On August 26th, Lucid Motors, a new force in the American car industry, announced that the capacity of the battery pack used in the electric car Lucid Air is 113 kWh, rather than the previously planned 130 kWh. According to reports, after conducting a range test, Lucid Air found that using a 113 kWh battery pack, with improved battery efficiency, could achieve a range of 517 miles (about 832 kilometers).
The EPA range of Lucid Air is 517 miles (about 832 kilometers), which is 115 miles (about 185 kilometers) longer than that of the current longest-range Tesla Model S. Behind such strong endurance capability, Lucid Air adopts a 900V high-voltage battery system, a drag coefficient of 0.21 Cd, and 2170 battery cells provided by LG Chem. The battery pack capacity used is 113 kWh, which is 13% larger than the 100 kWh battery pack capacity used in the Tesla Model S, but endurance has been improved by nearly 30%.
Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO of Lucid Motors, said: “Lucid Air has not only outstanding endurance, but also makes breakthroughs in overall vehicle efficiency by reducing the size of the battery through its internal technology.”
Lucid Air will be officially released on September 9th, 2020, and specific details and final prices will also be announced then. As for whether it can achieve such long endurance, we can look forward to the performance of Lucid Air after actual testing.
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