Lucid, California-based startup has announced that all its sedan type cars will have the capacity to travel range of 517 miles on a single charge. It’s expected that the primary work of the car has been completed whereas the production is expected to be started around September of this month. Cars won’t be available for the customers until early 2021. Lucid claims that this will be the first type of EV car to achieve a huge range on a single charge. Many giants in the automobile industry are working on developing electric cars, Tesla is one of the successful electric car manufacturing company that has introduced electric cars with many advance features like semi-automatic self-driving.
Currently, Tesla has produced many three models of electric vehicles which holds the first place in producing electric cars that could reach a distance of 402 miles on a single charge. This was measured by the Environmental Protection Agency which is responsible to test the efficiency of the car during the initial commercial release. There are many electric vehicles that are available in the market which are capable of travel of range of around 200-300 miles while many cars deliver much less. During one of the recent interviews, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that their upcoming project next-generation Tesla Roadster will have a range of 620 miles.
The company has been working on inventing advanced features on electronic vehicles. It will be a great advantage for the Lucid motors to have an electronic vehicle that could travel more than 500 miles on a single charge. The company made its initial announcement about the prototype of the electric car long back in 2016. Lucid Motors CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson have experience in working with Elon Musk during his initial days of inventing Tesla’s Model S. Rawlinson led a core team that involves analyzing the design pattern and performance of the Tesla’s first electric car. He has said that Lucid’s Air will be far more than the Tesla Model S which is currently available in the market. Air provides a healthy competition over the interior design which assures luxury and comfort for the customers during their long travel. The performance of the car is being analyzed by the teams of experts who believe that car has the ability to reach zero to 60mph in 2.5 seconds.
Every car has to undergo independent range verification, Lucid has announced that this verification is done by FEV North America, an automotive powertrain and engineering company. This company is popularly known among the automobile enthusiast for their work in designing and development of engines. This company provides auto manufacturers with testing and instrumentation. This company has a standard and protocols that closely match the EPA’s standard testing procedure.
The range delivered by the vehicle is closely determined with the EPA rules along with that it also goes along with Europe’s Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). WLTP has more optimized standard when compared with the EPA. During one of the recent interviews, Rawlinson called Lucid Air as “a landmark in the history of EV” and thanked its core team members who worked hard in achieving this landmark. The company has spent more time and men in their research and development to innovate this electronic car. Lucid was earlier planning for unveiling Air at New York International Auto Show in April. Unfortunately, this show has been cancelled due to the global lockdown. After this announcement from Lucid about their high range cars on a single charge many international press and media are focusing on Tesla, which is planning on hosting a “battery day” in September which is expected to deliver some interesting study over battery tech.