Lucid Air Charging Cost & Time [kWh/mile, Capacity & More]

How much does it cost to charge a Lucid Air? Find out below. Plus, see the cost per mile, total range, charging times, miles per kWh, and more, for each Lucid Air model.

Spoilers:

  • It costs either $16.80 or $17.70 to fully charge a Lucid Air, on average, depending on the model.
  • Lucid Air models use 0.26 kWh to 0.3 kWh per mile, costing $0.039 to $0.045 per mile, on average.
  • Lucid Air charging can increase your electricity consumption by 26.9%, with just 2 charges p/m.

Continue reading to see how you can keep your Lucid Air charging costs low, and see key details such as charging times, speed, prices, total ranges, and battery capacities for each model.

Lucid Air Charging Image of a Lucid Air EV with charging icons and dollars

How much does it cost to charge Lucid Air EVs

It costs $16.80 or $17.70, depending on the model, to charge Lucid Air electric cars.

This assumes you pay 15 cents per kWh – the US average.

The 2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring models cost $16.80 to fully charge, while the Lucid Air Dream models cost $17.70 to fully charge.

It costs more to charge Lucid Air Dream models than Grand Touring models due to the higher battery capacity.

The table below lists the cost to charge each Lucid Air electric car model.

Lucid Air modelCost to charge
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels$16.80
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels$16.80
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels$17.70
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels$17.70
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels$17.70
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels$17.70

See how much it costs you to charge a Lucid Air EV – enter your own cost per kWh in the Lucid Air Charging Cost Calculator below. The calculator will also display your cost per mile.

But before we get to the calculator, let’s look at how much electricity Lucid Air EVs consume per mile.

Lucid Air kWh per mile

Lucid Air electric cars use between 0.26 kWh and 0.3 kWh per mile.

At 0.26 kWh per mile, the 2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels uses the least amount of electricity.

On the opposite end of the scale, coming in at 0.3 kWh per mile, the Lucid Air model that uses the most amount of electricity is the 2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels.

Related: see how Lucid Air compares with Tesla, here.

The table below lists the kWh per mile for each Lucid Air model.

Lucid Air modelkWh per milekWh per kilometer
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels0.26 kWh/mi0.162 kWh/km
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels0.27 kWh/mi0.168 kWh/km
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels0.28 kWh/mi0.174 kWh/km
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels0.29 kWh/mi0.18 kWh/km
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels0.29 kWh/mi0.18 kWh/km
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels0.3 kWh/mi0.186 kWh/km

The kWh per kilometer is also included for convenience.

Interestingly, the models with larger wheels consume more electricity per mile than their smaller wheel counterparts.

The smaller wheel models can travel around 0.01 – 0.02 miles further per kWh compared to their larger wheel counterparts.

This appears to be due to the weight difference.

The larger wheel models are 33 lbs heavier by default (excluding any optional extras). 

For example, the 2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels weighs 5,203 lbs and uses 0.26 kWh per mile. On the other hand, the 2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels weighs 5,236 lbs and consumes 0.28 kWh per mile.

So how does this impact the cost per mile? Let’s take a look.

Lucid Air cost per mile

It costs between $0.039 and $0.045 per mile, in electricity, to drive a Lucid Air EV.

This assumes you charge at home and have a kWh rate of $0.15.

The Lucid Air cost per mile varies by model.

The table below shows the cost per mile for each Lucid Air model.

Lucid Air modelCost per mileCost per kilometer
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels$0.039$0.024
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels$0.041$0.025
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels$0.042$0.026
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels$0.044$0.027
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels$0.044$0.027
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels$0.045$0.028

Again, the cost per kilometer is included for convenience.

The table is arranged from lowest to highest cost per mile.

As expected, given that they consume slightly more electricity, the models with larger wheels cost more per mile than their smaller wheel counterparts.

The Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels costs 0.3 of 1 cent (i.e. $0.003) more per mile than the 19in version.

It’s not a lot more but the difference can add up if you’re putting a lot of mileage on the car.

$0.003 more per mile works out to $40.43 more per year, assuming you drive the average distance for US drivers (which is 13,476 according to the United States Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration).

The difference may be quite a lot more depending on how much you pay per kWh of electricity.

Check out the calculator below to work out your Lucid Air electricity costs, without having to do the math.

But you’ll need some key Lucid Air specs (by model) to get the best results from the calculator. Specifically, the kWh / 100 mi for each model and their battery capacity.

kWh/100 mi by model

Lucid Air kWh/100 mi ranges from 26 kWh to 30 kWh and varies by model.

The table below lists how many kWh per 100 miles that each Lucid Air model uses.

Lucid Air modelkWh per 100 mileskWh per 100 kilometers
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels26 kWh/100 mi16.16 kWh/100 km
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels27 kWh/100 mi16.78 kWh/100 km
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels28 kWh/100 mi17.40 kWh/100 km
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels29 kWh/100 mi18.02 kWh/100 km
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels29 kWh/100 mi18.02 kWh/100 km
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels30 kWh/100 mi18.64 kWh/100 km

The mileage figures above were sourced from the EPA.

The kWh per 100 kilometers figures are based on the kWh/100 mi figures.

As mentioned, you’ll need these figures along with the battery capacity figures to work out your own Lucid Air charging and mileage costs.

Lucid Air battery capacities

Lucid Air battery capacities are either 112 kWh or 118 kWh depending on the model.

The 2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring models have a battery capacity of 112 kWh, while the Dream editions have a 118 kWh capacity.

The table below lists the battery capacity for each Lucid Air model.

Lucid Air modelBattery capacity (kWh)
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels112 kWh
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels118 kWh
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels112 kWh
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels118 kWh
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels118 kWh
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels118 kWh

Now that we have the power consumption per mile and the battery capacity for each model, we can use the Lucid Air Charging Cost Calculator to estimate the running costs.

Lucid Air Charging Cost Calculator (incl. cost per month & cost per mile)

Use the calculator below to see how much it costs you to charge your Lucid Air and how much it costs you per mile, month and year.

Enter your relevant Lucid Air model’s battery capacity (see the complete list above), its kWh/100 mi figure (these are listed above too), your cost per kWh and your estimated annual mileage.

The calculator is pre-populated with details for the 2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels.

Now that we know how much it costs to charge a Lucid Air and the cost per mile, let’s briefly take a look at the charging time and overall range for each model.

Lucid Air charging times

All Lucid Air models have a charging time of 13 hours at 240V, according to the EPA.

Lucid Motors note that they have a charging rate of up to 20 miles per minute.

Lucid Air charging speeds are 19.2kW AC and up to 300kW DC.

The table below lists Lucid Air charging times and charging speeds by model.

Lucid Air modelCharging time (at 240V)DC charging speedAC charging speed
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels13 hoursUp to 300kW19.2kW
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels13 hoursUp to 300kW19.2kW
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels13 hoursUp to 300kW19.2kW
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels13 hoursUp to 300kW19.2kW
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels13 hoursUp to 300kW19.2kW
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels13 hoursUp to 300kW19.2kW

What can I say…I like tables, even if the data is repetitive 😅

As mentioned, the charging times at 240V, and the DC and AC charging speeds are the same for each model.

Charging a Lucid Air via a fast charging station will reduce these charging time.

Tom Moloughney was the first independent journalist to field test Lucid Air charging. He provided some very interesting insights from his charging test of the 2022 Lucid Air Dream model.

Key Lucid Air fast charging time results:

  • 20% – 80% charge time: 31.5 minutes.
  • 0% – 100% charge time: 83 minutes.
  • Charging time to add 100 miles: 5.5 minutes.
  • Charging time to add 200 miles: 12 minutes.

The test was performed using a 350kW DC fast charge station.

Tom’s test was comprehensive – I’d encourage you to check it out from the beginning, but here’s his test from the point where he runs through his Time to Charge chart:

Next, let’s briefly take a look at the Lucid Air ranges.

Lucid Air range

Lucid Air EVs have a range that reaches 451 miles to 520 miles, depending on the model.

With a range of 520 miles, the 2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels has the longest range of any electric car currently on the market.

Its larger wheeled 36lb heavier counterpart has a total range of 481 miles.

With a range of 516 miles, the 2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels takes second spot.

The table below lists Lucid Air ranges by model in both miles and kilometers.

Lucid Air modelRange in milesRange in kilometers
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels520 mi836.86 km
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels516 mi830.42 km
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels481 mi774.09 km
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels471 mi758 km
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels469 mi754.78 km
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels451 mi725.81 km

The table is arranged from longest to shortest range.

A lot of key Lucid Air specs have been covered above. For convenience, I’ll put the data covered above, along with additional data, into one table (OK maybe I like tables too much 😋).

Lucid Air Specs

The table below lists key Lucid Air specs.

All the data above is included in this one table. Additional Lucid Air specs and information, such as price, top speed, acceleration, horsepower, etc. are also included for each model.

The table is arranged by efficiency – from lowest to highest kWh per mile.

Lucid Air modelBattery capacity (kWh)Cost to chargeCost per mileCost per kilometerkWh per milekWh per kilometerkWh/100 mikWh/100 kmCharging time (at 240V)DC charging speedAC charging speedRange (miles)Range (kilometers)Top speed (mph)Horsepower (HP)Torque (lb-ft)Acceleration: 0 – 60 mph (seconds)Weight (lbs)Price (USD)
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels112 kWh$16.80$0.039$0.0240.26 kWh0.162 kWh26 kWh16.16 kWh13 hoursUp to 300kW19.2kW516 mi830.42 km168 mph800 HP885 lb-ft3 sec5,203 lbs$139,000
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels118 kWh$17.70$0.041$0.0250.27 kWh0.168 kWh27 kWh16.78 kWh13 hoursUp to 300kW19.2kW520 mi836.86 km168 mph933 HP1,025 lb-ft2.74 sec5,203 lbs$169,000
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels112 kWh$16.80$0.042$0.0260.28 kWh0.174 kWh28 kWh17.40 kWh13 hoursUp to 300kW19.2kW469 mi754.78 km168 mph800 HP885 lb-ft3 sec5,236 lbs$139,000
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels118 kWh$17.70$0.044$0.0270.29 kWh0.18 kWh29 kWh18.02 kWh13 hoursUp to 300kW19.2kW471 mi758 km168 mph1,111 HP1,025 lb-ft2.42 sec5,203 lbs$169,000
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels118 kWh$17.70$0.044$0.0270.29 kWh0.18 kWh29 kWh18.02 kWh13 hoursUp to 300kW19.2kW481 mi774.09 km168 mph933 HP1,025 lb-ft2.74 sec5,236 lbs$169,000
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels118 kWh$17.70$0.045$0.0280.3 kWh0.186 kWh30 kWh18.64 kWh13 hoursUp to 300kW19.2kW451 mi725.81 km168 mph1,111 HP1,025 lb-ft2.42 sec5,236 lbs$169,000

Again, the electricity costs listed assume $0.15 per kWh.

Speaking of costs, let’s take a look at how you can reduce the cost of charging a Lucid Air.

How to reduce the cost of charging your Lucid Air

It takes a lot of electricity to fully charge Lucid Air EVs – as much as 118 kWh.

For perspective, US households consume 877 kWh of electricity per month, on average, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Charging a Lucid Air fully equates to 13.45% of the total monthly electricity usage of the average US household.

Introducing a Lucid Air to a non-EV US household can take the monthly consumption from 877 kWh to 995 kWh…and that’s just with 1 full charge per month.

Charging a Lucid Air twice per month can increase the average US homeowners monthly electricity usage by 26.9%.

So with this in mind, let’s take a look at how you can reduce the cost of charging the Lucid Air, and electric cars in general.

I listed 6 simple tips to reduce the cost of charging your electric car at home, here.

But a key tip that I want to highlight here, that could save you 50% on your charging costs, is to charge at night if you have a night saver tariff. If you don’t, consider getting in touch with your energy provider to see if you can avail of this cost saving opportunity and to see if it’s suitable for you in general.

Night saver tariffs tend to have significant discounts on the price you pay per kWh consumed during off-peak hours. 

This means that putting your Lucid Air on charge overnight will help keep your charging costs low.

There’s also less environmental impact that comes with charging during off-peak hours, but I won’t get into that here.

Modern premium electric cars tend to offer smart or scheduled charging, which helps ensure that you charge at cheaper and more environment-friendly hours.

The Lucid app offers this functionality.

However, for those that don’t have EVs with this feature, similar functionality is offered by some Level 2 home charging stations.

Amazon’s #1 best selling EV charging station, the ChargePoint Home Flex Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger offers smart charging. 

It’s also Energy Star certified, which means it’s a more efficient charger than most. It offers many other benefits too, so if you’re in the market for a quality Level 2 EV charger and would like to avail of cheaper night rates, check it out on Amazon, here.

How Lucid Air compares with other EVs

To see how Lucid Air EVs compare with other electric cars, check out:

Final thoughts

Lucid Air electric cars are premium vehicles that are more eco-friendly than their gas guzzling counterparts.

However, they are electricity guzzlers.

According to eia.gov, about 63% of electricity in the US is generated by burning fossil fuels. The good news is that about 50% of US households have access to Green energy already, and this figure is increasing.

If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint even more, why not ask your energy provider about their Green energy options?

If you’re looking for other ways to easily reduce your electricity consumption and carbon footprint, don’t miss this cheat sheet with 6 Quick Energy Saving Wins:

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