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What It’s Like to Drive 11 Hours in a $169,000 Lucid Air Electric Car

Forget “hypermiling.” This is how a normal drive goes.

Pricing starts at $169,000 for the 2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance version. 

Pricing starts at $169,000 for the 2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance version. 

Photographer: Hannah Elliott/Bloomberg

In a perfect world, taking the scenic route—and making it in one charge—would not be mutually exclusive. We wouldn’t have to choose between driving electric vehicles and having fun.

But even the best EVs from Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Tesla can barely make it from Los Angeles to Las Vegas on one charge, let alone to San Francisco. But we’re getting closer. Earlier this month, Mercedes announced that its EQXX prototype had reached 621 miles on a single charge, a benchmark that beat what had previously boasted the most range: the Lucid Air.