The first customer-quality Lucid Air luxury electric sedans rolled off assembly line at its Advanced Manufacturing Plant (AMP-1) in in Casa Grande, Arizona. Lucid Group expects reservation holders of Lucid Air Dream Edition models will begin receiving their vehicles in late October.
Grand Touring, Touring, and Air Pure model deliveries are expected to follow.
Lucid has so 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 Lucid Air Dream Edition Range recently received confirmation that is has achieved the longest range for any electric car: 520 miles on a single charge. That’s more than 100 miles over its closest competitor.
The EV maker’s Arizona manufacturing facilities are expected to bring a projected economic output (direct, indirect, and induced) of $9 billion to the state in 2024, as well as a projected 15,000 jobs annually (direct, indirect, and induced) by 2024.
Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Group, says: “The proprietary EV technology that Lucid has developed will make it possible to travel more miles using less battery energy. For example, our Lucid Air Grand Touring has an official EPA rating of 516 miles of range with a 112-kWh battery pack, giving it an industry-leading efficiency of 4.6 miles per kWh. Our technology will allow for increasingly lighter, more efficient, and less expensive EVs, and today represents a major step in our journey to expand the accessibility of more sustainable transportation. I’m delighted that production cars endowed with this level of efficiency are currently driving off our factory line.”
Lucid completed the construction of the AMP-1 factory, positioned on a 590-acre site in Casa Grande, Arizona, in less than a year. The company is already embarking on a massive expansion of the facility.
This will add 2.85 million square feet to support an increase in Air production and establish production of the brand’s first SUV, Gravity, which is expected to start in 2023.