The new record? Lucid Air promises more than 800 km without recharging

The new record? Lucid Air promises more than 800 km without recharging

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Electric sedan Lucid Air on a single charge to drive up to 517 miles, which is about 832 kilometers. Figures confirmed by independent engineering company FEV North America, which certifies car by EPA standards.

Cityradio Lucid Air is the brainchild of American startup Lucid Motors. Its platform, powerplant and battery developed internally, that allows to achieve high efficiency both for separate elements and the system as a whole. Traction battery “air” works under the voltage of 900 volts and the characteristics close to the batteries of electric cars racing. Complement its miniature motors, integrated transmission and thermal control system, which, according to the manufacturer, establish a “new world standards”.

The development of only one battery pack lasted for more than 10 years and during that time equipped with them, the prototypes travelled over 20 million miles. And to work on the batteries was attracted by the technology Department is the most Lucid Motors: firm Atieva 2018 acts as a supplier of high-voltage systems for the racing series Formula E.

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Most long-range – that is, capable of over 800 miles without recharging – probably the top version of the Air with two electric motors (1013 HP), all-wheel drive and a battery of 130 kilowatt-hours. While the official holds the record for Tesla Model S Long Range Plus: 402 miles or 647 miles on the EPA cycle. However, the battery on the “Tesla” modest – a total of 100 kilowatt-hours.

The world premiere of the sedan Lucid Air is scheduled for September 9, 2020. Release sedans will plant in Casa Grande, Arizona, USA. Price welcome the release of $ 165,000.

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