperscreen and the Tesla Model S.
The humongous display is also slightly curved, surrounding driver with a digital mobility ecosystem. Fancy display aside, dashboard has a very characteristic design. There are loads of quality materials around the cockpit like premium wooden parts, soft fabrics, Alcantara door trims, leather seat covers etc. Lucid used an open port design for the air vents and that also helps design to be smoother.
There is a tablet display below the dashboard that can nest inside the central console when it’s not needed, very similar to Audi’s folding display design on its previous generation vehicles. There is also a 21-speaker Surreal Sound system. With this advanced audio hardware, Lucid will be the first car to offer Dolby Atmos technology to its occupants.
Range and Charging
Lucid Air Dream Edition and Air Grand Touring equipped with a 113-kWh battery pack, range estimates are 810 km and 832 km respectively. Both of these Air models offer 300 kW DC charging, it takes 20 minutes to charge that big battery from 10 percent to 80 percent.
Base model Air Pure and the Air Touring will have a smaller 75-kWh battery when they arrive to the market in 2022. Those two variants’ range estimates are also not bad, around 650 kilometers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Lucid Air Have Autopilot?
Lucid Air offers driving-assist technologies similar to Tesla’s Autopilot, thanks to the LiDAR hardware it has. But it is not capable of driving itself on any road right now. Lucid is planning on developing autonomous driving features in the near future.
Is Lucid Air Better Than Tesla Model S Plaid?
Lucid Air is not a faster car than Tesla Model S Plaid. Plaid is also more aero-efficient than the Air. But Lucid offers a much more luxurious interior and more range compared to Model S Plaid. It is the expensive one among these premium electric sedans, as well. Overall, Model S Plaid is faster, more efficient, cheaper, and probably a better EV than Lucid Air. But Lucid Air is more luxurious, way more comfortable vehicle.