Lucid launches their V2V charging adapter: RangeXchange

Lucid has launched RangeXchange, a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) adapter for Lucid Air owners allowing them to directly charge other electric vehicles (EVs).

RangeXchange is a compact adapter that attaches to the Lucid Air’s charging cable, offering a seamless way for Lucid owners to extend a helping hand to fellow EV drivers. By leveraging Lucid’s bi-directional Wunderbox technology, RangeXchange enables energy to flow from the Lucid Air’s battery pack, which range in size from 92kWh to 118kW, to charge another EV at a rate of up to 9.6 kW.

This results in 24 to 40 miles (38 to 64km) of additional range per hour for most EVs currently available in the US market, Lucid says.

To use RangeXchange, Lucid owners simply need to equip the new Lucid RangeXchange charging adapter to their charging cable, plug it into the receiving car, and initiate the process through the vehicle’s software.

While RangeXchange is currently limited to charging other EVs, Lucid hinted at future uses such as powering your home, or sending energy back to the grid with their bi-directional charging technology.

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

Pricing for the RangeXchange was not disclosed, but Lucid says the adapter will launch in the US later this morning. No information was provided on when the adapter will be available for Canadian owners.

The launch of the V2V charging adapter comes just days after Lucid announced it was turning to Tesla and adopting their North American Charging Standard (NACS) technology, which also gives their owners access to over 15,000 Superchargers in Canada and the US. Which makes it kind of ironic that Lucid chose to use a Tesla in their promotional image for the RangeXchange.

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