The automobile industry has recently been inclining towards electrical vehicles and governments are doing everything to support this transition. Tesla has been a pioneer and an example in this field. It has launched smart vehicles and maintained the standard. However, no, the company has a rival, and it might be a threat to Tesla’s models.
Lucid Motors is another automobile company making electric vehicles. It just earned a rating of 520 miles (837 km) from the Environmental Protection Agency for the firm’s model of Air Dream Edition. This makes the Lucid Air the longest-range EV the EPA has ever rated, according to a recent press release.
However, EPA has very specific and low context settings for trials. Hence, the speed and other specifications will perform differently in real road scenarios. This model is the longest-range production EV so far. The company’s CTO and CEO Peter Rawlinson has scored a win as the Air Dream Edition exceeds Tesla’s longest-range vehicle, the Model S Long Range Plus, by a staggering 100 miles (161 km).
The price of this marvel is starting from $169,000. Lucid is considering launching a basic version that will start at $77,400, or possibly $69,000 when combined with a federal EV tax credit.
Dream Edition’s 21-inch wheels were rated for 481 miles (774 km), the Grand Touring was rated at 516 miles (830 km) with 19-inch wheels, and 469 miles (754 km) with 21-inch wheels and the Dream Edition Performance was rated at 471 miles (758 km) for models equipped with 19-inch wheels, and then 451 miles for the others, with slightly larger 21-inch wheels.
The model also has a 113-kWh battery pack with a smart aerodynamic design to increase the car’s range. The specifications will behave differently when exposed to different topography and weather conditions. “The EPA estimates, including EV range, are meant to be a general guideline for consumers when computing vehicles,” read a statement from the agency’s website. “Just like ‘your mileage may vary for gasoline vehicles, your range will vary for EVs.”
This will lead to more advancements in the sector and help reach attaining the zero-carbon goal.