The Lucid Air sedan is expected to go into production at a plant in Arizona in 2021.
The first all-electric car from Lucid Motors is expected to set a new industry benchmark — and record — with more than 500 miles of range per charge, easily topping leading EVs from Tesla, General Motors and others.
The California-based start-up Tuesday said its Lucid Air sedan is estimated to achieve an EPA-rated range of 517 miles on a single charge. The results were verified by engineering consulting firm FEV North America.
“It’s unprecedented. It’s a big step forward,” Peter Rawlinson, Lucid Motors CEO and chief technology officer, told CNBC. “How we were able to achieve that is a holistic view of all the technology in the car.”
Most electric vehicles on the market today have a range of under 300 miles, while GM and others have said their future vehicles could top 400 miles. A version of Tesla’s industry-leading Model S sedan has an EPA-rated range of 402 miles per charge.
Lucid took a slight jab at Tesla, Rawlinson’s former employer, in a teaser video last week on social media of an odometer accelerating to 402 miles and then