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Tuesday, 28 September 2021 20:55

Production of the Lucid Air Begins; Customer Deliveries to Start in October

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Lucid Group, which is setting new standards with its advanced luxury EVs, kicked off its Production Preview Week, a series of events during which Lucid opened the doors of its Advanced Manufacturing Plant (AMP-1) and Lucid Powertrain Manufacturing (LPM-1) factories in Casa Grande, AZ, to members of the media and investor communities, policymakers and Lucid Air Dream Edition customers.

The first customer-quality Lucid Air luxury electric sedans rolled off the assembly line Sept. 28 during the event at AMP-1, which included a factory commissioning ceremony with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who joined other policymakers and invited guests in highlighting Lucid's local job creation and economic development, increase in high-tech manufacturing footprint and plans for future expansion in the state. 

 

Lucid's Arizona manufacturing facilities are expected to bring a projected economic output of $9 billion to the state in 2024, as well as a projected 15,000 jobs annually by 2024.

 

During the event, customers, analysts, investors and members of the media were also given the opportunity to be some of the first to test drive the Lucid Air.

 

Lucid expects reservation holders of Lucid Air Dream Edition models will begin receiving their vehicles in late October, with customer deliveries ramping up thereafter. Grand Touring, Touring and Air Pure model deliveries are expected to follow.

 

Lucid has thus far received more than 13,000 reservations for Lucid Air and increased the planned total production quantity of the Dream Edition to 520 vehicles.

 

The EPA recently released its official range estimate for the Lucid Air Dream Edition Range, the longest range for any electric car rated by the EPA: 520 miles on a single charge, more than 100 miles over its closest competitor. The Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance and Lucid Air Grand Touring also achieved EPA estimated ranges far beyond any other EV.

 

With customer-quality cars now coming off the line, Lucid has confirmed the Air meets all the applicable regulatory requirements from the EPA and U.S. Department of Transportation.

 

"The proprietary EV technology that Lucid has developed will make it possible to travel more miles using less battery energy," said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Group. "For example, our Lucid Air Grand Touring has an official EPA rating of...


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