Lucid Claims "Fastest Charging EV" Title

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Lucid, the electric car upstart, has claimed that its upcoming vehicle, the Lucid Air, will be the world's "fastest charging EV", asserting that it'll be able to get 300 miles of range in just 20 minutes of charging. According to Lucid, the claimed charging capability, which would mark a record if proven, is made possible through an ultra-high 900V+ electrical architecture and custom lithium-ion battery cells paired with a "highly sophisticated" battery and thermal management system.

This isn't the first time Lucid is making a claim to a record for electric vehicles. The Newark, California-based company recently announced that the Lucid Air will come with 517 miles of range, a record when compared to current electric car incumbents such as Tesla, NIO, and Xpeng. Lucid has spent hundreds of millions to set up a factory where the Air will be produced, with the company expecting to begin delivering the new vehicle to customers by next year.

The Lucid Air is set for its formal debut on the 9th of September, 2020. Pricing information on the new vehicle has not yet been revealed.