Lucid Air earns five star Euro NCAP safety rating

The Lucid Air is currently only available in Canada and the United States, but despite that the luxury electric sedan has yet to be safety tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The timeline for the Air to expand outside of North American and into Europe is still unclear, but it looks like it may be soon as it was recently tested by Euro NCAP, and it passed with flying colours.

According to the safety organization the 2022 Lucid Air earned a perfect five star rating, the same score awarded to the Tesla Model S just a few weeks ago.

For the Air its highest scores were in the Adult and Child Occupant categories, where it scored 90% and 91% respectively. Euro NCAP said that the Air remained stable in their crash testing, and that the driver and passenger would be well protected in most crashes.

The Air scored 24 our 24 for crash test performance based on 6 and 10 year old children, and 34.2 points (90%) for adult occupants.

The lowest score for the 2022 Lucid Air was in the Vulnerable Road User category, which includes pedestrians and cyclists. In this category the Air scored 28.2 out of a possible 36 points.

The Air’s Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) performed “well in tests of its response to pedestrians and adequately in tests of its response to cyclists,” Euro NCAP explained.—crash—safety-tests—2022/a/1ee032d0-ed3c-4111-95f3-eb1e54dd4139

Safety Assist scored higher at 84%, which again measures the car’s AEB system but in vehicle-to-vehicle scenarios, as well as its lane keeping and speed assistance systems.

“The lane support system gently corrects the vehicle’s path if it is drifting out of lane, and also intervenes in some more critical situations. The speed assistance system identifies the local speed limit, and the driver can choose to let the car adjust the speed limiter accordingly,” Euro NCAP said.

You can read the full Euro NCAP report on the Lucid Air, and see a video of the crash testing below.

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