Lucid Group introduced the RangeXchange, a new vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) adapter, available for purchase first for U.S. customers, that will enable Lucid Air owners to directly charge other electric vehicles. This new capability is enabled by Lucid’s bi-directional charging technology and proprietary software, all of which are already built into every Lucid Air.
RangeXchange is Lucid’s first application of the Wunderbox’s bi-directional charging technology. Lucid said RangeXchange allows energy to flow from the Lucid Air’s battery pack to charge another EV at a rate of up to 9.6 kW. The amount of range this adds depends on the other vehicle’s energy efficiency as well as typical environmental factors. For most EVs currently on the market in the U.S., a charge rate of 9.6 kW will add 24 to 40 miles per hour.
The RangeXchange feature will first be offered to U.S. owners. It will require separate purchase of a RangeXchange charging cable adapter available exclusively from Lucid later this year and will be enabled by an OTA software update.