Charging Perks Await Owners of Lucid's Long-range Lux Sedan
Getting something for nothing always feels good, like when the dealer serves up complimentary air freshener or a water bottle during your regularly scheduled servicing. Alright, so you’re paying for it in a roundabout way, but it’s still nice. Even the complimentary coffee in the waiting grotto counts as something.
For buyers of the Lucid Air, a very long-range electric sedan due to arrive in driveways early next year, a three-year perk awaits. This week, Lucid announced buyers will be table to tap into Electrify America’s charging network for free.
You know Electrify America — it’s the entity created in the wake of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal as penance for years of covert pollution. It’s also in the midst of rolling out fast chargers for use on long-distance EV road trips. And owners of the Air just might need to use one – after all, Lucid hired a third-party testing firm to determine the leggiest version of the car might just secure an EPA range rating of 517 miles.
On second thought, maybe Lucid owners won’t need the free charging.
But perks are perks, and free DC fast charging for three years sounds great. Given the vehicle’s advanced electrical architecture, Lucid claims the Air can ingest 300 miles of range at the most potent of plug-in points in just 20 minutes. Just enough time for a coffee, bathroom break, and smoke.
When not on the road, Lucid hopes owners spring for the Lucid Connected Home charging station, which can fill up the vehicle when parked overnight. It can also suck electrons out of the Air if need be, like when the power goes out. Your frightened neighbors will be envious.
Detailed periodically on these digital pages since its late 2016 debut, the Arizona-built Air will appear in production form next month.
[Images: Lucid Motors]
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