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Longest Range Electric Car is 517 Mile Lucid Air

• https://www.nextbigfuture.com, Brian Wang

The Tesla Model S has a range of just over 400 miles. North American Model S Long Range Plus vehicles have an official EPA-rated range of 402 miles. This was a nearly 20% increase in range when compared to a 2019 Model S 100D with the same battery pack design. The Model S Long Range Plus costs $74,990. It uses a 100 kWh battery.

Lucid Motors uses lithium-ion battery cells sourced from Samsung SDI as the Air's primary powertrain. The base Lucid Air will be equipped with a 75kWh battery with rear-wheel drive and will have 240 mi (386 km) of range. A second battery pack with a capacity of either 100kWh or 130kWh with all-wheel drive can also be equipped.

They use an in-house developed drivetrain. Lucid miniaturized and integrated the Air's motors, transmission, and inverter, and paired this with an ultra-high, 900+ volt architecture to achieve unmatched compactness and efficiency.

Their technology division, Atieva, has supplied battery packs for the entire field of the Formula E racing series since 2018 — and will continue to supply these packs through 2022.


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