"Lucid’s line of powerful, compact, and ultra-efficient motors are combined with an integrated transmission and differential, as well as our high voltage, silicon-carbide MOSFET inverter, to create a state-of-the-art electric drive unit. Each unit packs over 650HP and can spin to 20,000RPM, yet weighs only 163lb (74kg) and is small enough to fit inside a standard airplane carry-on bag," Lucid explains.
The dual-motor design of the Air Dream Edition yields a staggering 1,080HP, along with 2,950 lb-ft of torque. And according to Lucid, all of its Air models have long range capabilities, with certain models having the ability to travel up to an estimated EPA range of 517 miles on a single charge. Lucid also claims the Air can charge at rates of up to 300 miles in 20 minutes. Impressive stuff.
"These achievements are the result of multiple innovations. Elegant motor-winding technology maximizes power output and reduces electrical losses, while an innovative cooling system removes heat from the stator winding, minimizing losses and boosting efficiency. The transmission and differential, meanwhile, have been fully integrated for the first time in an electric motor: together, they comprise a single rotational system that is both lightweight and efficient," Lucid says.
Tesla, the electric ball is your court.