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Lucid Motors has announced independent range verification of 517 miles on a single charge for its forthcoming Lucid Air all-electric sedan.

This new benchmark range was secured with FEV North America Inc. in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The results confirm that the Lucid Air is the longest range electric vehicle to date.

FEV is an international engineering service provider of vehicle and powertrain development for hardware and software, with service offerings that include range certification.

Lucid says it’s miniaturized and integrated the Air’s motors, transmission and inverter, and paired this with an ultra-high, 900+ volt architecture to achieve unmatched compactness and efficiency.

Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO of Lucid Motors, says: “I’m delighted that the Lucid Air has been independently verified by FEV to achieve an estimated EPA range of 517 miles, and that this landmark in the history of EV development has been achieved entirely through Lucid’s in-house technology.”

He adds: “I believe that our 900-volt architecture, our race proven battery packs, miniaturized motors and power electronics, integrated transmission systems, aerodynamics, chassis and thermal systems, software, and overall system efficiency has now reached a stage where it collectively sets a new standard and delivers a host of ‘world’s firsts.'”

The production version of the Lucid Air will debut in an online reveal on September 9, 2020. In addition to the vehicle’s final interior and exterior designs, new details about production specifications, available configurations, and pricing information will also be shared.

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