In the following year, Lucid Motors will launch its mass-produced Lucid Air in about two months, according tomedia. Later this year, the car will enter production. If Lucid’s new car isn’t very well known, one of its best-known is that it achieved a 400-mile range during the EPA test cycle.
Peter Rawlinson, the company’s CEO, told the media that Lucid Air can travel 400 miles on the highway. By contrast, the top driver on the market today, the Tesla Model S Long Range, has a range of only 373 miles. But Elon Musk, the company’s CEO, said on the company’s fourth-quarter earnings conference call that the car could also be upgraded to 400 miles. However, Rawlinson’s comments suggest that more than 400 miles is very, very likely — if it can travel 400 miles on the highway.
And the way Lucid wants to reach this amazing number isn’t just about the pursuit of a giant battery. All information points to the car using a 100 kWh or 100 kWh battery pack. That is, instead of doing it much more, the engineering team examined almost every component to reduce rolling losses, increase aerodynamics, and ensure that the 100 kWh was used in the most efficient way.
Lucid Air is expected to make its New York debut in April.