The Lucid Air has More Range than Any Other EV

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Photo credit: Lucid
Photo credit: Lucid

As we finally approach the official sales debut of the Lucid Air, final specs surrounding the vehicle are starting to come into focus. Lucid Motors has just announced the official EPA range figures for the Air lineup, reshaping the standard for EVs in the process. That is because the Lucid Air Dream Edition Range is capable of going up to 520 miles per charge, which is more than 100 miles further than any other EV currently on sale.

The Lucid Air Dream Edition Range falls in the middle of the automaker's lineup in terms of output and features a 933-hp electric powertrain. It is worth noting however that the 520-mile range figure is applicable only to models equipped with the smaller 19-inch wheels. Step up to the larger 21-inch units and the range figure drops to 481 miles. Lucid also offers a more powerful variant of the Dream Edition known as the Performance, which packs a more potent 1111 hp. The added shove does come with a range penalty, as Dream Performance trim arrives with EPA-rated range figures of 471 or 451 miles, again respective of wheel size. If you missed your chance to order a Dream Edition model, the 800-hp Grand Touring trim provides 516 or 469 miles respectively. For reference, the Tesla Model S Long Range Plus has an EPA-rated range of just 412 miles per charge.

Photo credit: Lucid Motors
Photo credit: Lucid Motors

With these official ratings, the Lucid Air now holds the top six positions on the EPA's range board for EVs. That is incredibly impressive, especially for the company's first production model. Better yet, Lucid isn't done cranking out variants of the Air. We know that a base-model Pure trim is expected to arrive in the future, which Lucid estimates will provide 480 hp and 406 miles of range. Considering the automaker was quite accurate with its predictions for the current trim levels, we expect those numbers not to stray too far from reality.

The Air was supposed to start arriving to customers during Spring 2021, but issues related to the pandemic resulted in this deadline being pushed back. As of now, all we know is that Lucid plans to have customer deliveries begin before the year comes to a close. That means we don't have much longer to wait before we can see how this thing really stacks up against the onslaught of new EVs.

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