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Lucid Air EPA Range And Efficiency Results Compared

The Lucid Air luxury sedan recently received official EPA range ratings with up to 520 miles (837 km) on a single charge. In this post, we will take a look at all of the range and efficiency numbers provided by the EPA.
Three versions of the Lucid Air were described – Dream Edition Range, Dream Edition Performance and Grand Touring – each with 19″ and 21″ wheels, which allows us to see not only the differences between the versions, but also between the wheel options (the company offers 19″, 20″ and 21″).

As we can see, the Lucid Air Dream Edition Range (19″) has the highest range of up to 520 miles. The Performance version of the car has a noticeably lower range, for a small gain of better acceleration (0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds instead of 2.7 seconds).
The less expensive Lucid Air Grand Touring (19″) can go almost as far as the Lucid Air Dream Edition Range. The difference is marginal.
By the way, we initially assumed that all three versions are equipped with the 113 kWh battery pack, but we are actually not so sure about the Grand Touring version. It has higher efficiency and a similar range to Dream Edition Range, which suggests that (assuming the same charging losses), the battery might be smaller by several kWh.

Model
Drive
Battery(kWh)
EPARange
0-60mph(sec)
TopSpeed
2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance (19″)
AWD
113
471 mi(758 km)
2.5
168 mph(270 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance (21″)
AWD
113
451 mi(726 km)
2.5
168 mph(270 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Range (19″)
AWD
113
520 mi(837 km)
2.7
168 mph(270 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Range (21″)
AWD
113
481 mi(774 km)
2.7
168 mph(270 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring (19″)
AWD
113*
516 mi(830 km)
3.0
168 mph(270 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring (21″)
AWD
113*
469 mi(755 km)
3.0
168 mph(270 km/h)

A quick look at the pricing (the destination charge probably will be around $1,500, but it must be confirmed still).

Model
Base Price
Dest. Charge
Tax Credit
Effective Price
2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance (19″)
$169,000
 
$7,500
$161,500
2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance (21″)
$169,000
 
$7,500
$161,500
2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Range (19″)
$169,000
 
$7,500
$161,500
2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Range (21″)
$169,000
 
$7,500
$161,500
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring (19″)
$139,000
 
$7,500
$131,500
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring (21″)
$139,000
 
$7,500
$131,500

Let’s start with the individual EPA numbers for each version.

The top of the line Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance version, which has a peak output of 1,111 hp (about 828 kW) is expected to have an EPA Combined range of up to 471 miles (758 km).
Its overall efficiency (including charging losses) is very good at 116 MPGe: 291 Wh/mi (181 Wh/km).

2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance (19″) :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs[Electric Vehicle 5-cycle label]
CombinedCityHighway
471 mi (758 km)474.8 mi (764 km)466.2 mi (750.1 km)
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
CombinedCityHighway
116 MPGe: 291 Wh/mi (181 Wh/km)117 MPGe: 288 Wh/mi (179 Wh/km)114 MPGe: 296 Wh/mi (184 Wh/km)

When equipped with 21″ wheels, the range decreases by 20 miles or 4.2%, as the car becomes less efficient – 111 MPGe: 304 Wh/mi (189 Wh/km).

2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance (21″) :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs[Electric Vehicle 5-cycle label]
CombinedCityHighway
451 mi (726 km)448.6 mi (721.8 km)453.2 mi (729.2 km)
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
CombinedCityHighway
111 MPGe: 304 Wh/mi (189 Wh/km)110 MPGe: 306 Wh/mi (190 Wh/km)111 MPGe: 304 Wh/mi (189 Wh/km)

The range-oriented Lucid Air Dream Edition Range has an EPA Combined range of 520 miles (837 km), which is 49 miles (79 km) or 10% more than the Performance version.
The peak power output is about 16% lower at 933 hp (about 695 kW), but it still can do 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds (just 0.2 seconds behind the Performance version).
The efficiency of this model is 125 MPGe: 270 Wh/mi (168 Wh/km), comparable to the Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD, but worse than the smaller Model 3 and Hyundai IONIQ Electric.

2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Range (19″) :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs[Electric Vehicle 5-cycle label]
CombinedCityHighway
520 mi (837 km)520.8 mi (838 km)520 mi (836.7 km)
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
CombinedCityHighway
125 MPGe: 270 Wh/mi (168 Wh/km)126 MPGe: 267 Wh/mi (166 Wh/km)125 MPGe: 270 Wh/mi (168 Wh/km)

Selecting 21″ wheels will affect the range by 39 miles (63 km) or 7.5%, which is quite a noticeable hit.
Nonetheless, the efficiency of 116 MPGe: 291 Wh/mi (181 Wh/km) is still in the top 10 best BEVs on the market.

2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Range (21″) :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs[Electric Vehicle 5-cycle label]
CombinedCityHighway
481 mi (774 km)478.2 mi (769.4 km)485.3 mi (780.8 km)
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
CombinedCityHighway
116 MPGe: 291 Wh/mi (181 Wh/km)115 MPGe: 293 Wh/mi (182 Wh/km)117 MPGe: 288 Wh/mi (179 Wh/km)

Moving forward, we have, the less expensive Grand Touring version, which has an EPA Combined range of 516 miles (830 km) – just 4 miles or 0.7% less than the Dream Edition Range.
Actually, the range might be marginally higher on the highway, as the EPA Highway range is 520.5 miles (837.5 km), 0.5 miles above the Dream Edition Range version.
This version is one of the most efficient electric cars ever with an overall efficiency of 131 MPGe: 257 Wh/mi (160 Wh/km). Better only is the Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai IONIQ Electric.
This is very interesting. If the efficiency is several percent higher than in the Dream Edition Range version, and the range is basically the same, we assume that the battery must be smaller (in terms of capacity).
The EPA’s data also indicates that the battery is different between the Grand Touring and Dream Edition cars. It might be some 7 kWh smaller. At this point we’re just guessing.

2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring (19″) :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs[Electric Vehicle 5-cycle label]
CombinedCityHighway
516 mi (830 km)512.1 mi (824 km)520.5 mi (837.5 km)
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
CombinedCityHighway
131 MPGe: 257 Wh/mi (160 Wh/km)130 MPGe: 259 Wh/mi (161 Wh/km)132 MPGe: 255 Wh/mi (159 Wh/km)

With bigger, 21″ wheels, the car gets 469 miles (755 km) – 47 miles (76 km) or over 9% less than with 19″ wheels.
Anyway, the overall efficiency of 121 MPGe: 279 Wh/mi (173 Wh/km) is still among the best BEVs on the market.

2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring (21″) :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs[Electric Vehicle 5-cycle label]
CombinedCityHighway
469 mi (755 km)466.2 mi (750.1 km)472.2 mi (759.8 km)
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
CombinedCityHighway
121 MPGe: 279 Wh/mi (173 Wh/km)121 MPGe: 279 Wh/mi (173 Wh/km)122 MPGe: 276 Wh/mi (172 Wh/km)

Lucid Air Dream Edition
Side-by-side comparisons
Let’s see how the Range and Performance versions of the Dream Edition compare:

EV Comparison Side-by-Side by InsideEVs
Model
2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Range (19″)[A]
Difference[A] / [B]
2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance (19″)[B]
Drive
AWD
 
AWD
Battery
113 kWh
0%
113 kWh
EPA Range
Combined
520 mi(837 km)
10.4%
471 mi(758 km)
City
520.8 mi(838 km)
9.7%
474.8 mi(764 km)
Highway
520 mi(837 km)
11.5%
466.2 mi(750 km)
Specs
0-60 mph
2.7 s
8%
2.5 s
Top speed
168 mph(270 km/h)
0%
168 mph(270 km/h)
Peak power
695 kW
-16.1%
828 kW
EPA Energy Consumption (including charging losses)
Combined
125 MPGe: 270 Wh/mi (168 Wh/km)
7.8%
116 MPGe: 291 Wh/mi (181 Wh/km)
City
126 MPGe: 267 Wh/mi (166 Wh/km)
7.7%
117 MPGe: 288 Wh/mi (179 Wh/km)
Highway
125 MPGe: 270 Wh/mi (168 Wh/km)
9.6%
114 MPGe: 296 Wh/mi (184 Wh/km)
Prices
MSRP
$169,000
0%
$169,000
Dest. Charge
 
 
 
Tax Credit
$7,500
 
$7,500
Effective Price
$161,500
0%
$161,500

The Lucid Air Dream Edition cars are fully booked according to Lucid, so the second thing is to see whether the Grand Touring version is much different than the limited version:

EV Comparison Side-by-Side by InsideEVs
Model
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring (19″)[A]
Difference[A] / [B]
2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Range (19″)[B]
Drive
AWD
 
AWD
Battery
113 kWh*
0%
113 kWh
EPA Range
Combined
516 mi(830 km)
-0.8%
520 mi(837 km)
City
512.1 mi(824 km)
-1.7%
520.8 mi(838 km)
Highway
520.5 mi(837 km)
0.1%
520 mi(837 km)
Specs
0-60 mph
3.0 s
11.1%
2.7 s
Top speed
168 mph(270 km/h)
0%
168 mph(270 km/h)
Peak power
596 kW
-14.2%
695 kW
EPA Energy Consumption (including charging losses)
Combined
131 MPGe: 257 Wh/mi (160 Wh/km)
4.8%
125 MPGe: 270 Wh/mi (168 Wh/km)
City
130 MPGe: 259 Wh/mi (161 Wh/km)
3.2%
126 MPGe: 267 Wh/mi (166 Wh/km)
Highway
132 MPGe: 255 Wh/mi (159 Wh/km)
5.6%
125 MPGe: 270 Wh/mi (168 Wh/km)
Prices
MSRP
$139,000
-17.8%
$169,000
Dest. Charge
 
 
 
Tax Credit
$7,500
 
$7,500
Effective Price
$131,500
-18.6%
$161,500

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