Lucid Air surpasses Tesla Model S with 517 mile range per charge
Proceed to Elon Musk. Tesla may be the first company to make an electric car with a range of over 400 miles, but Lucid has some surprising news to tell us.
The startup, once on the verge of collapse, said on TuesdayOnce charged, 517 estimated miles will go to an astonishing place. Five hundred and seventeen miles, people. Today’s is king with a , And in fact, it will stay on top until Lucid actually builds air. But when that happens, it could shock Tesla.
Now, when it comes to startups and wild concepts, it’s easy to bounce the numbers around it. But Lucid did his homework. They took Air to FEV North America to undergo independent testing. There, FEV implemented EPA’s current test cycle with a standard adjustment factor, and which returned a 517-mile limit. In addition to indifferent test results, Lucid said its own tests indicated that the wind would go beyond its original estimate of a range of more than 400 miles.
“A few years ago we revealed our alpha prototype of Lucid Air and promised a range of over 400 miles; a reflection of our technology at the time,” said Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson. “In the intervening period we have achieved a range of technical efficiency, culminating in an unsurpassed degree of energy efficiency.”
Essentially, Lucid feels it was years before the game. However, while the company struggled financially before throwing a lifeline, Also continued to advance its technology. Less than a month ago we were brought in September.
Rawlinson also credited Air’s 900-volt electrical architecture and Atieva, Lucid’s technology arm and battery supplier. Since 2018, Ativa is the official battery supplier for the FIAThe racing series, and frankly, Lucid feels that its experience paid off in producing a production electric car.
“I am delighted that we have achieved an estimated EPA 517 mile range today, while significantly reducing the capacity of our battery packs, reducing vehicle weight and cost and improving interior space.”
This is quite a feat from Lucid, though keeping in mind, you can buy a Tesla Model S today, while you can’tAfter reading this story. Nevertheless, Lucid is still accepting reservations for the luxury sedan and plans to set fire to its production In early 2021. And until Tesla leaves or With its planned 500 miles, Lucid looks as the ultimate winner.