Lucid Air, a hyped new electrical sedan that has barely hit the street, is as soon as once more rated as a greater automotive than the favored Tesla Mannequin S and Porsche Taycan, based on U.S. Information and World Report, which launched its record of 2022’s finest hybrid and electrical automobiles April 22.
The 2022 Lucid Air was named the “finest luxurious electrical automotive” by the publication. Final 12 months’s winner of this award was the Tesla Mannequin Y. This 12 months, Mannequin Y was named winner of the newly created “Finest luxurious electrical SUV” class. Nonetheless, Lucid Air outranked Tesla’s Mannequin S within the luxurious sedan class. It additionally stood out from different sturdy candidates together with Porsche Taycan, Audi E-tron GT, BMW i4 and Mercedes EQS.
“Lucid Air brings first rate worth for what it’s: It has good driving vary, a heavy powertrain, good dealing with, and so forth. It’s been nicely obtained in its first month available on the market,” stated Colin Aylesworth, a senior editor with the U.S. Information and World Report’s Autos crew.
Rating 82 electrical and hybrid automobiles
U.S. Information and World Report analyzed 82 electrical and hybrid automobiles throughout eight classes based mostly on worth, charging charge, gasoline financial system (for hybrid automobiles), and the automobiles’ rating on the U.S. Information Finest Automobile Rankings. Inside every class, the car with the very best composite rating was named the winner. Final 12 months, the publication evaluated 73 automobiles throughout seven classes.
Lucid Air is the primary mass-market car made by Silicon Valley startup Lucid Motors. Though the corporate has delivered just a few hundred items, the mannequin is rated extremely by skilled critics. In November, the MotorTrend journal named it “2022 Automobile of the 12 months,” a coveted recognition within the auto business. The final electrical car bestowed this award was the Tesla Mannequin S in 2013.
Lucid Air is available in three variations: Dream, Grand Touring and Pure. The costliest choice, Air Dream, begins at $169,000 earlier than incentives. Air Grand Touring begins at $139,000 and Air Pure begins at $77,400. Each variations are anticipated to start supply later this 12 months.
“Though its worth is excessive, it’s not the costliest on this class, which helps it stand out,” U.S. Information’s Aylesworth stated.
For comparability, the 2022 Mannequin S begins at $99,900; Porsche Taycan begins at $82,700; Mercedes EQS begins at $102,310; and Audi E-tron GT begins at $102,400.
Lucid Air has an EPA-rated vary of 451-520 mile from a battery capability of simply 118kWh. That’s practically twice as environment friendly as Porsche Taycan and Tesla Mannequin S.