The prototype version of this electric dates from 2016

It was initially going to be unveiled this April during the New York Show

The Lucid Air is an electric saloon from Lucid Motors that is in the final stretch of its development. Its production version will be presented on September 9. The goal is to reach a range of 644 kilometers on a single charge.

He Lucid Air, Lucid Motors’ high-flying electric saloon, already has a final arrival date. In principle his coming-out was scheduled for the New York Lounge, which was to be held in April and was finally canceled because of the coronavirus. Finally the debut will take place on September 9, from which time models such as the Tesla Model S or the Porsche Taycan will have a new rival to worry about.

The project has been able to go from being a prototype to a series vehicle thanks to the contribution made by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, known as PIF. The economic injection in this sense has been 1 billion dollars, which at the current exchange rate is about 870 million euros. As a result of this investment, the Saudis became the main shareholders of the electric car brand. Once the agreement is materialized Lucid Motors It had a capital of 436 million euros, a figure that can increase to 870 named based on a series of production and sales targets.

Thanks to this money the Lucid Air production is finally going to come true, even if it is slightly later than expected due to the crisis derived from Covid-19. Of the series electric hardly any details are known. For example, that the shape of your batteries will not be the usual one, but cylindrical. There is talk of a capacity of 200 kilowatt hours. Of course, there will be several versions. The most capable will offer a range of about 830 kilometers according to the realistic US EPA homologation protocol. This will be the version that will be around 1,000 horses and will have all-wheel drive. It will also be capable of accelerating from 0 to 96 kilometers / hour in 2.5 seconds and reaching a top speed of 320 kilometers / hour.

“Before the onset of the pandemic, Lucid had grown to more than 1,000 employees, and we still maintain this aggressive growth trajectory. We have worked with the human resources team to maintain candidate interviews while we switch appointments to phone calls. Our The supply chain continues to function and is preparing for the start of production of the Lucid Air. Mostly, both the tools and the machinery to build the car in Arizona were ready before this crisis. We have a strong financial position and the necessary financing “, stated a few weeks ago Peter Rawlinson, CEO of Lucid.

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