Lucid Motors has just published a new video in the Lucid Air learning series videos, this one is on how to charge your Lucid Air. The video goes through the types of batteries in the car, the charge limits, how to access the charge point, how to plug in your Lucid Air, how to stop charging, when to plugin, and how to use fast charging EV stations with pre-conditioning.
Here is the video followed by the transcript:
Welcome back to the Lucid Air learning series. In this video we’re going to show you how to charge your Lucid Air.
Your vehicle has two types of batteries; a high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack that powers the electric powertrain motors and two 12 volt AGM batteries that power your displays and safety systems. When you plug in your vehicle to charge you are charging the high voltage battery pack.
This is the charging screen where you access your vehicle’s charging settings. To set the charge limit tap set charge limit. Your vehicle has two charge, limits daily and distance. Daily is the charge limit for day-to-day charging and is optimized to preserve battery pack life. The distance charge limit allows a full battery charge and is optimized for maximum range. In general, you only want a full charge right before a longer trip, not for day-to-day driving. Once you’ve set the charge limit, tap done.
Your charge port is located between the driver side door and the left front wheel. There are several ways to open and close your charge port door, by pressing the plug button on the left cockpit panel, by pressing the plug button in the Lucid mobile app or by gently pressing the charge port door itself when a recognized key is in range. You can learn about other ways to operate the charge port door in your owner’s manual.
When you’re ready to charge, plug the charging cable into the charge port. Once charging starts, the charging status will display on both the cockpit panel and the pilot panel. You can also see your charging status using the charge port lights. As the battery charges the progress meter will fill up. When charging is complete the meter will be full and glow solid green.
If for any reason you need to stop charging before you reach your set charge limit, you can tap “stop charging” on the pilot panel to stop the flow of energy. Once charging is complete or after pressing the stop charging button, you can unplug the charging cable by pressing the button and pulling gently.
For optimal battery health we recommend you plug your vehicle in whenever you aren’t driving. This allows your battery to charge when your vehicle is otherwise not being used and helps maintain optimal battery temperature.
When you’re at home you can plug in using the Lucid mobile charging cable that comes with your vehicle. The Lucid mobile charging cable is 20 feet long and includes two adapters, one with a plug you can use with a standard wall outlet in your home and one with a plug that fits a 240 volt NEMA 1450 outlet. 240 volt or level 2 charging provides a better faster home charging experience. If you don’t have the right outlet in your home or if you’re unsure, ask a qualified electrician for assistance. When connecting the adapter you want to use make sure it’s inserted firmly and completely into the socket and that the fit is snug. You also have the option to install a Lucid connected home charging station, where you plan to park your vehicle. You can find more information about Lucid’s official installation partner at lucidmotors.com/charging.
When you’re on the road the fastest way to charge is to use a public EV fast charging station. Fast charging stations use direct current and a higher amount of energy to charge your battery much faster than you can at home. Your Lucid air can precondition your battery before fast charging pre-conditioning optimizes the temperature of your battery so you receive the maximum amount of energy from fast charging stations. Start pre-conditioning from the charging screen by tapping start preconditioning about 20 minutes before you intend to plug in. The vehicle will optimize the battery temperature on route to the charging station. If you arrive at the charging station before preconditioning is complete you can still plug in and charging will begin automatically.