Lucid Motors is finally ready with branded accessories. The California-based electric car maker used the same members who developed the Air to develop the first four secondary market options while maintaining a cohesive aesthetic with the six-figure electric sedan. The $1,200 Connected Home Charging Station is likely to be the most desired item for owners. The small, sleek, Wi-Fi-enabled black box makes the most of its Level 2 AC charging capabilities, supporting the 19.2kW of charging that the Air is capable of and delivering an 80-mile range battery pack every hour. It’s also bi-directional, capable of feeding juice back to the home’s energy storage system via a “lightweight” 24-foot cable. The station doubles the charging power of the mobile charging cable that comes with all Air trims, which is 9.6kW, allowing you to travel 40 miles for every hour of connection.

It’s not cheap, but it’s worth it as a luxury item luxury car, and that’s still less than the Ford Charge Station Pro, which retails for $1,310. Tesla recently revamped its charging options with a third-generation wall plug for $400. It’s compatible with almost all electric vehicles, but it maxes out at 11.5kW, which is lower than the 19.2kW capacity of the second-generation charger.

The rest of the accessories cater to the “active lifestyle” that automakers consistently refer to as the ideal demographic. The $500 black aluminum crossbars slot neatly into slots in the roof. They support 165 pounds, are said to have “minimal aerodynamic impact,” and work with a number of standard Yakima mounts to hold your outdoor gear. A cargo pod was created to fit on those bars, adding 11.47 cubic feet of storage space to the Air’s already voluminous 32.5-foot interior cargo space with the second-row seats up. However, it’s a shame what the wind and the elements will do to the Capsule; the gloss and matte black finish on the ABS shell is really clean. The cover can be opened from either side of the vehicle and is equipped with internal lighting to calm rummaging in the dark. We still don’t know why the Capsule costs $2,000, but we’d like to find out.

Finally, a $250 set of all-weather floor mats will help keep the Earth out of the car rather than becoming part of the Air’s carpeting. Strong, non-slip, waterproof, with raised sides to prevent mud spilling, they are shaded to match the Air’s interior in shades of Ceramic, Graphite, Saddle and Black.

To be honest, the last three pieces of gear sound like preparation for the Lucid Gravity SUV is expected to arrive next year, although press photos for the Gravity show a slimmer roof box than the Air unit.

Accessories can be ordered now at the Lucid store, deliveries are scheduled to begin by the end of the year. The Home Charging Station is the only limited item sold in limited quantities until 2023.

Related video:

https://www.autoblog.com/2022/10/31/lucid-motors-accessories-charging-station-crossbars-cargo-capsule-mats/

Previous articleHere’s why you should buy a Porsche 944 now
Next articleFord is reportedly issuing an ultimatum to underperforming employees: tune it up or be fired