The Lucid Air EV can now charge other vehicles directly

RangeXchange is a new vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) converter that will allow Lucid Air owners to directly charge other electric vehicles. It will be available for purchase first for customers in the United States. This new functionality is made possible by Lucid’s bi-directional charging technology and proprietary software, both of which are already included in every Lucid Air.

RangeXchange is the first time Lucid has used the Wunderbox’s bi-directional charging technology. RangeXchange enables electricity to be transferred from the Lucid Air’s battery pack to another EV at a rate of up to 9.6 kW. The amount of range added relies on the energy efficiency of the other vehicle as well as the usual environmental circumstances. A charge rate of 9.6 kW will add 24 to 40 miles per hour to the majority of EVs currently on the market in the United States.

“Designed and engineered entirely in-house by Lucid, the Wunderbox is far more than just a piece of hardware that charges the battery pack,” stated Eric Bach, Lucid’s Senior Vice President of Product and Chief Engineer. “From giving other EVs a boost with RangeXchange today, to possible future applications like vehicle-to-home backup power, time-of-use (TOU) optimisation, and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) power, Lucid’s proprietary bi-directional charging technology has the potential to greatly improve our customers’ lives.”

“RangeXchange is yet another example of the tremendous value we can provide with an over-the-air software update long after a customer purchases our car,” said Mike Bell, Lucid’s Senior Vice President of Digital. “This system’s approach to the integration of hardware and software is what allows us to provide these value-add updates and is what sets Lucid apart in the auto industry.”

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