Lucid Motors has entered into a preliminary agreement with Electrify America to provide Lucid customers a nationwide charging plan. By the end of June 2019, Electrify America says it will install or have under construction over 2000 DC ultra-fast chargers at nearly 500 sites in metro and highway locations across 40 states and 17 major cities.
Lucid selected Electrify America after an evaluation and cited Electrify America's DC power levels of up to 350 kW 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 like shopping, food, and restrooms.
Lucid's first vehicle, the Lucid Air sedan, will begin production in 2020. "We are excited to be working with Electrify America given its extensive charging network and aggressive growth plans. The groundbreaking battery technology we developed for the Lucid Air allows class leading EPA range and ultra-fast charging with minimal cell degradation. Combining our technology with Electrify America's network provides our customers with a comprehensive charging solution for their everyday lives," said Peter Rawlinson, CTO of Lucid.
Electrify America says it is investing $2 billion over 10 years in zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, education, and awareness initiatives to help drive ZEV adoption. "Electrify America is proud to provide Lucid and its customers with our ultra-fast charging," said Giovanni Palazzo, President and CEO, Electrify America. "Our nationwide network of high-powered chargers is a great match with the EV technology offered by Lucid and a further opportunity to expand electric vehicle adoption in the U.S."