Lucid Air is the first EV with 517 miles of range?
Lucid Motors is very close to breaking Tesla’s dominance in the longest range electric cars since the new EV Air sedan will have 517 miles of range surpassing the Model S
A big surprise comes from Lucid Motors since the new luxury EV Sedan, Air, is expected to have 517 miles (836 km) of range. In fact, this measurement follows the strict EPA protocol and is a value that will be the absolute record for electric vehicle production. Indicatively, the current record belongs to the Tesla Model S Long Range Plus with 402 miles (647 km) on each charge.
The electric Lucid Air was unveiled in prototype form in 2016 and 2017, but problems in the company’s financing delayed the premiere of the production version. After a new investment in 2018, Lucid Motors returned very strong and the model’s premiere was scheduled for April 2020 at the New York Exhibition.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic led to its postponement, with a new date of 9 September 2020. As the premiere approaches, there is a growing number of information about the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan competitor that is expected to impress with its technical features.
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An important element is also that the 517 miles of electric autonomy were confirmed by the independent FEV North America in Auburn Hills, Michigan, which tested a model very close to that of production. Also the Lucid Air that will come out of the production lines looks very much like the corresponding prototypes, maintaining their aerodynamic design (drag factor 0.21 cd) as revealed in the latest teaser.
Lucid Motors has not yet revealed the battery capacity of the Air which is expected to use 900 volt racing-inspired technology, as the subsidiary Atieva is the battery supplier for the Formula E championship. We also know that the efficiency of the electric drive system will be close to 1,000 PS in the launch version, with an acceleration of 0-96 km/h at 2.5″ and a top speed of more than 320 km/h.