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Lucid's first home EV charger promises 80 miles of range an hour

Lucid's first home EV charger promises 80 miles of range an hour
Lucid Motors has introduced its first at-home EV wall charger
Lucid Motors has introduced its first at-home EV wall charger
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Lucid Motors has introduced its first at-home EV wall charger
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Lucid Motors has introduced its first at-home EV wall charger
Lucid Motors has introduced a rooftop cargo capsule for its Air sedan
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Lucid Motors has introduced a rooftop cargo capsule for its Air sedan

EV maker Lucid Motors turned a few heads with the introduction of its Air sedan and its industry-leading range figures, and now it's rolling out some accessories to go with it. Included in the range is the company’s first at-home wall charger, which it says is capable of adding 80 miles (128 km) of range every hour.

Lucid’s lineup of Air sedans performed impressively in range testing last year, landing a set of EPA figures that outstripped the previous best-in-class Tesla Model S Long Range. The company says it is on track to produce 6,000 to 7,000 of the vehicles for the calendar year, and as these luxury sedans roll off the production line it is introducing new tools to keep them topped up and on the road.

Called the Connected Home Charging Station, Lucid’s first at-home charging station is a black wall-mounted unit for indoor or outdoor use. It hooks up to the Lucid Air sedan via a 24–foot (7.3-m) charging cable, delivering 19.2 kW of power to add up to 80 miles of range per hour. The unit is fitted with the hardware needed for bidirectional charging, according to Lucid, and is Wi-Fi-enabled for over-the-air-updates.

These charge times pale in comparison to what you could expect from the latest generation of DC Tesla Superchargers for example, with their 250-kW max charge rates that add up to 200 miles (321 km) in 15 minutes. But so far as at-home AC charging goes, Lucid is again looking to take up a position at the head of the pack. Tesla’s current at-home wall chargers, for reference, offer up to 11.5 kW for 44 miles (70 km) of added range per hour, depending on the model.

Lucid Motors has introduced a rooftop cargo capsule for its Air sedan
Lucid Motors has introduced a rooftop cargo capsule for its Air sedan

Along with the Connected Home Charging Station, Lucid has also introduced a US$2,000 rooftop capsule with 11.5 cubic feet (325 L) of cargo space that it says was carefully sculpted to boost aerodynamics and range. The same goes for the newly introduced, $500 set of Crossbar roof racks rated for loads of up to 165 lb (75 kg), while the new $250 All-Weather Mats floor mats will do nothing for aerodynamics but will keep the car's original interior nice and clean.

All are up for order now,with the Lucid Air Crossbars and All-Weather Mats expected to be available later this year. The Air Cargo Capsule and $1,200 Connected Home Charging Station will be available in 2023.

Source: Lucid Motors

6 comments
6 comments
Tommo
Looks very similar to a porsche
martinwinlow
You do, of course, mean a *maximum* of 80 miles/hour of charging. Above 95% (maybe even lower) state of charge, most EV batteries won't accept 19kW.
DavidB
@martinwinlow, they advertise the EVSE’s top speed, of course. Car companies don’t say that a gas tank can hold up to 15 gallons, that their cars are capable of up to 19 miles per gallon, or that they accelerate from 0–60 MPH in as little as 8 seconds.

Anyone familiar with lithium ion batteries knows they start and end charging slowly, achieving their full potential speed only between roughly 15 and 85 percent of a full charge.
TpPa
If I would have been thinking, I would have not only invested in Tesla many years ago, but I should have paired it with some major power companies.
TpPa
My wife's Honda CRV can go from empty to full in under four minutes for a range of about 600 miles
MQ
The preoccupation with charging in terms of range for EVs is a little strange, as purchasing power (electrical energy) involves kWh and $ (in an ICE car one fuels up in Litres or Gallons, not miles) as do installed rooftop solar .. etc, yes It is nice to have some idea of range available, but highlighting the peak units of energy per hour would make technical sense (as not all miles are equal in terms of energy -driving conditions and style vary significantly) - At least the charng capacity was buried in the article, cherrs..

Hmmmm.