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I now have around 1,600 miles on my Lucid Air Dream. Although snow is not common where I live in Carnation, WA, I had to drive around 250 miles in a snowstorm on Dec 26. I am pleased to report the Dream handled exceptionally well on the snowy roads. Maybe it's the weight and low center of gravity, or the AWD, or the software, but this is probably the best-handling car I've ever had on snow-covered roads.

Just a few glitches/shortcomings:
1) The frunk apparently froze closed, but now opens fine. There is no engine heat up front, to prevent freezing.
2) There is little space in the wheel wells above the tires. This causes snow to accumulate in the wheel wells. It does not hamper performance, but I have to knock out the compacted snow, before putting the car in the garage.
3) Snow builds up on the back of the car, blocking the brake light and license plate.

With regenerative braking, I find I rarely use the brake. In the snow, the regenerative braking seems to work better than braking, as the car knows how to adjust each wheel, to avoid skidding. I find I just need to trust the car, to know how to stop on icy roads. So far, so good.
 

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I don’t expect to drive in the snow more than 4-5 trips a year - this is reassuring (since i no longer get practice)
 

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Did you have to use anything in the roads? Chains/cables? Also, did you have the 21" wheels or the 19"? BTW, that's is great to hear.
 

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This is fantastic news. I wanted to make a trip to Colorado and was worried about snow.

Very curious to know how it handles in snow with the 21s
 

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Good to hear, thanks.
No surprise on the build up in the wheel wells. Fenderbergs.
The regen braking comments are interesting, that may take getting used to.
LED lighting is awesome but it doesn’t make enough heat to melt the snow that gets on the lights
 

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That's true, I did have to sign that no snow chain waiver...didn't know if at that time it was dependent on the tire size you chose or not.
 

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I now have around 1,600 miles on my Lucid Air Dream. Although snow is not common where I live in Carnation, WA, I had to drive around 250 miles in a snowstorm on Dec 26. I am pleased to report the Dream handled exceptionally well on the snowy roads. Maybe it's the weight and low center of gravity, or the AWD, or the software, but this is probably the best-handling car I've ever had on snow-covered roads.

Just a few glitches/shortcomings:
1) The frunk apparently froze closed, but now opens fine. There is no engine heat up front, to prevent freezing.
2) There is little space in the wheel wells above the tires. This causes snow to accumulate in the wheel wells. It does not hamper performance, but I have to knock out the compacted snow, before putting the car in the garage.
3) Snow builds up on the back of the car, blocking the brake light and license plate.

With regenerative braking, I find I rarely use the brake. In the snow, the regenerative braking seems to work better than braking, as the car knows how to adjust each wheel, to avoid skidding. I find I just need to trust the car, to know how to stop on icy roads. So far, so good.
Congrats and thanks for your write up. What's your DE#?
 

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This is fantastic news. I wanted to make a trip to Colorado and was worried about snow.

Very curious to know how it handles in snow with the 21s
I do not recommend that you do this with the summer tires. Anything below 40 degrees causes mayhem with the compound of the tire. Depending on the temp, could also cause cracking/chipping of the rubber, glass effect and is dangerous. Especially in Colorado (Denver, Colorado Springs), where the roads are often in disrepair (massive potholes, etc.). Just do a google on cold weather and summer tires and you will find a lot of information.

I think I am going to be the only person in Florida skating on the 19 inch wheels. All because my wife drives up to Alabma frequently to see our daughter and grand child.
 

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Interesting. Thanks for posting. Mine is just parked in the garage and likely won't see the light of day during our snowy winter. (We're getting about 4-8" today, upper midwest). I have the 21". I'm trying to decide if I should just order all-season (no snow tires available yet in those sizes). I asked if they'd sell me a set of 19", the answer was a hard no. I have an Etron SUV, but it'd be nice to have the range in case I need to go somewhere far in winter.

RE: snow piling up in the wheel wells. My Etron does that. It is rather annoying. It sometimes impacts performance. But it is part of living in snowy climates.

RE: Frozen openings. That's fairly normal. My Etron's doors sometimes freeze. I never use the 'frunk' in the Etron since it's comically-small. But the trunk froze on me once.

Snow piling up on the back of the car means the snow is being driven back there. Good. Did you see any snow pile up in the nostrils of the car? (the air holes above the lights).


I now have around 1,600 miles on my Lucid Air Dream. Although snow is not common where I live in Carnation, WA, I had to drive around 250 miles in a snowstorm on Dec 26. I am pleased to report the Dream handled exceptionally well on the snowy roads. Maybe it's the weight and low center of gravity, or the AWD, or the software, but this is probably the best-handling car I've ever had on snow-covered roads.

Just a few glitches/shortcomings:
1) The frunk apparently froze closed, but now opens fine. There is no engine heat up front, to prevent freezing.
2) There is little space in the wheel wells above the tires. This causes snow to accumulate in the wheel wells. It does not hamper performance, but I have to knock out the compacted snow, before putting the car in the garage.
3) Snow builds up on the back of the car, blocking the brake light and license plate.

With regenerative braking, I find I rarely use the brake. In the snow, the regenerative braking seems to work better than braking, as the car knows how to adjust each wheel, to avoid skidding. I find I just need to trust the car, to know how to stop on icy roads. So far, so good.
 

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I asked if they'd sell me a set of 19", the answer was a hard no.
Ouch! I was on the fence between the 19s and 21s. I actually called back once my (GT) order was in to change (again) back to the 21s and told my DA I'd just order a set of the 19s if I decided to drive up where it snows. I assumed they would be available.
 

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Ouch! I was on the fence between the 19s and 21s. I actually called back once my (GT) order was in to change (again) back to the 21s and told my DA I'd just order a set of the 19s if I decided to drive up where it snows. I assumed they would be available.

I gambled on that (unofficial) advice. Eventually, I am sure they will be available.

also glaringly not available: all weather floor mats. My car has 23 miles on it, and the floor is already dirty:(
 

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I gambled on that (unofficial) advice. Eventually, I am sure they will be available.

also glaringly not available: all weather floor mats. My car has 23 miles on it, and the floor is already dirty:(
Agree. The floor mats are very nice, but they get dirty and ugly quickly. I'm going to have to clean them frequently. Such a beautiful car, but nasty dirty floor mats.
 

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I gambled on that (unofficial) advice. Eventually, I am sure they will be available.

also glaringly not available: all weather floor mats. My car has 23 miles on it, and the floor is already dirty:(
I asked my high-up contact about both of these, because I care about them too. No word on all weather floor mats, but pricing for wheels and tires should be finalized in a few weeks, though that says nothing about supply.

The 19s will definitely be available for purchase; it is just a matter of when.

For now, I would recommend the motor trend all weather floor mats and cut them to size (if necessary).
 

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Does anyone have winter tires on yet.

I can't see running the summer Pirelli rubber in winter.

Sorry about the dirty looking interior.

No matter what mats you use, the off white is going to look bad at some point.

I bash Lucid at every opportunity for this poor choice of interior schemes.

I hope they offer a black carpet and matching front and rear leather color at some point in all of the color schemes.
 

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No, just 1 section on each mat. And I love the color scheme, yea it's going to look dirty but you can protect it! Seats and sides are amazing. I don't mind wiping down my kids footprints!
 
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