Electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors announced today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified an estimated 520 miles on a single charge for the company’s Lucid Air Dream Edition range electric sedan.
This move makes the Air Dream Edition the highest range electric car ever on a single charge.
“Efficiency improvements will enable widespread widespread adoption,” CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson said in a press release. “We develop all of our technology in-house, and we have a constant focus on efficiency. Our approach is based on the concept of ‘Smart Range’, which covers incredible distances on a single charge, with the smallest possible battery pack It happens.”
The Air Dream Edition achieves range with 19-inch wheels, while the same car has an estimated 481 miles of range on 21-inch wheels.
On 19-inch and 21-inch wheels respectively, the performance option of the Air Dream Edition gets 471 miles and 451 miles of estimated range.
The Performance option comes with 1,111 horsepower.
For the company’s Grand Touring model, the EPA estimates 516 miles on 19-inch wheels and 469 miles on 21-inch wheels.
The announcement means the Lucid has eclipsed Tesla’s Model S Long Range, which has an EPA estimated range of 405 miles.
As of this fall, the Mercedes-Benz EQS has yet to receive EPA certification, but the WLTP is estimated at about 484 miles.
On the outside, the Air Dream Edition comes in Eureka Gold, Stellar White or Infinite Black.
A hood with two creases facing the windshield sets it apart from its competitors, along with a glass canopy roof.
Both the range and performance options sport a dual-motor powertrain and come standard with all-wheel drive. The Performance can reach zero to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, while it takes the range a hair longer, covering the distance in 2.7 seconds.
Tesla has been selling its models since 2008, making incremental improvements to the range. The Mercedes-Benz EQS is expected to make its US debut this fall.
The Air Dream Edition is a limited run that sells for $169,500 (less than a potential $7,500 federal tax credit), but reservations fill up. Deliveries are expected to begin later this year.