Overview – Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance
Lucid Motors has put an immense amount of money and effort into creating their first electric vehicle, the 2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance. This 1,111 HP EV is a cutting-edge luxury sedan with impressive range, power, charging speed, and interior quality, and designed to rival the Tesla Model S and the Mercedes-Benz S-class. It also has a host of safety features, an efficient design, and a five-year warranty.
The Lucid Air Dream Edition 2022 has three distinct driving modes. With extreme performance and efficiency, the Lucid Air has already seen 25,000 orders and plans to produce up to 400,000 cars per year.
Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance – Energy And Carbon Efficiency
The Lucid Air Dream Edition P boasts relatively low carbon emissions at 88 gCO2/mi (55 gCO2/km), making it an eco-friendly choice among electric vehicles. When compared to other cars in its class, like the Mercedes EQA 300 4MATIC with 94.01 gCO2/mi or the BMW iX1 xDrive30 at 95.69 gCO2/mi, the Lucid Air Dream Edition P has a clear advantage in terms of lower emissions.
However, it’s essential to note that there are electric vehicles with even lower emissions, such as the Hyundai IONIQ 6 Standard Range 2WD at 83.71 gCO2/mi. Meanwhile, some luxury electric vehicles, like the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore, produce significantly higher emissions at 120.93 gCO2/mi.
EV Engine, Power and Performance:
The Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance is powered by either one or two of Lucid’s compact electric motor assemblies, which are powered by battery modules in 300-cell groupings at a heady 900 volts. This model offers 1,111 horsepower and a claimed 0.20 coefficient of drag. During our test to fast-charge the battery from 10 to 90 percent, we saw a peak rate of 297 kilowatts, with an overall average rate of 135 kilowatts. This beats the Tesla Model S Plaid by 10 kilowatts. The Air also beats the Taycan Turbo S with a 10.1-second quarter-mile time. It also has a top speed of 173 mph and maximum cornering of 0.92 g.
The Lucid Air features a skateboard-style structure and 112kWh battery pack with 6600 cells, running a 900V system for added efficiency. It is propelled by dual motors and has a 0‑60mph time of 2.5sec and a standing quarter-mile time of under 10sec at over 140mph. It also features Bilstein Damptronic Sky dampers, Akebono six-piston calipers at the front and four-pots at the rear.
Interior Comfort and Cargo Dimensions:
The Air’s interior is adorned with top-notch materials and curved door panels to heighten the perception of spaciousness. The cabin also features a large, curved screen reminiscent of the Porsche Taycan’s. The back seat has plenty of legroom and is set low to allow sufficient headroom under the squished roofline. The clamshell trunk lid has a huge 32-cubic-foot cargo area.
The Lucid Air offers a luxurious grand touring saloon car experience, with airy interiors due to the seamless windscreen melding into a full glass roof, and the driver’s environment and rear passenger section are trimmed in different colours. The sweeping main display has 5K resolution, a tasteful colour palette and a logical interface, and the central, portrait-orientated ‘Pilot Panel’ allows access to a host of other functions. The interior space is also increased due to the miniaturisation of the drive units and ultra-efficient batteries.
Infotainment, Tech and Connectivity:
The Air features an infotainment system with a responsive touchscreen. It also has a full suite of advanced driver assistance systems, such as adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and more. It is also compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Lucid Air features connectivity features, such as a traditional instrument display, media and communication control, climate control, retractable ‘Pilot Panel’ and a twin hollow-spoked steering wheel.
The Lucid Air features a range of safety features such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, automated emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and automatic high beams.
The Lucid Air comes with a 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, 8-year/100,000-mile battery and drive unit limited warranty and 4-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance.
Final Thoughts – Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance
The 2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance is an impressive first effort from Lucid Motors. With its immense power, impressive range, efficient design, and top-notch interior, it is a serious contender in the EV market. The Lucid Air is a remarkable car, offering an exciting mix of luxury, performance and efficiency. With its unique design and impressive range, it has the potential to revolutionise the EV market and provide some exciting cars for the future.
|Model||Air Dream Edition P|
|Number Of Seats||5|
|Estimated Energy Efficiency|
|Efficiency (mi/kWh)||4.4 mi/kWh|
|Efficiency (km/kWh)||7.0 km/kWh|
|Horsepower||1110 HP (1126 PS)|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||2 seconds|
|Towing Weight||No data|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Fast Charge Power Max||300 kW DC|
|Fast Charge Time||33 min|
|Adult Safety Rating||90%|
|Child Safety Rating||91%|
|Available Countries||United Kingdom,The Netherlands,Germany|
|Date Of Availability||Since January 2022|
|Estimated Carbon Efficiency (Grid/Country Dependent)|
|USA||88 gCO2/mi (55 gCO2/km)|
|Iceland||7 gCO2/mi (5 gCO2/km)|
|Canada||19 gCO2/mi (19 gCO2/km)|
|France||24 gCO2/mi (15 gCO2/km)|
|Efficient Gas Car||272 g CO2/mi (170 g CO2/km)|
|Size (kWh)||118.0 kWh|
|Voltage (V)||800 V|
|WLTP Range (km)||828|
|Car Length||196 inches (4975 mm)|
|Car Width||76 inches (1939 mm)|
|Car Height||56 inches (1410 mm)|
|Cargo (Trunk or Boot) Volume||16 cu ft (456 L)|
|Frunk Volume||10 cu ft (283 L)|