Now that we have an idea of sales volume (via info released at the recent test ride event) for 2019, Lucid Motors seems less like vaporware and more like the real deal.

Lucid projects sales of just 255 units in 2019, a modest figure for sure. This is unlike other startups who promise us the moon, but never deliver.

Lucid Air

Lucid Air

According to Lucid, the automaker plans to construct a $700 million manufacturing factory in Arizona. This site will be ready to begin small-scale production in 2018.

Come 2019, Lucid hopes to deliver 255 units of is "launch edition" Lucid Airs to buyers. Each of these high-end Airs will cost ~ $165,000.

Quick specs for "launch edition" Air::

  • 1,000+ horsepower
  • 0 to 60 MPH in just 2.5 seconds
  • 130 kWh battery for 400 miles of range
Beyond 2019, the goal of course would be to scale up production and bring to market the cheaper, non "launch edition" Airs. These will be fitted with 100 kWh batteries and have a range of 300 miles or so. Pricing for these lower-end Airs hasn't been announced, but we figure they'll still be a bit north of $100,000.

Source: Fast Company