Sedan Lucid Air will be the first 900-volt electric car

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Sedan Lucid Air will be the first 900-volt electric car

Electric sedan premium Lucid Air will officially show in April at the new York auto show. But it is not exactly the kind of car that the company announced in 2017. The journalists talked with the CEO of Lucid Motors Peter Rawlinsons and found out some details about the car. For example, it became known that he would receive 900-volt battery.

In 2017 Lucid Motors stated that the base version of the sedan Air brush up one motor on the rear axle (406 horsepower) and traction battery of 75 kilowatt-hours, allowing you to pass without recharging 386 kilometers. The top version of “air” was supposed to be twin-engine (about a thousand forces), all-wheel drive and long-range – a reserve made up from 507 to 644 kilometers. Two years later, the CEO of the company Peter Rawlinson explained some more details.

So, battery Lucid Air will work under the voltage of 900 volts. For comparison, the Tesla traction electrical system 400 V, Taycan and Porsche – 800. Therefore, the German sedan can be powered from camera power up to 270 kW with the prospect of its increase to 500-500, and the Air will be more. However, the commercial exploitation started only one such a powerful station: it is located in the province of Biscay, Spain, and equipped with four 400-kilowatt terminals. Charging access to the A8 motorway between Ulm and Augsburg in Germany, will offer 450 kilowatts, but they are still experimental.

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In addition, Rawlinson confirmed that his team managed to reduce energy consumption and achieve mileage without recharging 400 miles on the us EPA cycle. And this is not achieved with the previously announced battery 130 kilowatt-hours, and less capacious. Until holds the record for the Tesla Model S with the upgraded battery (100 kWh) drove 373 miles, but Elon Musk recently announced that the company is about to release liftback with a cruising range of 400 miles.

The production version of the Lucid Air show in April at the new York auto show. Its rival in the company, see Mercedes-Benz S-Class.