Last week Lucid announced that the Lucid Air has an estimated 517 mile driving range, which is longer than any EV yet. Now Lucid is ready for another big announcement – the Lucid Air will recharge faster than any other electric vehicle thanks to its 900V+ architecture.
The Lucid Air will be able to recharge faster than any EV currently on the market with at up to 20 miles per minute. That means that owners will be able to add up to 300 miles of range in only 20 minutes. Lucid was able to achieve this thanks to a ultra-high 900V+ electrical architecture, custom lithium-ion battery cells, an advanced battery and thermal management system.
Lucid also offers the “Wunderbox” onboard charging unit that it says “combines several usually separated functionalities into one package-efficient and structurally integrated housing.” The charging unit gives the Lucid Air full interoperability with public charging infrastructure, including the latest 350kW fast-charging infrastructure. Owners will also get three years of 350-kilowatt DC fast charging for free from Electrify America.
“We designed every aspect of the Lucid Air and its platform in-house to be hyper-efficient, from the powertrain to the aerodynamics, and we’ve set several new benchmarks through these efforts including the longest range EV with an estimated EPA range of 517 miles,” said Eric Bach, Vice President of Hardware Engineering, Lucid Motors. “With our ultra-high voltage 900V+ electrical architecture and the proprietary Wunderbox, we have significantly increased the speed of energy getting into, around, and even out of the vehicle, delivering the world’s fastest charging EV packed with future-ready charging features.”
The Lucid Air will debut on September 9, 2020 and the first deliveries are set for early 2021.