The results are in and the 2022 Lucid Air has officially taken the longest-range crown from Tesla Model S Long Range by a significant margin. Of the six variants reported, the Air Dream Edition R with 19-inch alloy wheels can travel the farthest at 520 miles per charge according to the EPA, 115 miles more than a Model S Long Range. However, the wheel size affects the car’s range significantly. Even then, the Air still beats the Model S Long Range by a comfortable margin. With the optional 21-inch wheels, the Air Dream Edition R is rated for 481 miles on a single charge, which is still 76 miles more than the Tesla.
If you’re looking for more power, the 2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition P is also rated higher than the Model S Long Range. When equipped with the optional 19-inch wheels, the Air Dream Edition P is good for 471 miles on a single charge or 66 miles more. Even with the standard 21-inch wheels, the car is rated for 451 miles or 46 miles more than the Model S Long Range. Keep in mind that the Air Dream Edition P is also the most potent version, sporting 1,111 hp and a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.5 seconds according to Lucid. The Air Dream Edition R is good for 933 hp and a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.7 seconds. Both get a 113-kWh battery and special Pirelli P Zero tires developed specifically for the Air.
For those who didn’t get a chance to order one of the two versions of the Lucid Air Dream Edition, there’s the Grand Touring model. That variant slots below the Dream Edition and features 800 hp and AWD as standard. When equipped with the 19-inch alloy wheels, the Air Grand Touring is good for 516 miles, which is only 4 miles lower than the Air Dream Edition R equipped with similar wheels. With the 21-inch wheels, the Air Grand Touring is good for 469 miles. That’s 18 miles more than the Dream Edition P with the same wheels but 12 miles less than the Dream Edition R. The Dream Edition P with 19-inch wheels is rated 3 miles higher than a Grand Touring with 21-inch wheels.
There are two more variants of the Lucid Air coming after the two Dream Edition models and the Grand Touring. The Touring model is good for 620 hp while the Pure is rated for 480 hp. Both of those models are expected to match the Tesla Model S Long Range in terms of range at 406 miles per charge. Pure models are the only ones available in single- or dual-motor configurations. The Air will be capable of DC charging at rates of up to 300 kW, allowing it to recuperate 300 miles in 20 minutes. It can AC charge at peak rates of 19.2 kW and will be capable of V2X bidirectional charging capability.
Pricing for the 2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition regardless of the variant you get is $169,000. The Grand Touring checks in at $139,000 while the Touring starts at $95,000. Pure models are the least expensive with a base price of $77,400. The Air is still eligible for the full $7,500 tax credit plus local and state incentives.