Lucid to roll out DC fast charging across the US with Volkswagen

Lucid to roll out DC fast charging across the US with Volkswagen

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By Nick Flaherty

By the end of June of 2019, Electrify America will install or have under construction over 2000 DC 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 selected the 350kW technology and network coverage from Electrify, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America, that is spending $2bn over the next ten years to create a network of workplace, community and highway chargers. Lucid says it was attracted by the charging locations that offer amenities like shopping, food and restrooms.

“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, Chief Technology Officer of Lucid.

“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 US.”

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