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I have an e-Tron and my experience with EA has been abysmal. The chargers are so unreliable and your car hardly every gets the speed advertised. Every charging stop up the I5 corridor in CA has issues from chargers not starting to delivering slow speeds. You either have play musical chairs by moving the car to multiple chargers to get one that works properly or constantly call EA to reset the charger and pray the reset fixes the issue. EA blames the car but using non EA chargers I get the max speed the charger can deliver albeit slower because EA are the only ones with the majority of chargers over 100Kw.

Issue 1 seems to be the activation and I suspect it's trying to phone home on some crappy dial up connection or wireless LTE signal and due to poor coverage etc. it can't verify the payment and won't start. Issue 2 seems to be the speed and on that front I suspect the cables can't keep cool so the speed gets slowed down to a crawl. All the chargers on the I5 are out in the open and most locations in the blistering heat. I actually burnt my hand on a charging plug when connecting it to the car due to it being 110 outside and no shelter over the chargers.

Lucid may be able to get 300Kw+ but I suspect EA chargers are going to kill any hope of getting those speeds for a long period of time and will drastically slow down.
 

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Yes, it's the fastest charging vehicle tested but Lucid's claims are starting to come off as a little shady to me. 303Kw for a few mins may get you that record but it tapers off pretty quickly. I suspect the Taycan and E-Tron GT could get up to those speeds also if they wanted even for 30 seconds to claim the award. KIA EV6 has now surpassed Lucid as the fastest charging EV in the world in terms of miles per minute added.

I'm a fan of the company but when you claim you have the longest range in the world but then have one of the largest batteries in an EV to deliver it then it becomes counterintuitive. From what i've read, it's still an efficient vehicle and surpasses the Model S but throwing in a bigger battery to make it seem way larger than it actually is and charging over 300Kw for a few mins to claim the fastest charging is just bad marketing in my opinion. People are looking for anything to see Lucid fail and this just feeds the trolls. This video alone led people to call them a bunch of liars on the 118Kw battery because the video showed it delivered 134Kw (even though Tom explained energy loss).
 
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