Last updated: February 25, 2024.
Lucid Air vs Tesla – a comprehensive comparison. We put Lucid Air and Tesla facetoface across efficiency, price, running costs and other key performance factors. See how Tesla and Lucid Air match up below.
Spoilers:
 Efficiency (kWh/100 mi): On average, Lucid Air models are more efficient, however, the Tesla Model 3 RWD is most efficient.
 Range: All Lucid Air models have a longer range than any Tesla model.
 Top Speed: On average, Lucid Air models have a higher top speed, however, the Tesla Model S Plaid is fastest.
 Acceleration: Lucid Air models have a faster average acceleration, but the Tesla Model S Plaid reaches 060 mph quickest.
 Weight: On average, Tesla models weigh less than Lucid Air, however, the Tesla Model X Plaid is heaviest.
 Battery Capacity: All Lucid Air models have a larger battery capacity than any Tesla model.
 Charging Time: On average, it’s quicker (in terms of duration) to charge a Tesla from home. However, Tesla Model X, Model X Plaid, Model S and Model S Plaid take the longest to fully charge.
 Running Costs: Lucid Air models cost less per mile, on average, but more to fully charge. This is due to their lower kWh/100 mi and larger battery sizes.
 Price / MSRP: It’s cheaper to buy any Tesla compared to Lucid Air models.
Continue reading to get further insights into how Lucid Air and Tesla (2022 models) compare.
Plus, use the EV Electricity Cost Calculator to see how much it’d cost you to charge a Tesla and Lucid Air along with your cost per mile, month and year.
You’ll also see how you can keep your charging and running costs low.
Note: the data used was sourced from the US Environmental Protection Agency and relevant manufacturers. Specs not available from these sources are marked as estimates or TBC. 2022 models were used for the comparison. The running costs assume an electricity rate of $0.15 per kWh (the US average in 2024).
 How much does it cost to charge a Tesla vs Lucid Air?
 Tesla battery capacity vs Lucid Air
 Tesla charging times vs Lucid Air
 Lucid Air range vs Tesla
 Lucid Air and Tesla efficiency comparison (kWh/100 mi)
 Tesla vs Lucid Air cost per mile
 EV electricity cost calculator (incl. cost per month & cost per mile)
 Lucid Air vs Tesla price comparison
 Is Lucid Air faster than Tesla?
 Top speed: Tesla vs Lucid Air
 Tesla vs Lucid Air acceleration
 Tesla and Lucid Air weight comparison
 Lucid Air specs vs Tesla (interactive comparison table)
 How to reduce the cost of charging EVs
 Final thoughts
How much does it cost to charge a Tesla vs Lucid Air?
It costs between $9 and $15 to fully charge a Tesla, while it costs $16.80 to $17.70 to fully charge a Lucid Air.
This is based on a kWh rate of 15 cents (the US average in 2024).
The table below lists the cost to fully charge all Tesla and Lucid Air models released in 2022.
Lucid Air / Tesla model  Cost to charge 
2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD  $9.00 
2022 Tesla Model Y RWD  $9.00 
2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD  $11.25 
2022 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD  $11.25 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD  $12.00 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD  $12.00 
2022 Tesla Model S  $15.00 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (19in Wheels)  $15.00 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (21in Wheels)  $15.00 
2022 Tesla Model X  $15.00 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (20in Wheels)  $15.00 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (22in Wheels)  $15.00 
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 Range with 21in wheels  $17.70 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels  $17.70 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels  $17.70 
The table is arranged from lowest cost to charge to highest cost.
As you can see, every Tesla model costs less to fully charge compared to any Lucid Air model.
The main factor affecting the charging cost is battery capacity. Lucid Air batteries have higher capacities than Tesla batteries.
So let’s see how battery capacities compare.
Tesla battery capacity vs Lucid Air
Tesla battery capacities range from 60 kWh to 100 kWh, while Lucid Air batteries range from 112 kWh to 118 kWh.
All Lucid Air models have a higher battery capacity than every Tesla model.
Note: Tesla battery capacities are best estimates as this information is not readily available.
The table below lists all Tesla and Lucid Air models along with their battery capacity (arranged from smallest to largest capacity).
Lucid Air / Tesla model  Battery capacity (kWh) 
2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD  60 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model Y RWD  60 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD  75 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD  75 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD  80 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD  80 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model S  100 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (19in Wheels)  100 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (21in Wheels)  100 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model X  100 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (20in Wheels)  100 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (22in Wheels)  100 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels  112 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels  112 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels  118 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels  118 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels  118 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels  118 kWh 
As you can see, Tesla’s largest battery capacity is 100 kWh while Lucid Air’s smallest battery capacity is 112 kWh.
Next, let’s take a look at how long it takes to charge these batteries from home.
Tesla charging times vs Lucid Air
Using a standard 240V charger, it takes between 8 and 15 hours to charge a Tesla from home, while it takes 13 hours to charge a Lucid Air.
The average Tesla charge time across all models is 12.5 hours, 30 minutes quicker than any Lucid Air model.
Again, battery capacity plays a large role in this, however, so too does battery tech.
The table below lists the charging time, arranged from quickest to slowest, for all Tesla and Lucid air models.
Lucid Air / Tesla model  Charging time at home with a standard 240V charger 
2022 Tesla Model Y RWD  8 hrs at 240V 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD  10 hrs at 240V 
2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD  10.4 hrs at 240V 
2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD  11.5 hrs at 240V 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD  11.5 hrs at 240V 
2022 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD  11.8 hrs at 240V 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels  13 hrs at 240V 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels  13 hrs at 240V 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels  13 hrs at 240V 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels  13 hrs at 240V 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels  13 hrs at 240V 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels  13 hrs at 240V 
2022 Tesla Model X  14 hrs at 240V 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (20in Wheels)  14 hrs at 240V 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (22in Wheels)  14 hrs at 240V 
2022 Tesla Model S  15 hrs at 240V 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (19in Wheels)  15 hrs at 240V 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (21in Wheels)  15 hrs at 240V 
Depending on the model, it’s quicker or longer to fully charge a Tesla compared to a Lucid Air.
Lucid Air charge times fall within the mid range of charge times for Tesla models.
But how do they compare in terms of range?
Lucid Air range vs Tesla
All Lucid Air models have a longer range than any Tesla model.
Tesla’s longest range model can reach 405 miles, however, the shortest range for any Lucid Air model is 451 miles.
The longest Lucid Air range is 520 miles. This is 115 miles longer than the Tesla model with the longest range.
The average Tesla range for their 2022 models is 330.25 miles. That’s over 154 miles shorter than the average Lucid Air range.
The table below lists Lucid Air ranges along with Tesla ranges in 2022 (arranged from longest to shortest range).
Lucid Air / Tesla model  Range (miles) 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels  520 mi 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels  516 mi 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels  481 mi 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels  471 mi 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels  469 mi 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels  451 mi 
2022 Tesla Model S  405 mi 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (19in Wheels)  396 mi 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD  358 mi 
2022 Tesla Model X  348 mi 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (21in Wheels)  348 mi 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (20in Wheels)  333 mi 
2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD  330 mi 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD  315 mi 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (22in Wheels)  311 mi 
2022 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD  303 mi 
2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD  272 mi 
2022 Tesla Model Y RWD  244 mi 
So Lucid Air has a longer range than Tesla. But is this just because of their larger battery capacities?
To find out, we need to compare Lucid Air and Tesla efficiency.
Lucid Air and Tesla efficiency comparison (kWh/100 mi)
Lucid Air models consume between 26 kWh and 30 kWh of electricity per 100 miles, while 2022 Tesla models consume between 25 kWh and 37 kWh.
Lucid Air has a 28.17 kWh/100 mile average, compared to Tesla’s 30 kWh/100 mile average.
The table below, arranged from most to least efficient, lists how much electricity all 2022 Tesla and Lucid Air models consume per 100 miles.
Lucid Air / Tesla model  kWh/100 mi 
2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD  25 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels  26 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD  26 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model Y RWD  26 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels  27 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels  28 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model S  28 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD  28 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels  29 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels  29 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (19in Wheels)  29 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels  30 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD  30 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD  30 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model X  33 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (21in Wheels)  33 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (20in Wheels)  34 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (22in Wheels)  37 kWh 
On average, Lucid Air models are more efficient than Tesla. However, the 2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD is more efficient than all Lucid Air models.
Overall, Lucid Air and Tesla have similar efficiency levels, with all Lucid Air models and most Tesla models consuming between 25 and 30 kWh of electricity per mile.
The models that are less efficient than this range are the 2022 Tesla Model X, Model X Plaid with 20 and 22 inch wheels, and the 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (21in Wheels).
So, on average, Lucid Air is more efficient than Tesla. This and the larger battery capacities are key attributes to the longer ranges.
Before we take a look at the difference in running costs, let’s take a look at the efficiency per mile.
Lucid Air vs Tesla kWh per mile
The table below lists how much electricity all Tesla and Lucid Air models, released in 2020, consume per mile.
Lucid Air / Tesla model  kWh per mile 
2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD  0.25 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels  0.26 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD  0.26 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model Y RWD  0.26 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels  0.27 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels  0.28 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model S  0.28 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD  0.28 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels  0.29 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels  0.29 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (19in Wheels)  0.29 kWh 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels  0.3 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD  0.3 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD  0.3 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model X  0.33 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (21in Wheels)  0.33 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (20in Wheels)  0.34 kWh 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (22in Wheels)  0.37 kWh 
The table is arranged from most efficient to least efficient.
Now that we know their power consumption per mile, let’s take a look at the cost per mile for Tesla and Lucid Air models.
Tesla vs Lucid Air cost per mile
On average, in 2024, Tesla models cost $0.045 per mile, while Lucid Air models cost $0.043 per mile.
It costs .02 cents more per mile, on average, to drive a Tesla compared to a Lucid Air.
However, it can be cheaper to drive a Tesla than a Lucid Air depending on the model.
Costing $0.038 per mile, the 2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD is most efficient, followed closely behind by the 2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels, 2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD and 2022 Tesla Model Y RWD. Costing $0.039/mi, these models cost just 1/10 of 1 cent more per mile.
The table below lists the cost per mile, from low to high, for all 2022 Tesla and Lucid Air models.
Position  Lucid Air / Tesla model  Cost per mile 
1st  2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD  $0.038 
2nd  2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels  $0.039 
2nd  2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD  $0.039 
2nd  2022 Tesla Model Y RWD  $0.039 
5th  2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels  $0.041 
6th  2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels  $0.042 
6th  2022 Tesla Model S  $0.042 
6th  2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD  $0.042 
9th  2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels  $0.044 
9th  2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels  $0.044 
9th  2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (19in Wheels)  $0.044 
12th  2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels  $0.045 
12th  2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD  $0.045 
12th  2022 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD  $0.045 
15th  2022 Tesla Model X  $0.050 
15th  2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (21in Wheels)  $0.050 
17th  2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (20in Wheels)  $0.051 
18th  2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (22in Wheels)  $0.056 
As you can see, the table lists the position of the 18 variations of Tesla and Lucid Air models released in 2022.
Tesla takes 1st spot.
2nd place is shared by Tesla and Lucid Air. Two 2022 Tesla models share this spot vs one Lucid Air model.
The next spot up for grabs is position 5.
Lucid Air takes the 5th spot with a cost per mile of $0.041.
6th place is shared by two Tesla models and one Lucid Air model. 9th spot on the other hand is shared by two Lucid Air models and one Tesla model.
The least efficient Lucid Air model per mile shares 12th spot with two Tesla models.
Tesla models take the remaining positions.
These costs assume the average US kWh rate in 2024 of 15 cents. To get a more accurate estimation of your own cost per mile, along with your charging, monthly and annual costs, use the calculator below.
EV electricity cost calculator (incl. cost per month & cost per mile)
See how much it costs you to charge and run your Tesla or Lucid Air without doing the math – use this EV Electricity Cost Calculator.
Simply enter the relevant battery capacity (the full list is above), the relevant kWh/100 mi figure (also listed above), how much you pay per kWh and your estimated annual mileage.
This EV Electricity Cost Calculator is prepopulated with averages and 2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD figures.
OK, now that we know how Tesla and Lucid Air running costs compare, let’s take a look at how much they cost to buy by comparing the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP).
Lucid Air vs Tesla price comparison
All Lucid Air models cost more to buy compared to any Tesla model.
Lucid Air models have an MSRP of $139,000 to $169,000, while 2022 Tesla models have an MSRP of $44,990 to $129,990.
The average MSRP of all Lucid Air models is $159,000, nearly $69k more than Tesla’s 2022 MSRP average of just over $90,000.
Note: as of writing, the MSRP for the 2022 Tesla Model Y RWD is not available. As a result, this figure has not been included in this price comparison for now.
The table below lists the price, from low to high, of all Lucid Air and Tesla models released in 2022.
Lucid Air / Tesla model  Price / MSRP (USD) 
2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD  $44,990 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD  $50,990 
2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD  $58,990 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD  $58,990 
2022 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD  $63,990 
2022 Tesla Model S  $94,990 
2022 Tesla Model X  $104,990 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (20in Wheels)  $126,490 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (22in Wheels)  $126,490 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (19in Wheels)  $129,990 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (21in Wheels)  $129,990 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels  $139,000 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels  $139,000 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels  $169,000 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels  $169,000 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels  $169,000 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels  $169,000 
2022 Tesla Model Y RWD  TBC 
As you can see, the most expensive 2022 Tesla is cheaper to buy than the least expensive Lucid Air model.
Next, let’s take a look at how Tesla and Lucid Air compare in terms of speed.
Is Lucid Air faster than Tesla?
On average, Lucid Air is faster than Tesla. However, the Tesla Model S Plaid has a higher top speed and quicker acceleration than any Lucid Air model.
All Lucid Air models have a faster top speed than all but one Tesla.
On average, Lucid Air models have a faster acceleration. However, some Tesla models reach 0 – 60 mph faster than some Lucid Air models.
Let’s look into this in more detail by comparing the top speed, horsepower, acceleration and torque of all Tesla and Lucid Air models.
Top speed: Tesla vs Lucid Air
The only Tesla model that has a higher top speed than any Lucid Air model is the Tesla Model S Plaid.
Tesla 2022 models have top speeds that range from 135 mph to 200 mph vs Lucid Air’s top speed of 168 mph.
The table below lists the top speed, from high to low, of all 2022 Tesla and Lucid Air models.
Lucid Air / Tesla model  Top speed (mph) 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (19in Wheels)  200 mph 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (21in Wheels)  200 mph 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels  168 mph 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels  168 mph 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels  168 mph 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels  168 mph 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels  168 mph 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels  168 mph 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (20in Wheels)  163 mph 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (22in Wheels)  163 mph 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD  162 mph 
2022 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD  155 mph 
2022 Tesla Model S  155 mph 
2022 Tesla Model X  155 mph 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD  145 mph 
2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD  140 mph 
2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD  135 mph 
2022 Tesla Model Y RWD  135 mph 
As you can see, Lucid Air models have a higher top speed than most Tesla models. However, Tesla takes the top spot in this category.
But how do they compare in terms of horsepower (HP)?
Horsepower comparison
Lucid Air horsepower ranges from 800 HP to 1,111 HP compared to Tesla’s 283 HP to 1,020 HP.
In 2022, Lucid Air has an average HP of 948 vs Tesla’s 644 HP average.
Lucid Air Dream Performance edition has the highest horsepower overall, followed close behind by Tesla’s Model S Plaid and Model X Plaid.
The table below lists the HP, from high to low, of all Lucid Air and Tesla models released in 2022.
Lucid Air / Tesla model  Horsepower (HP) 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels  1,111 HP 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels  1,111 HP 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (19in Wheels)  1,020 HP 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (21in Wheels)  1,020 HP 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (20in Wheels)  1,020 HP 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (22in Wheels)  1,020 HP 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels  933 HP 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels  933 HP 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels  800 HP 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels  800 HP 
2022 Tesla Model S  670 HP 
2022 Tesla Model X  670 HP 
2022 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD  456 HP 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD  450 HP 
2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD  384 HP 
2022 Tesla Model Y RWD  384 HP 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD  346 HP 
2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD  283 HP 
Next, let’s look at another key factor – acceleration.
Tesla vs Lucid Air acceleration
Tesla models can accelerate to 60 mph in as little as 1.99 seconds vs Lucid Air’s best of 2.42 seconds.
Overall, 2022 Tesla models go from 0 – 60 mph in 1.99 to 5.8 seconds (3.4 seconds is the average), while Lucid Air models take 2.42 to 3 seconds (2.71 seconds is the average).
Note: as of writing, the acceleration data for the 2022 Tesla Model Y RWD is not available. As a result, this figure has not been included in this acceleration comparison right now.
The table below lists the acceleration times, from fastest to slowest, for all Lucid Air and Tesla models released in 2022.
Lucid Air / Tesla model  Acceleration: 0 – 60 mph (seconds) 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (19in Wheels)  1.99 s 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (21in Wheels)  1.99 s 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels  2.42 s 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels  2.42 s 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (20in Wheels)  2.5 s 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (22in Wheels)  2.5 s 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels  2.74 s 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels  2.74 s 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels  3 s 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels  3 s 
2022 Tesla Model S  3.1 s 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD  3.1 s 
2022 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD  3.5 s 
2022 Tesla Model X  3.8 s 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD  4.2 s 
2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD  4.8 s 
2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD  5.8 s 
2022 Tesla Model Y RWD  TBC 
As you can see, most Lucid Air models accelerate faster than most Tesla models. However, Tesla wins this category.
Torque plays a key role in acceleration, but so too does weight. So let’s briefly take a look at how these compare.
Torque comparison
The Tesla Model S Plaid has a higher torque than all Lucid Air models.
I’d expect the Model X Plaid to have a higher torque than Lucid Air too, but this data is not available as of writing.
While Tesla wins this category, there is just 25 lbft of torque in the difference between the top performers.
The table below lists the torque, where available, for all 2022 Tesla models along with all Lucid Air models.
Lucid Air / Tesla model  Torque (lbft) 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (19in Wheels)  1,050 lbft 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (21in Wheels)  1,050 lbft 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels  1,025 lbft 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels  1,025 lbft 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels  1,025 lbft 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels  1,025 lbft 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels  885 lbft 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels  885 lbft 
2022 Tesla Model S  690 lbft 
2022 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD  497 lbft 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD  471 lbft 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD  389 lbft 
2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD  376 lbft 
2022 Tesla Model Y RWD  376 lbft 
2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD  307 lbft 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (20in Wheels)  TBC 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (22in Wheels)  TBC 
2022 Tesla Model X  TBC 
This table is arranged from highest to lowest torque.
But what about weight? This has a significant impact on speed too, so let’s take a look at this next.
Tesla and Lucid Air weight comparison
The average weight of a Tesla in 2022 is 4,627 lbs. This is 593 lbs lighter than the average weight of Lucid Air models, which is 5,220 lbs.
Tesla models weigh less than Lucid Air models in general. However, the Tesla Model X Plaid weighs more than all Lucid Air models.
Tesla’s 2022 models weigh between 3,880 lbs and 5,390 lbs, while Lucid Air models weigh from 5,203 lbs to 5,236 lbs.
The most lightweight Tesla is the Model 3 RWD, which is 1,356 lbs lighter than any Lucid Air model.
The heaviest Tesla is the Model X Plaid, which outweighs the heaviest Lucid Air model by 154 lbs.
Note: as of writing, a reliable source for the weight of the Model Y RWD has not been found. As a result, this figure has not been included in these weight comparison figures.
The table below lists the weight, arranged from low to high, of all Tesla and Lucid Air models released in 2022.
Lucid Air / Tesla model  Weight 
2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD  3,880 lbs 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD  4,065 lbs 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD  4,065 lbs 
2022 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD  4,416 lbs 
2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD  4,416 lbs 
2022 Tesla Model S  4,561 lbs 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (19in Wheels)  4,766 lbs 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (21in Wheels)  4,766 lbs 
2022 Tesla Model X  5,185 lbs 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels  5,203 lbs 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels  5,203 lbs 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels  5,203 lbs 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels  5,236 lbs 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels  5,236 lbs 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels  5,236 lbs 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (20in Wheels)  5,390 lbs 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (22in Wheels)  5,390 lbs 
2022 Tesla Model Y RWD  TBC 
Now that the key specs for Tesla and Lucid Air have been compared, next you’ll find all the data combined into one interactive table.
Lucid Air specs vs Tesla (interactive comparison table)
The table below summarizes the Tesla and Lucid Air electricity costs (in 2024), 2022 prices, efficiency and the other specs covered above.
The table is interactive to help you analyse the specs as you see fit. By default, the data is arranged from most efficient to least efficient per mile (i.e. by lowest to highest electricity consumption per mile).
Sort or search the table to see which Tesla or Lucid Air has the most desirable specs for you.
Lucid Air / Tesla model  Battery capacity (kWh)  Cost to charge (USD)  Cost per mile (USD)  Cost per kilometer (USD)  kWh per mile (USD)  kWh per kilometer  kWh/100 mi  kWh/100 km  Charging time (hrs) at home with a standard 240V charger  Range (miles)  Range (kilometers)  Top speed (mph)  Horsepower (HP)  Torque (lbft)  Acceleration: 0 – 60 mph (seconds)  Weight (lbs)  Price / MSRP (USD)  Motor / battery information 

2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD  60  $9.00  $0.038  $0.023  0.25  0.155  25  15.53  10.4  272  437.74  140  283  307  5.8  3,880  $44,990  192 kW AC 3Phase 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD  80  $12.00  $0.039  $0.024  0.26  0.162  26  16.16  11.5  358  576.15  145  346  389  4.2  4,065  $50,990  98 and 195 kW AC 3Phase 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 19in wheels  112  $16.80  $0.039  $0.024  0.26  0.162  26  16.16  13  516  830.42  168  800  885  3  5,203  $139,000  178 and 433kW ACPM 
2022 Tesla Model Y RWD  60  $9.00  $0.039  $0.024  0.26  0.162  26  16.16  8  244  392.68  135  384  376  TBC  TBC  TBC  209 kW AC 3Phase 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 19in wheels  118  $17.70  $0.041  $0.025  0.27  0.168  27  16.78  13  520  836.86  168  933  1,025  2.74  5,203  $169,000  198 and 498kW ACPM 
2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD  75  $11.25  $0.042  $0.026  0.28  0.174  28  17.4  11.5  330  531.08  135  384  376  4.8  4,416  $58,990  91 and 200 kW AC 3Phase 
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring with 21in wheels  112  $16.80  $0.042  $0.026  0.28  0.174  28  17.4  13  469  754.78  168  800  885  3  5,236  $139,000  178 and 433kW ACPM 
2022 Tesla Model S  100  $15.00  $0.042  $0.026  0.28  0.174  28  17.4  15  405  651.78  155  670  690  3.1  4,561  $94,990  247 and 247 kW AC 3Phase 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 19in wheels  118  $17.70  $0.044  $0.027  0.29  0.18  29  18.02  13  471  758  168  1,111  1,025  2.42  5,203  $169,000  370 and 459kW ACPM 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Range with 21in wheels  118  $17.70  $0.044  $0.027  0.29  0.18  29  18.02  13  481  774.09  168  933  1,025  2.74  5,236  $169,000  198 and 498kW ACPM 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (19in Wheels)  100  $15.00  $0.044  $0.027  0.29  0.18  29  18.02  15  396  637.30  200  1,020  1,050  1.99  4,766  $129,990  250, 250 and 250 kW AC 3Phase 
2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD  80  $12.00  $0.045  $0.028  0.3  0.186  30  18.64  10  315  506.94  162  450  471  3.1  4,065  $58,990  131 and 190 kW AC 3Phase 
2022 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD  75  $11.25  $0.045  $0.028  0.3  0.186  30  18.64  11.8  303  487.63  155  456  497  3.5  4,416  $63,990  133 and 179 kW AC 3Phase 
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance with 21in wheels  118  $17.70  $0.045  $0.028  0.3  0.186  30  18.64  13  451  725.81  168  1,111  1,025  2.42  5,236  $169,000  370 and 459kW ACPM 
2022 Tesla Model X  100  $15.00  $0.050  $0.031  0.33  0.205  33  20.51  14  348  560.05  155  670  TBC  3.8  5,185  $104,990  243 and 248 kW AC 3Phase 
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid (21in Wheels)  100  $15.00  $0.050  $0.031  0.33  0.205  33  20.51  15  348  560.05  200  1,020  1,050  1.99  4,766  $129,990  250, 250 and 250 kW AC 3Phase 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (20in Wheels)  100  $15.00  $0.051  $0.032  0.34  0.211  34  21.13  14  333  535.91  163  1,020  TBC  2.5  5,390  $126,490  230, 230 and 230 kW AC 3Phase 
2022 Tesla Model X Plaid (22in Wheels)  100  $15.00  $0.056  $0.034  0.37  0.23  37  22.99  14  311  500.51  163  1,020  TBC  2.5  5,390  $126,490  230, 230 and 230 kW AC 3Phase 
OK, now that we’ve compared Lucid Air specs with Tesla specs, let’s briefly take a look at how you can reduce the cost of charging an EV.
How to reduce the cost of charging EVs
EV charging can account for a significant proportion of household electricity consumption.
For example, the average US household’s electricity usage can increase by 26.9% when charging a Lucid Air twice per month.
However, there are many ways to keep EV electricity costs down.
One really effective cost saving tip is to charge your EV at night, if you’re on an appropriate plan. Typically energy companies offer reduced electricity rates during offpeak hours.
This can cut your EV charging costs in half.
Consider getting in touch with your energy provider to see if a night saver tariff is available and suitable for you.
I’ve listed many other cost saving tips in previous posts. Check out:
 How to reduce the cost of charging a Tesla – 10 tips.
 How to reduce the cost of charging your Lucid Air.
 6 simple tips to reduce the cost of charging your electric car at home.
Final thoughts
Both Tesla and Lucid Air models are premium and efficient EVs.
All of their models can reduce your carbon footprint dramatically, particularly if you’re transitioning from a gasoline vehicle.
They do, however, consume electricity that may be generated from the burning of fossil fuels.
If you’d like to reduce your carbon footprint even more, consider getting in touch with your energy provider and ask about their Green energy options.
If you’re looking for other ways to easily reduce your electricity bills and carbon footprint, check out this 6 Quick Wins Cheat Sheet:

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