Each new electrical automotive maker is requested about their Supercharger network. If Tesla created one, why wouldn’t they do the identical? Rivian already stated it will have the Rivian Adventure Network in “places that normally are not the kinds of places that invite or welcome electric vehicles, as RJ Scaringe said. Nicely, Lucid won’t have “Lucidchargers,” and it explains why within the slide above.
It was extracted from the Lucid Investor Deck, the place the company revealed its plans to make a pickup truck and teased Tesla about not being luxurious enough to be a true competitor, amongst different issues.
On this particular slide, Lucid argues that Tesla solely created its Supercharger Community as a result of it had to take action as a pioneer in electrical autos however that it was “extremely capital intensive.” Lucid wouldn’t have to take a position cash in that as a result of Electrify America has already performed so. The primary yr of charging for Lucid autos shall be free at Electrify America. It additionally factors to different benefits.
The truth that Tesla used its personal “closed supply system” for charging restricted Superchargers to Tesla autos. Lucid adopts the “open supply CCS combo connector,” which permits it to make use of Electrify America chargers without having for adaptors. The corporate additionally states that will probably be in a position to make use of ChargePoint and EVgo charging stations.
Lastly, Tesla is caught with 400V chargers and 250 kW chargers, whereas Lucid can use 350 kW chargers for 900V autos at Electrify America, which makes charging a lot quicker. For Tesla to improve that, it is going to price the corporate an inexpensive sum of money. Lucid doesn’t have to fret about that: it’s as much as Electrify America to supply higher options.
If there’s one factor Lucid plans to do similar to Tesla, it’s promoting megapacks. In accordance with the corporate, it’s already engaged on its EES (Vitality Storage Techniques) to deal with “dwelling, business, and utility scale power storage markets.” Lucid believes it is going to assist it leverage car battery module and energy electronics applied sciences, in addition to its “intensive battery pack and battery administration techniques (BMS) expertise.
Lucid additionally believes it is going to turn into a know-how provider to “different OEMs” and in addition to “plane, eVTOL, navy, heavy equipment, agriculture, and marine” industries. It already does that for all groups competing at Formulation E.