Lucid Introduces New Home Electric Car Charger That Adds 80 Miles Of Range Per Hour

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It's nearly twice as fast as Tesla's J1772 Wall Connector.

Despite Lucid's production woes, it continues to make massive strides in the EV segment. The Lucid Air Dream Edition was the first-ever EV to receive an EPA-estimated range of over 500 miles. The Air Grand Touring currently holds the record with an EPA-estimated range of 516 miles.

Lucid is now making ownership even more attractive via a new official line of accessories, including its first at-home charging station. This follows only a few days after Tesla announced an all-new charger for non-Tesla products.

Lucid's at-home charger can support up to 19.2 kW of electrical power, which has the potential to charge up to 80 miles per hour. This is double the rate compared to charging via the cable supplied with the car. It's also nearly double the rate at which Tesla's J1772 Wall Connector charges an EV.

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Lucid says it set out to build an at-home solution in the smallest possible enclosure, matching what is currently available on the market. But it also needed to deliver significantly more charging power and look good at the same time. The result is the elegant black casing and 24-foot charging cable you see here. It can be mounted indoors or outdoors.

Unlike other at-home solutions, Lucid's charging station is equipped with hardware ready for bi-directional power flow. It also connects to your home's Wi-Fi network and can receive over-the-air updates.

Essentially, the car will fully integrate into your home and will serve as much more than just a mere transportation device. When electricity demand is at its peak, the house can feed off the car. When demand and pricing are lower, the car charges back up.

The Lucid Connected Home Charging Station retails for $1,200, which is small change compared to the price of the car.

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The at-home charger is obviously the highlight, but Lucid also announced the Cargo Capsule, Crossbars, and All-Weather Mats for the Air.

The Cargo Capsule was designed in-house so Lucid could optimize the aerodynamic flow. It adds 11.47 cubic feet of cargo capacity to the existing 32.5 cubes you'll find in the trunk. It's only available in black, but you can choose between a matte or gloss finish.

While Lucid claims it was designed to maximize range, it failed to provide a claimed figure for a Lucid Air with the Cargo Capsule mounted to the roof. As we know, aerodynamic efficiency is critical when it comes to EVs, so we're looking forward to the first confirmed results.

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Lucid's Crossbars were designed with the car's sloping roof in mind. According to Lucid, these aluminum bars can support up to 165 pounds with minimal impact on aerodynamic efficiency. The crossbars are compatible with several Yakima mounts, including those for bikes, surfboards, and kayaks.

The All-Weather Mats are self-explanatory and likely the result of customer feedback. All mats are non-slip and waterproof and feature raised edges. Available colors include Ceramic, Graphite, Saddle, and Black.

The Cargo Capsule sells for $2,000, while the Crossbars cost $500. A complete set of mats for the interior retails for $250.

The full range of Lucid accessories can be ordered now and is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2022, with the Cargo Capsule available in early 2023. The Lucid Connected Home Charging Station will initially be open in limited quantities until 2023.

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