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The Lucid Air will be the very first car to use the new Pirelli HL tyres. Made to support the weight of new vehicles equipped with batteries, the new type of tyre is dedicated primarily to electric or hybrid cars and SUVs.

Pirellis says it’s designed to provide low rolling resistance as well as a high level of driving comfort.

The bespoke Pirelli P ZERO tyres for the Lucid Air have been jointly developed with the car manufacturer, to fully meet the required performance standards. 

The P ZEROs will also benefit from Pirelli Elect and PNCS technologies. Pirelli Elect offers low rolling resistance to increase range, reduced rolling noise to maximise comfort, and a compound engineered for grip to respond to the instant torque demands of the electric transmission, as well as a structure capable of supporting the weight of the battery pack.

PNCS technology, which consists of a special sound-absorbing material placed within the tyre, helps deaden air vibrations that would otherwise be transmitted to the inside of the vehicle. The benefits of this system can be felt both inside and outside the car.

Lucid Air, is a state-of-the-art luxury all-electric sedan produced by Lucid Motors. Select models of Air are expected to be capable of a projected EPA range of over 500 miles and 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds.

Pierangelo Misani, Pirelli’s Senior Vice President of R&D and Cyber, says: “The search for cutting-edge technical solutions has always been at the very heart of Pirelli’s business. The attention we devote to all new forms of sustainable mobility now leads us to technology that is capable of anticipating the future demands of car manufacturers for their new electric and hybrid vehicles, which increasingly require specialised performance from tyres.”

Eric Bach, SVP of Product and Chief Engineer at Lucid Motors, adds: “Lucid Air represents a technological breakthrough in terms of efficiency and performance. The new Pirelli HL tyres are integral to achieving such benchmarks.” 

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Lucid Air is produced at Lucid’s new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, and customer deliveries are planned to begin in the second half of 2021.

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