Tesla vs. Lucid Motors: Which EV Manufacturer Is Best?

Today, we explore Tesla and Lucid Motors by looking at their specs, must-know facts, and the histories of both EV companies to better understand their overall position within the EV market. After that, we’ll weigh their pros and cons and see which brand comes out on top. 


Founded: 2003 Key Figures: Martin Eberhard, Marc Tarpenning Notable People: Elon Musk Current Number of EVs: Four (Model S, Model X, Model 3, Model Y) Best-Selling EV: Model 3 Price Range: $46,990-$138,990

Lucid Motors

Founded: 2007 Key Figures: Bernard Tse, Sam Weng, Sheaupyng Lin Notable People: Peter Rawlinson Current Number of EVs: One (Lucid Air) Best-Selling EV: Lucid Air Price Range: $77,400-$179,000

Must-Know Facts About Tesla and Lucid Motors

– The 2023 Lucid Air reportedly delivers speeds of 0-60 MPH in 2.6 seconds and an EPA estimated range of 516 miles between charges. – The Tesla with the longest EPA estimated range is the Model S Long Range Plus with 402 miles between charges.

Tesla Pros and Cons

Pros: With four models available now, Tesla has more vehicles to choose from Cons: Frequently embroiled in controversies, both surrounding its batteries and its CEO

Lucid Motors Pros and Cons

Pros: After years as a battery and powertrain manufacturer, you know the Lucid Air will be dependable in these key areas Cons: With only one EV to its name, there’s not much for customers to choose from

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