Charging Perks Await Owners of Lucid's Long-range Lux Sedan

Steph Willems
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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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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Aug 20, 2020

    If Lucid customers utilize the Electrify America charging stations at Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, this could lead to some social interactions which never would have occurred otherwise. (Because those circles are pretty far apart on the Venn diagram right now.) When I'm at a place like Love's, I like to peruse the 'hardware' section aimed at long-haul truckers. (They have some *sweet* GPS units.) Splurged on a 'real' mesh safety flag for my pickup on my last trip [because bandanas have a higher calling in 2020]. Proposed QOTD: Best Interstate Coffee.

  • Conundrum Conundrum on Aug 20, 2020

    Nothing like a bold empty promise. Not a production car made or sold yet. Early next year arrival? Pfft. Sure. Rear bumper cover and body color don't match and only hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy. "But the sub nucular fuel will be free if we ever churn one out, ma'am!" Ooh ya! Sign me up! Who doesn't love a potential bargain? And you get free coffee and donuts too, from the Lucidaire AI-powered dry ingredient and rainfall collection dispenser and mobile oven percolator (pat pending), It's the hidden Lucid advantage for actual purchasers. Fits under the headliner. We're going to park ours next to our Rivian, y'know.

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  • George Hughes What ever happened to the American can-do attitude. I know what, it was coopted by the fossil fuel industry in their effort to protect their racket.
  • 28-Cars-Later "But Assemblyman Phil Ting, the San Franciscan Democrat who wrote the electric school bus legislation, says this is all about the health and wellbeing of Golden State residents. In addition to the normal air pollution stemming from exhaust gasses, he believes children are being exposed to additional carcinogens by just being on a diesel bus."Phil is into real estate, he doesn't know jack sh!t about science or medicine and if media were real it would politely remind him his opinions are not qualified... if it were real. Another question if media were real is why is a very experienced real estate advisor and former tax assessor writing legislation on school busses? If you read the rest of his bio after 2014, his expertise seems to be applied but he gets into more and more things he's not qualified to speak to or legislate on - this isn't to say he isn't capable of doing more but just two years ago Communism™ kept reminding me Dr. Fauxi knew more about medicine than I did and I should die or something. So Uncle Phil just gets a pass with his unqualified opinions?Ting began his career as a real estate  financial adviser at  Arthur Andersen and  CBRE. He also previously served as the executive director of the  Asian Law Caucus, as the president of the Bay Area Assessors Association, and on the board of  Equality California. [url=][1][/url][h3][/h3]In 2005, Ting was appointed San Francisco Assessor-Recorder in 2005 by Mayor  Gavin Newsom, becoming San Francisco’s highest-ranking  Chinese-American official at the time. He was then elected to the post in November 2005, garnering 58 percent of the vote.Ting was re-elected Assessor-Recorder in 2006 and 2010During his first term in the Assembly, Ting authored a law that helped set into motion the transformation of Piers 30-32 into what would become  Chase Center the home of the  Golden State Warriors