Lucid Air is now officially on the road. Lucid Group recently started delivering launch editions of its first all-electric sedan to customers. The first group of Lucid Air Dream Edition reservation holders took delivery of their vehicles on Saturday, October 30. The first deliveries follow the kick-off off production last month at Lucid’s factory in Casa Grande, Arizona.
There are two versions of the Dream Edition, one focused on range, the other on performance. Both models are equipped with a special 118kWh version of Lucid’s long-range battery pack, featuring 22 modules totaling 6,600 cylindrical cells with a chemistry engineered to optimize performance and range.
The Dream Edition Range achieves an estimated 520 miles on a single charge according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), making it the longest range for any electric car rated by the organization. It delivers 4.4 miles per kWh, a mark surpassed only by another version of Lucid Air, the Grand Touring, which features a 112kWh battery pack and achieves 4.6 miles per kWh.
The Dream Edition Performance model offers 1,111 horsepower, achieving a 0-60 mph time of just 2.42 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 9.67 seconds (with the 21” wheels and tire package) – while still capable of an EPA-estimated 471 miles of range (with the 19” wheel and tire package).
“Creating the Lucid Air has truly been a labor of love, with customer deliveries representing the culmination of years of endeavor from the entire Lucid team,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Group. “So I’m truly excited to hand the keys to our first dear customers and accompany them on an inaugural drive through the iconic California countryside.”
Lucid says it plans to deliver 520 customer-configured Lucid Air Dream Editions, followed by deliveries of Lucid Air Grand Touring versions. Touring and Pure models are anticipated for delivery to customers during 2022.
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