in SeemaAmid all the muscle cars, chromed low-riders, and lifted pickups, electric cars have emerged as a big theme this year, too. And everyone I interviewed wanted to know more about Lucid. That’s because electric range is a big problem – or more accurately, a Big deal Bold, underline, and italic.
The future approaches, California’s aggressive time horizon of 2035 looms larger every day, and other than Elon Musk, despite his obvious flaws, for many years no one seemed intent on solving one of humanity’s most obvious challenges.
Tesla undoubtedly changed the game when the Model S debuted a full decade ago by offering 265 miles of range—even now, most old OEMs struggle to crack the 300-mile limit. But 10 years later, Tesla was desperate for a generational update and perhaps a less controversial president, so the field seems ripe for Lucid to emerge as the first real contender to take over.
With over six figures, the Air is still the price of most buyers. while, Rivian pickups It looks a lot smart but also weighs over 7,000 pounds, arrives with well-publicized build issues and recalls, typically requires lead times measured in calendar years, and can still scrape close to $100,000 anyway.
Having quickly boarded the same station, I am back in Los Angeles at 70 miles on the clock. The fact that the Air is Lucid’s first vehicle still feels borderline unreal.
To be fair, the little nits you could pick included a flaky Bluetooth connection warning, even with my phone playing music perfectly all the time, and a trunk that would only prefer to open halfway without a little help. The DreamDrive suite of driver assistance technology also leaves a bit to be desired compared to other systems that closely limit autonomy.