A prototype 1,000 HP elektrosetey Lucid Air passed without recharging from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Most of the route the vehicle is driven on the highways at a speed of over 100 kilometers per hour. The distance between the start and end point exceeded 640 kilometers.
According to legend, several employees Lucid Motors took a beta-prototype of the “air” and went from the headquarters of the company in Silicon valley towards Beverly hills, where the summer will open the Bureau of Lucid Studio. At first they drove along the coastal highway Highway 1, and by the evening, after a stop in San Luis Obispo, moved in the heart of Santa Monica. And for all the time electric car charged only once, and the distance between the start and end points of the route exceeded 640 kilometers.
The company use the term “intelligent power reserve” (smart ranger) when talking about efficiency. The concept implies that significant runs without recharging achieved by optimizing energy consumption and not increase the battery capacity. It is known that the battery Lucid Air operates under a voltage of 900 volts, and in theory supports charging capacity of 450-500 kilos.
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.