The company has announced plans to deliver up to 255 units of the Air Launch Edition sometimes in 2019 – so no worries that Tesla’s Model S sales supremacy will be threatened soon.
The company seems less and less like vaporware following a recent US media preview test drive event – and we even have some sales data, which make Lucid seem like a grounded startup that knows huge production figures are impossible from the very start. Lucid is going to set up a $700 million factory in Arizona, and the site would start small-scale series production as soon as next year – and in 2019 the company even hopes to deliver at least 255 units of its “Launch Edition” Lucid Air to interested customers. The latter need to be fully absorbed by the new entry in the field though – as each of the high-tech luxury electric sedans will cost approximately $165,000.
We already know the Lucid Air is a direct contender for Tesla’s Model S, coming with more than 1,000 horsepower (745 kilowatts) and a 0 to 60 mile-per-hour (96 kilometer-per-hour) sprint in an understandable 2.5 seconds. Interestingly enough – it will best Tesla in terms of battery size, coming with a 130 kilowatt-hour electric pack good for a range of up to 400 miles (643 kilometers) on a single charge.