Lucid Starts Production in Arizona: Customer Deliveries expected in October

by The Chicago Times Business Staff

September 29, 2021

NEWARK, CA — The Lucid Group has begun its Production Preview Week, a series of events in which Lucid opened the doors of its Advanced Manufacturing Plant and Lucid Powertrain Manufacturing factories in Casa Grande, Arizona, to members of the media and investor communities, policymakers, and Lucid Air Dream Edition customers.

During today’s event customer-quality Lucid Air luxury electric sedans rolled off the assembly line, which included a factory commissioning ceremony with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.  Governor Ducey spoke alongside other policymakers and invited guests about Lucid’s local job creation and economic development, increased high-tech manufacturing footprint, and plans for future expansion in the state.  Customers, analysts, investors, and members of the media were also given the opportunity to be among the first to test drive the Lucid Air.

Lucid anticipates that reservation holders for Lucid Air Dream Edition models will begin receiving their vehicles in late October, with customer deliveries ramping up following that.  Lucid has received over 13,000 reservations for Lucid Air, increasing the total planned production quantity of the Dream Edition to 520 vehicles.

The EPA recently released its official range estimate for the Lucid Air Dream Edition Range, which has the longest range of any electric car rated by the EPA: 520 miles on a single charge, which is more than 100 miles longer than its nearest competitor.  The Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance and Lucid Air Grand Touring also outperformed all other EVs in terms of EPA estimated range.