Lucid announces start of Air electric sedan deliveries on October 30

Lucid announced today that it will start deliveries of its Air electric sedan on October 30.

This is a very important milestone for the company.

After years of delays, Lucid finally got its ducks in a row over the last year and the financial backing to build its factory in Arizona.

It has been aiming to start deliveries by the end of the year, and now it looks like it will achieve this goal.

Today, Lucid announced that it plans to hold an event on October 30 to deliver the first units, Dream Edition, of its first vehicle, the Lucid Air:

“Lucid Group (NASDAQ:LCID), which is setting new standards with its advanced luxury EVs, today announced initial customer deliveries of the Dream Edition launch versions of Lucid Air, which sets new benchmarks in range and efficiency for electric vehicles. The first group of Dream Edition reservation holders are invited to take delivery of their vehicles on Saturday, October 30. Highlights will be shared on Lucid’s social media channels throughout the weekend. The Dream Delivery event follows the company’s start of production last month at Lucid’s factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, the first greenfield, dedicated electric vehicle manufacturing facility in North America.”

On top of the delivery event, Lucid says that the new owners will embark on a “Lucid Rally” with some of the automaker’s leadership to showcase the Air.

Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Group, commented on the announcement:

“Creating the Lucid Air has truly been a labor of love, with customer deliveries representing the culmination of years of endeavor from the entire Lucid team. So I’m truly excited to hand the keys to our first dear customers and accompany them on an inaugural drive through the iconic California countryside.”

The Lucid Air will become the first electric car with a range of over 500 miles to be delivered.

Here are the specs of the first three versions of the car:

Lucid AirDream Edition PerformanceDream Edition RangeGrand Touring
Battery Pack(Total capacity)118 kWh118 kWh112 kWh
Range
19″ wheels471 mi520 mi516 mi
21″ wheels451 mi481 mi469 mi
Efficiency
19″ wheels4.0 mi/kWh4.4 mi/kWh4.6 mi/kWh
21″ wheels3.8 mi kWh4.0 mi/kWh4.1 mi/kWh
Drivetrain LayoutDual Motor, AWDDual Motor, AWDDual Motor, AWD
Power (Combined)1,111 hp 933 hp800 hp
Torque (Combined)1,025 lb-ft1,025 lb-ft885 lb-ft
Acceleration0-60 mph*60-130 mph*2.42 sec4.82 sec2.74 sec6.93 sec3.0 sec7.41 sec
Quarter Mile*9.67 sec @ 149.87 mph10.24 sec @ 132.90 mph10.7 sec @ 127.56 mph
Top Speed168 mph168 mph168 mph
Curb Weight
19″ wheels5,203 lbs5,203 lbs5,203 lbs
21″ wheels5,236 lbs5,236 lbs5,236 lbs

Lucid plans to deliver only 520 Lucid Air Dream Editions before moving to deliveries of Lucid Air Grand Touring versions.

Less expensive Touring and Pure models are anticipated for delivery to customers during 2022.

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