Lucid Motors enters agreement with Electrify America for access to charging network

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Lucid Motors has entered 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 in the USA.

Lucid selected Electrify America after an extensive evaluation and 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 like shopping, food and restrooms.

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

“We are excited to be working with Electrify America given its extensive charging network and aggressive growth plans,” said Peter Rawlinson, chief technology officer of Lucid.

“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.”

Electrify America plans to invest US$2bn 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 of 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 USA.”

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