Lucid Air, on paper at least, is a very attractive package. While some electric sedans like the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan are focused on performance, and others like the Mercedes EQS are focused on comfort, the Lucid Air seems to mix the best of both worlds. YouTuber Tesla Joy recently spoke to Lucid’s owner, Ian. He traded his Model S for the Air, taking the 14th production car Lucid made.
Ian has owned the Air Dream Edition for about 6 months. He has an extensive history with Teslas, owning everything from the original Roadster to the Model Y. Therefore, he is interested to see how other EV startups will do justice. He’s a big fan of the Air’s luxurious interiors and features. He liked the fact that Lucid still used a lot of hard buttons compared to everything digital.
The Air is also rather practical, with plenty of storage space and a large front trunk. Infotainment works great, while you get frequent OTA updates. Lucid’s driver-assist setup, DreamDrive, isn’t quite on par with Tesla’s Autopilot.
The Air is capable of a 350 kW charge, which means a range of 300 miles can be added in 20 minutes. Ian prefers the luxury of the Air over the Model S, but the software isn’t that great. However, the ride quality is much better and the Air’s performance is still just as good in terms of acceleration and handling. Hence you get all the performance benefits without sacrificing comfort. Overall, Ian is very happy with his Lucid, considering it a phenomenal car. The best all-round EV on sale? Maybe, but then again it’s $169,000…