In June the Tesla Model S became the first EV with a driving range over 400 miles with its 402 mile EPA rating. Well it looks like the Model S is about to lose that title, since the upcoming Lucid Air has just received an estimated EPA range of 517 miles.
This means that the Lucid Air is now the longest range electric vehicle yet.
“I’m delighted that the Lucid Air has been independently verified by FEV to achieve an estimated EPA range of 517 miles, and that this landmark in the history of EV development has been achieved entirely through Lucid’s in-house technology,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO of Lucid Motors. “I believe that our 900-volt architecture, our race proven battery packs, miniaturized motors and power electronics, integrated transmission systems, aerodynamics, chassis and thermal systems, software, and overall system efficiency has now reached a stage where it collectively sets a new standard and delivers a host of ‘world’s firsts.’”
The production version of the Lucid Air is finally going to be revealed on September 9, 2020. We still don’t know how much it will cost yet. Last month Lucid did announce that the Air will also get its DreamDrive driver assistance tech, which uses 32 sensors, including Lidar.