The P3 Group, a German consulting company, conducted a study on EV charge times in the United States. The study revealed that the Lucid Air Grand Touring achieved the highest range, covering an impressive 208 miles in just 20 minutes of charging. The Tesla Model S Plaid secured the second position, followed by the Kia EV6 LR RWD. The Lucid Air GT emerged as the top-ranked vehicle with a P3CI – US score of 1.04, surpassing all others. Furthermore, the study emphasized the potential of non-luxury cars like the Kia EV6 to cover long distances effectively. Overall, the report provides valuable insights into electric vehicle charging times and their implications for different vehicle models.
The P3 Group is a German company that specializes in consulting services. The Group has conducted a study to measure electric vehicle charge times in the United States. Popular electric vehicle models can be recharged in as little as 20 minutes, making it faster than the average American’s refueling time at traditional gas stations. This is on the contrary is against what people usually believe in regard of EV charging time. The Lucid Air is faster than Tesla Model S as per P3 Group report. The Lucid Air Grand Touring took the lead with an impressive 208-mile range after only 20 minutes.
According to the new report by P3 Group, Lucid Air is the fastest for 20-minute charging as it achieves most range during 20-minute charging sessions. The EPA-estimated range of Lucid Air GT is 516 miles and EV6 is around 310 miles on a full charge.
- 2nd position Tesla Model S Plaid and it covered 193 miles.
- 3rd position Kia EV6 LR RWD by covering 191 miles after a 20-minute charge.
- 4th position Tesla Model 3 as it covered 330 miles.
- 5th position Tesla Model Y LR AWD for covering 396 miles.
Tesla Superchargers are to be credited for its success in the report. They are considered as the superior charging options in America.
Although it may not come as a surprise, the EV trucks’ poor aerodynamics are in contrast with the excellent aerodynamics of the Lucid Air and Teslas. Battery architecture was identified as a contributing factor by P3 Group.
In addition, this report brings a colorful insight to the motives behind GM and Ford’s adoption of Supercharger technology. In the meantime, Lucid finds itself in a familiar situation where its high-rated product is not getting enough attention, as discussed in a report by the consulting firm P3 Group.
Here is the list of impressive P3CI – US score of tested cars.
- 1.04 the Lucid Air GT outperforms all other vehicles, being the sole one with an index higher than 1.0. High charging power and low consumption are the main factors behind its top rank.
- The Tesla Model S Plaid and KIA – EV6 LR RWD scored 0.97 and 0.96.
Even though two out of the top three cars are luxurious, KIA showcases the potential of non-luxurious cars to cover long distances. Plus, Four out of the five best cars are from the United States.
Long-distance suitability of electric vehicles
This feature depends on various factors, which can be seen by comparing the P3CI – US rating to the vehicle data of the EVs. One of those factors is the 800 V architecture that enables higher charging power. However, this only impacts long distance suitability positively in combination with low consumption.
1. Porsche Taycan GTS is worth mention, it features an 800 V architecture and was able to maintain an outstanding charging power until close to 46% State of Charge (SoC). But due to its high consumption it ranked only 6th.
2. Lucid Air is faster than Tesla Model S as per P3 Group report. But all three Tesla models rank higher despite their lower 400 V architecture and average charging power but low consumption.
On the contrary, the determining factor for cars in bottom 5 are attributed to low average charging power or high consumption. The former is related to Ford Mustang Mach-E, Polestar 2 LR Single, and Volkswagen ID.4 Pro. The latter factor was applicable for Ford F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T.
Understand P3 charging index
The development of the P3 Charging Index aimed to provide a reliable means of comparing the charging speed of different electric vehicles. The P3CI determines the time a vehicle takes to recharge its range in kilometers by using its consumption data and charging curves rather than the traditional kilowatt (kW) power output comparison.
A P3 Charging Index value of 1.0 indicates that electric vehicles can be recharged and have a range of 300 kilometers in just 20 minutes. This ensures customers enjoy a seamless long-distance mobility experience.
Source P3 Charging Index US