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Lucid Air GT Wins 20-Minute Fast-Charging Test

Charging test puts 13 EVs to the test with the Lucid Air GT adding 208 miles of range within the 20-minute test period.

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The Lucid Air Grand Touring has come out on top of a recent charging test conducted by consulting firm P3 Group. Among the 13 EVs put to the test the Lucid scored highest by adding 208 miles of range within the 20-minute testing period.

P3 Group has previously conducted these tests over in Europe but this one marks the first on American soil published as the P3 Charging Index.

Testing was performed at 350 kW Electrify America chargers and Tesla Superchargers in San Francisco from April 3rd to 16th of this year with each vehicle's battery preconditioned before charging.

A white Lucid Air is pictured driving on a bridge in Brooklyn.P3 Charging Index Results
Behind the Lucid came the Tesla Model S Plaid which added 193 miles in 20 minutes followed by the Kia EV6 Long Range RWD which managed 191 miles despite costing nearly $100,000 less than the Lucid. Both the Lucid and the Kia boast 800-volt battery architectures while the Tesla put up its numbers with just 400.

The Lucid is the range king of the three with 516 miles fully charged followed by the 396-mile Tesla and the 310-mile Kia. Battery packs are 112 kWh vs. 95 kWh vs. 74 kWh.

The EV6 also claims the "most recharged miles per MSRP" crown and actually beat the other two over the first ten minutes with 127 miles added versus 124 for the Lucid and 123 for the Tesla.

In fourth was the Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD with 169 miles over 20 minutes followed by the Model Y Long Range AWD with 161 miles.

Also included in the test were offerings from BMW, Ford, Polestar, VW, Rivian and Porsche.

Related Story: Inside The Lucid Air's Out-Rangeous Battery

Images by Lucid Motors licensed by CC BY 4.0.

James Walker is an Automotive Journalist at Torque News focusing on Lucid Motors. If it's got wheels he's interested, and he's looking forward to seeing what kind of cars the EV revolution brings us. Whether it's fast, slow, new, or old, James wants to have a look around it and share it in print and on video, ideally with some twisty roads involved. You can connect with James on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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