This month, we celebrate Earth.
To honor Earth Month the Lucid way, let’s look at the impact of electrifying all passenger vehicles.
Earth Month, 2023. It’s a moment to celebrate the progress we’ve made — as individuals, organizations, and industries — toward engineering a more sustainable future, while acknowledging the road ahead of us. Because there is always more to do.
At Lucid, we support the urgent efforts to address climate change and are proud to play our role in the automotive industry’s transition to electrification. It’s a critical first step in improving our planet and driving increasingly sustainable lifestyles. This movement matters, because according to the EPA, no other sector produces more emissions than transportation1. It is the single biggest contributor of greenhouse gases like CO2 in the United States. The surge in EV adoption has never been more important.
But not all EVs are created equal.
We know we can go further.
Sustainability drives us forward.
The truth is, the more energy efficient the EV, the fewer emissions produced. And, with 300 million vehicles expected to be on the road in 20502, a full transition to EVs will put a significant strain on the electrical grid.
With the average energy performance of EVs today, those 300 million vehicles would need the same power as it takes to run 113 million homes3. But what if every vehicle had the same performance as the Lucid Air — the car that achieves the best energy efficiency rating among all cars on the road today?4 Well, if that was the case, we would save more energy each year than it takes to power all of the homes in California, Oregon, and Washington state combined5.
The (sustainable) future is bright.
The automotive industry has a vital role to play in sustainability. For our part, we are committed to inspiring the adoption of sustainable transportation. As an electric vehicle company relentlessly focused on engineering and performance, our in-house technology helps enable the Lucid Air to generate more range with less energy.
And each extra mile that we extract per kWh of energy means less energy is needed from the electrical grid to get you safely to your destination, and fewer carbon emissions are produced. This same technology and innovative approach can similarly enable smaller, lower-cost battery packs that retain competitive range — which in turn will benefit the environment by requiring fewer battery cells per vehicle.
That is our mission. And we are grateful to each employee and every customer helping us make that a reality.
Happy Earth Month.
1 According to the EPA’s Fast Facts on Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2 According to the EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2023
3 Analysis from The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
4 Efficiency claim based on MPGe of Pure AWD and Touring when equipped with 19” wheels. For more information see https://fueleconomy.gov/feg/topten.jsp.
5 Analysis from The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy stating full electrification of the country's light-duty vehicles with an efficiency of 4.2 mi/kWh verses 3.4 mi/kWh would equate to an energy savings equivalent to the power need for 21 million U.S. homes. According to latest U.S. census data, there are approximately 19.6 million homes in the states of California, Oregon, and Washington.