Following the official EPA standard testing procedure on the Lucid Air, an estimated EPA range of 517 miles (over 830km) was achieved on a single charge. This new benchmark confirms the Lucid Air has the longest range electric car to date.
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is a major investor in Lucid Motors. The PIF agreed a $1 billion investment deal with Lucid Motors two years ago to develop the car at a factory in Arizona. The plant initially will have an annual capacity of 34,000 vehicles, building toward 360,000 about seven years later.
How did they do it?
Well, they used their proprietary tech and dug right into every centimeter with engineering precision.
Lucid miniaturized and integrated the Air’s motors, transmission, and inverter, and paired this with an ultra-high, 900+ volt architecture to achieve unmatched compactness and efficiency.
“I believe that our 900-volt architecture, our race-proven battery packs, miniaturized motors and power electronics, integrated transmission systems, aerodynamics, chassis and thermal systems, software, and overall system efficiency have now reached a stage where they collectively set a new standard and deliver a host of ‘world’s firsts,’” said CEO Peter Rawlinson.
They also spent a heck of a lot of time on refining and developing the battery. 10 years and 20 milliion real-world miles in fact. Plus, expertise is lent from Atieva, their technology division, which has supplied battery packs for the entire field of the Formula E since 2018. The result for the Lucid Air is a battery system that provides unparalleled safety, performance, and energy density in a form sculpted around the occupant cabin.
Global reveal on 9.9.2020
Only weeks away, the Lucid Air production unit will officially make its global debut on September 9 at 5am UAE time (6pm PDT). If you haven’t visited their website yet, we recommend you do so. There you can personally customize reveal experience. With every OEM going on the virtual reveals, I think Lucid’s will be by far the best.