New Lucid Air Details Including 300 kW Charge Rate

Lucid Motors has announced a 300 kW peak charge rate, 19 kW level 2 charging, and bi-directional charging, among other features, for its all-electric sedan, the Lucid Air.

The launch of the Air is expected next month and with the launch date just around the corner, the company has been releasing more information about its first all-electric vehicle. For instance, just recently the company announced its luxury sedan would have an EPA range of over 500 miles on a single charge following a third-party test. 

Lucid’s most current details released are the charging capabilities of the electric car. In addition, Lucid is providing 3 years of complimentary charging to Lucid Air owners using the CCS standard while partnering with Electrify America.

Some key features from the company’s announcement include DC fast charging at up to 20 miles per minute with a peak charging rate of over 300kW, full bi-directionality for advanced Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) capabilities built-in for future enablement of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) and Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) features, and ultra-high voltage 900V+ electrical architecture. In addition to, integrated boost charging and the broadest range of charging compatibility from AC Levels 1 and 2, up to the most powerful Level 3 DC fast charging, utilizing the universal CCS connector standard for connectivity and fast charging at any public charging network, and 19.2kW AC onboard charger that can support AC charging speeds up to 80 miles per hour.

Furthermore, Lucid announced a Lucid Connected Home Charging Station: “Home charging is one of the key benefits of EV ownership. In addition to the standard Lucid Mobile Charging Cord that comes with every Lucid vehicle, Lucid has also developed the Lucid Connected Home Charging Station, one of the first AC charging stations with bi-directional charging ever offered. With bi-directional charging, owners can enjoy a more cost-effective charging method and also use their Lucid Air as a temporary energy reserve to power their homes, including off-grid vacation properties. Lucid has developed an integrated partnership with Qmerit that provides for a more seamless installation process for the Lucid Connected Home Charging Station. Lucid Air owners begin by completing a simple digital survey and Qmerit uses the results to manage the entire installation process through its nationwide network of highly trained and licensed electricians.”

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