North America’s Lucid Motors have created a world beating electric car when it comes to battery range. Their Lucid Air delivers a staggering 517 miles from a single charge. This state-of-the-art car achieved this during a standard EPA test, which offers the electric car equivalent of miles per gallon, when it was independently tested at FEV, who are a Michigan-based leading engineering services provider.
Lucid Air achieved this record result using proprietary technology and meticulous engineering throughout the design process to achieve maximum efficiency and performance. The motors, transmission and inverter were all miniaturised and integrated. These were then combined with an ultra-high, 900+ volt architecture to achieve an unsurpassed compact and efficient set-up.
Lucid Air’s battery packs have been continually developed and refined over the last 10 years with 20 million real-world test miles. This draws upon the company’s expertise from their technology division, Atieva, who have supplied battery packs for the entire field of the Formula E racing series since 2018, and will continue to do so through 2022. This has resulted in a battery that provides unmatched performance, energy and safety. This exciting new electric car will be launched on 9 September this year and will be priced at £40,190 ($52,500).
CEO, Peter Rawlinson, said: “I believe that our 900-volt architecture, our race-proven battery packs, miniaturised motors and power electronics, integrated transmission systems, aerodynamics, chassis and thermal systems, software, and overall system efficiency have now reached a stage where they collectively set a new standard and deliver a host of ‘world’s firsts.’”