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California-based Lucid Motors has announced a long-term partnership with South Korean EV battery supplier LG Chem for its Lucid Air pure-electric sedan.

LG Chem’s battery cells will exclusively power standard versions of this luxury EV through 2023. 

Full production of the Lucid Air is expected to start in late 2020 at its new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Motors, says: “The agreement with LG Chem puts Lucid on the best possible path to production for the Lucid Air, ensuring the necessary energy density and cell availability to fulfill our promise of class-leading range to consumers,. In the tireless pursuit of unrivaled levels of efficiency, we will continue development with LG and other partners for the Lucid Air and future new Lucid models.”

Jong Hyun Kim, President of Energy Solution Company, LG Chem, adds: “LG Chem is pleased to join as a core partner in Lucid Motors’s journey to produce industry-changing luxury EVs. With the world’s leading battery cell technology, safety, reliability, and production expertise, LG Chem will supply high-quality battery cells to Lucid Motors.”

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Lucid will unveil the production version of the Air in New York in April of 2020. It will be capable of over 400 miles range and 0-60 mph in under 2.5 seconds.

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