Lucid Motors is a premium mobility company that is reimagining what a car can be. The company is applying innovative engineering, design, and technology to define a new class of premium electric vehicle. Headquartered in Menlo Park, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Lucid team brings deep expertise from the automotive and technology industries.
● Founded: December 31, 2007
● Employees: Over 300
● Headquarters: Menlo Park, California
● Factory Location: Casa Grande, ArizonaLucid Air Product Overview
The Lucid Air all-electric sedan combines forward-looking design with groundbreaking technology to establish an entirely new class of vehicle. Featuring full-size interior space in a mid-size exterior footprint, the autonomous-ready Air will be available with up to 400 miles of range and 1,000 horsepower. The Air will be manufactured in Casa Grande, Arizona, and deliveries will begin in 2019, with prices beginning at $52,500 after federal tax credits.
How many will you sell?
Base Lucid Air
● 240-mile range
● 400 horsepower (rear-wheel drive)
● All hardware necessary for autonomous driving
● 12-way power front seats
● LED multi-lens array headlights
● Four screens, with interactive-touch surfaces on three
● 5-seat configuration with a rear bench seat
● 10 advanced airbags
● Aluminum roof
● 19-inch wheels
● 10-speaker audio system
● Over-the-air software updates
● Pricing: From $52,500 after federal tax credits
● 315-mile and 400-mile-range battery options
● Úp to 1,000-horsepower twin-motor configuration, with all-wheel drive
● Fully active suspension, delivering a world-class ride
● Glass-canopy roof
● Rear executive seats that recline up to 55 degrees
● 22-way power front seats with heating, ventilation, dynamic bolsters, and massage
● 21-inch Lucid-design wheels
● 29-speaker audio system with active noise cancellation
● Expanded leather trim with corresponding material upgrades
● The first 255 customer cars will be Launch Edition cars
● 315-mile range
● 1,000 horsepower, all-wheel drive
● 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds
● Autonomous driving hardware
● 21-inch Lucid-design wheels
● Úpgraded audio system
● Únique colors and badging
● Pricing: undisclosed; over $100,000
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the Lucid Air start production?
The Lucid Air will start production in the first half of 2019 with deliveries taking place shortly thereafter
In the first twelve months of production, we intend to produce 10,000 units. By 2022, we intend to produce up to 60,000 units.
Is the Lucid Air an autonomous car?
Where will you manufacture the car?
The Lucid Air will be built at our Casa Grande, Arizona facility. The announcement was made in November 2016. We will break ground in the first half of 2017. You can learn more about Lucid's factory in our blog post Building the Dream.
All Lucid Airs will ship with the hardware necessary to enable Level 4 autonomy. At launch, the Air will be Level 2 autonomous capable. Levels 3 and 4 will be deployed as regulation and software permit.The company has been around since 2007. Why are we just seeing Lucid's first vehicle now?
Lucid (formerly Atieva) was originally founded to create EV battery systems for other manufacturers. Those batteries have over 20 million miles to date. In 2014, the company decided to develop its own vehicle.Who are Lucid's investors?
Lucid is an independent company that doesn't rely on a single source for investment. We have investment from Venrock (ÚSA), Mitsui (Japan), Tsing Capital (China) and others.
Is Lucid taking reservations? How many have you received?
Who supplies your batteries?
We have announced strategic partnerships with Samsung SDI (blog post) and LG Chem (blog post). We have not yet announced which cells will be used in which battery packs.
Lucid began accepting reservations at the Lucid Air launch event on December 15, 2016. A Lucid Air can be reserved with a refundable deposit of $2,500. Lucid Air Launch Edition, available for the first 255 vehicles, can be reserved for a refundable deposit of $25,500. Lucid does not disclose reservation numbers. Reservations can be made online.When will you be selling the Lucid Air in other markets?
We are currently focused on the ÚS market. We do intend to sell the Air in both Europe and China, but we have not announced a timeline.Source - Lucid
Lucid Air Makes International Auto Show Debut in New YorkLuxury Electric Sedan Also Completes First High Speed Stability Test at 217 mphNew York, NY, April 13, 2017
- Lucid Motors made its global auto show debut today at the 117th-annual New York International Auto Show. The company showed the Lucid Air luxury electric sedan and also presented its Alpha Speed Car test vehicle, which had just completed its first high-speed stability test at 217 mph.Lucid Air: Leading the Charge in Luxury Mobility
The Lucid Air was first unveiled in December 2016. The all-electric sedan combines forward-looking design with groundbreaking technology to establish an entirely new class of vehicle. Featuring full-size interior space in a mid-size exterior footprint, the autonomous-ready Air will be available with up to 400 miles of range and 1,000 horsepower.
The Air will be manufactured in Casa Grande, Arizona. The factory, first announced in November 2016, will come online in 2019 and build 10,000 vehicles in the first 12 months. By 2022 the factory is expected to employ 2,000 full-time employees and manufacture up to 130,000 vehicles annually.
The Lucid Air is priced from $52,500 after federal tax credits. The base Lucid Air will feature a 400-horsepower motor, rear-wheel drive, and a 240-mile range. Deliveries will begin in 2019. Customers can pre-order the Air at https://lucidmotors.com/car/reserve.
High Speed Testing: Evaluating Stability and Durability at 217 mph
In preparation for production, Lucid Air Alpha prototypes are undergoing a rigorous development program. Lucid has designated one of these test prototypes as a high-performance test vehicle and has installed a roll-cage for safety purposes. The Alpha Speed Car will be used for evaluating at-the-limit performance.
For the Alpha Speed Car's first testing session, Lucid headed to TRC Ohio to use their 7.5-mile oval to evaluate high-speed behaviors, including vehicle stability and powertrain thermal management. The test, software-limited to 217mph (350km/h), was successful in demonstrating the capabilities of the car and in finding areas for improvement that could not be properly evaluated in static bench tests.
Real-world tests are an important part of the engineering process, allowing the team to correlate computer simulation models with real-world performance. The collected data will now be used to finesse thermal and aero computer simulations and to make further performance improvements that will be tested later this year at higher speeds. A video of the test can be seen at https://youtu.be/7k03MH7ztÚs.
Why So Fast?
The Lucid Air will compete with the best vehicles in the biggest markets around the world. In at least one of these markets, there is an expectation of high-speed cruising that Lucid intends to satisfy.
The company also notes that high-speed capability does not compromise the mission to develop a highly efficient vehicle. On the contrary, the focus on maximizing range provides the high power and aerodynamic efficiency that enables higher speeds.
A larger battery, capable of storing large quantities of energy, can release energy at a greater rate. In addition, a larger electric motor is proven to be more efficient than a smaller motor. The result is a wonderful blend of maximum efficiency when needed and blistering performance when desired.
Contrast the Lucid Air with a high-performance fossil-fuel car that becomes less fuel efficient as the power demands increase, regardless of how the car is being driven. For example, the Ferrari LaFerrari, even as a hybrid, has an EPA-certified combined city/highway consumption rating of 14 miles per gallon. The Lucid Air is expected to receive a miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) rating exceeding 100 miles per gallon.
The testing program continues for the Alpha Speed Car and the rest of the Lucid Air alpha fleet. The company will provide more details as these tests progress.Lucid at the New York Auto Show
Lucid Motors will have the Lucid Air on display during of the New York International Auto Show, taking place at the Jacob Javits Center, April 14-23. The Lucid display is located in the Crystal Palace.About Lucid Motors
Lucid Motors is a luxury mobility company that is reimagining what a car can be. The company is applying innovative engineering, design, and technology to define a new class of premium electric vehicle. Headquartered in Menlo Park, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Lucid team brings deep expertise from the automotive and technology industries. Learn more at lucidmotors.com.Source - Lucid