The Air Dream Edition rates 520 miles on a single full charge.
When it comes to cars and electric seats, all is well and good when comparing acceleration times in parked mode. But the one problem everyone cares about is how far a car can go on a single charge. Rightly or wrongly, US car buyers have decided that a long charge of BEV (for liquid hydrocarbon refueling) should be offset by a wide range. And when it comes to BEV, there's a new king on the hill.
On Thursday, the US Environmental Protection Agency officially announced that it had been awarded the Lucid Air rating. The weather may have been fine here - an independent experiment commissioned by Lucid showed that a combination of ultra-low traction and a heavy-duty 113 kWh battery delivered a range of more than 517 miles (832 km). But the EPA says Lucid has gone further: The Air Dream version is rated at 520 miles (837 km) on a single charge. "Most importantly, the Lucid world has reached this milestone," said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO of Lucid Group. Give the Lucid Air the gift of being super efficient, allowing it to travel more miles using less battery power. Equipped with smaller 19-inch wheels, the 933-hp (695 kW) Air Dream Edition has a range of 520 miles. But if it were fitted with larger 21-inch wheels, that would be reduced to 481 miles (774 km). ( Larger wheels bring more returns, and greater sprint returns.)
The other two Lucid Air variants also received official EPA range ratings.More powerful (1,111 hp/828 kW), the Air Dream can cover Performance Edition 471 miles (758 km) with 19-inch wheels or 451 miles (725 km) with 21-inch wheels. The 800-hp (597 kW) Air Grand Turing engine is about the size of the Dream Edition, with 516 miles (830 km) on the road. Smaller wheels and 469 miles (755 km) on bigger wheels. Slowly.
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