Lucid is hoping to certify the car for 517 miles, too—which means the big-battery version of the Air will catapult well ahead of Tesla’s Model S.
Having read the article I'm not sure what the proprietary technology in this car really is. Running at the higher voltage sounds advantageous, but is it practical since the charging infrastructure is not there to take advantage of the higher voltage (faster charging)....Hopefully Lucids advantaged technology can be licensed to other OEMs to ensure its longevity
I wouldn't bet on this, because the better the number is, the harder to achieve practically.It gets 4.5mi per kWh which it's better than any other EV out there (my Fiat 500e got 4.6mi per kWh)
My first ever trip in I-Pace bringing it from the dealership in CA to AZ was 630 mi. Did it in single run. Took me 16 hrs being totally new to the charging infrastructure and car specifics.EVs just suck for long distances.
The claim from the CEO is this figure is going 65-70mph with AC on, multiple attempts, back and forth, so it's real world range.I wouldn't bet on this, because the better the number is, the harder to achieve practically.
Turn on an AC, kick a little harder, get a bit of a wind or sub-optimal temperature, and it's back to 2.5..3 mi/KWh no matter how efficient the drive train is in ideal conditions.
Higher capacity is probably the only answer, but then weight and size need to be mitigated.
This was from another interview from a few days ago, but I agree with your figures.Hmm... In another spot, "Rawlinson says the car is approaching 4 miles per kWh. Very, very efficient."
Also, quick calculation shows that the AC takes 60..70 Wh per mi going 60 mph (perfectly correlates with MS observations). That's 20..25% right away, so the drivetrain only would be less than 200 Wh/mi for 2+ ton high-performance full-sizer ? Hmm...
Anyway, never mind, discussing early numbers and journalists interpretations is rarely fruitful. I just hope it's closer to the reality than it seems right now.
Hes not a showman like Musk and I attribute the technological marvel that was the Model S to Rawlinson, Toyota and Daimler.Very interesting interview with the Lucid CEO & Ben Sullins. He’s a lot more grounded than Musk.
Will Lucid Win the Luxury EV Market? Interview with CEO Peter Rawlinson – Ben Sullins
Yes, The whole company concept is a copy of Tesla.In 2 years they're projecting a sub $70,000 price. The interior is absolutely gorgeous...like no other BEV I've seen. This will definitely give the MS a run for its money with its far superior luxury quotient.
As for the stores, they've definitely copied the Tesla design philosophy and one upped it.
Tesla M3 sales support this. If a premium brand manufacturer came up with a small EV sedan it would sell well. They need to get price within the ballpark of similar ICE car. BMW 3 series, Audi A4, Jag XE sized and priced 25% more. Not sure if possible. I don't need a Rivian or Hummer as daily driver.It's interesting that they decided to go for the dying breed: sedan (saloon). Everyone is piling on to the Crossover/SUV segment but the greater surface area of those taller vehicles and their greater weight conspire to keep the range down. A sedan allows for longer range, so while ICE sedans are losing market share, it makes sense to place a bet on EV sedans.