The first EV with a range of more than 500 miles

Lucid Motors’ Air Dream Edition is the first EV to exceed 500 miles of range. The impressive electric sedan has received a range of 520 miles from the Environmental Protection Agency, making the EV the longest range ever rated by the organization.

The EPA rating attests to Lucid’s claim that its upcoming electric sedan would be the EV with the largest production range on the market. It also represents a win for Lucid Motors and CTO CEO Peter Rawlinson, who led the development of the Model S when he worked at Tesla and said Air would surpass Elon Musk’s company in terms of range, luxury, acceleration and price.

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The Air Dream Edition surpasses the longest-range Tesla, the Model S Long Range Plus, for about 100 miles. But this additional range will come at a cost, with the Dream Edition with 19-inch wheels starting at $169,000. If this price seems excessive to you, it might be best to wait until 2022, when Lucid plans to release a base model that starts at $77,400.

The EPA also rated the various other models, including the Dream Edition with 21-inch wheels (481 miles), the Dream Edition Performance (471 miles with 19-inch wheels and 451 miles with 21-inch wheels) and the Grand Touring (516 miles with 19-inch wheels and 469 miles with 21-inch wheels).

Air’s 113kWh battery, as well as its aerodynamic design, contribute to the vehicle’s impressive range. Of course, the range is highly subjective, and the EPA rating is meant to present a snapshot of Air’s performance under the specific circumstances of the organization’s testing process. It typically excludes factors such as steep hill uphills and the effects of cold weather.


“The EPA’s estimates, including the EV range, are intended to be a general guideline for consumers when comparing vehicles,” the agency says on its website. “Like” your mileage may vary “for gasoline-powered vehicles, your range will vary for electrification vehicles.”

EV range is determined independently by EPA, as well as by Europe’s Global Standard Light Vehicle Control Process (WLTP), which are usually more optimistic than EPA.


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