Youtuber Alex Guberman shares a glimpse of a Lucid Air vs. Tesla Model S Quarter-mile race. Through his twitter account, he says to “stay tuned for the results”. In recent news, we saw that Lucid Air is going to have killer EPA range of over 500 miles. The CEO words weren’t just a marketing talk to create a hype, Lucid has now released the results of an independent test of the Air based on the EPA test cycle and according to this, the air has a stellar range of 517 miles. This figure is much greater than any of Tesla’s models that are currently in production.
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“Aerodynamic efficiency plays a key role in achieving world-beating range and performance and is particularly valuable to an EV in that it provides ‘smart range’ independent of battery pack size. So naturally, we intensively focused upon aerodynamics throughout the Lucid Air’s development. Our aero team worked seamlessly with design and engineering counterparts, establishing aero efficiency as a core tenet of Lucid Air from its very inception, enabling us to achieve this new standard,” Rawlinson said.
Yes, fastest Tesla to date
— E for Electric (@EforElectric) August 20, 2020
Because of Lucid’s cutting edge battery technology, Formula E cars achieved full race distance for the first time. The company claims the Air will have the ability to charge at rates of up to 20 miles per minute which translates to 300 miles in about 20 minutes. This charging time can be made possible by using a 900-volt charger with a peak charging rate of over 300 kW. By comparison, Tesla Model 3 can pump out 250 kW, which converts to 15 miles per minute of charge.