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Lucid Motors to provide customers with access to Electrify America’s ultra-fast charging network

EV startup Lucid Motors has entered into a preliminary agreement with Electrify America to provide Lucid customers a nationwide charging plan.  By the end of June of 2019, Electrify America will install or have under construction more than 2,000 DC ultra-fast chargers at nearly 500 sites in metro and highway locations across 40 states and 17 major cities.

Lucid’s first vehicle, the Lucid Air sedan, will begin production in 2020.

Lucid cited Electrify America’s DC power levels of up to 350kW and network coverage as key selection criteria.  Lucid was also attracted by Electrify America’s premium charging experience, providing EV drivers with safe and convenient charging locations that offer amenities such as shopping, food and restrooms.

Electrify America is investing $2 billion over ten years in zero emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure,  education, and awareness initiatives to help drive ZEV adoption.



The proposed 350 KW charging facilities may be acceptable for medium speed charges for EVs with less than 100 kWh battery pack. EVs with over 100 kWh battery pack will need 700+ KW charging facilities (or more) for acceptable quick charges.

Charging/refills above 80% may need more capacity because the last 20% is always much slower.

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