The Lucid Air must get the present on the highway. The range-busting debut automobile nonetheless feels mysterious and ephemeral regardless of its world unveiling in September. Whereas we have seen it and sat in it, it still isn’t available for driving.
Now, although, the brand new manufacturing unit in Arizona is beginning to produce the automobile — signal that the Lucid Air is not vaporware. The primary automobiles will come out of the manufacturing unit subsequent spring, the corporate introduced Tuesday. These would be the pre-ordered Lucid Air Dream Editions, with a hefty price ticket of $169,000 and a 406-mile vary.
The best vary model, the Air Grand Touring, with 517 miles on a single battery cost, is meant to observe with a summertime arrival. Then the Air Touring mannequin will seem later in 2021. The Lucid web site has a configurator to see all of the completely different variations, ranges, energy ranges, options, and costs.
Its base automobile, the lately named Air Pure, is not arriving till 2022. So you must wait a bit longer for the most cost effective Lucid possibility (priced at $77,400).
Lucid’s manufacturing schedule implies that the Tesla Mannequin S remains to be the highest-range EV obtainable — and can be properly into 2021. The Mannequin S mileage was lately bumped previous 400 miles and it was noticed in November with a 409-mile range listed. That simply beats out Lucid Air’s lowest vary by 3 miles.
Again on the Casa Grande, Arizona plant, it has been practically a yr since they broke floor. Now it is a functioning, car-producing manufacturing unit with plans to develop in 2021.
In its first yr Lucid expects to provide 30,000 autos. Ultimately the manufacturing unit may also make the following Lucid EV: an SUV.