The West’s most credible challenge to Tesla’s EV supremacy, Lucid continues to charge ahead – this week, it begins European deliveries.
Lucid Motors may not have a Chinese home market advantage or the backing of Warren Buffet, like BYD, but the Peter Rawlinson-led team is packed with Tesla alums, and – despite wishful thinking from Tesla and Twitter’s tabloid-esque CEO, Elon Musk – is positively swimming in Saudi oil money. More than enough, in fact, to survive a recession or two. Beyond that, the company’s first product, the Air sedan is nearly perfectly executed – and there’s no reason to believe the brand’s upcoming Gravity SUV will be any less so.
This isn’t about Lucid’s product plan or future promises, however. This is about what the company is doing now. And, now, they are delivering product. You can check out the official press release, below, then let us know what you think in the comments.
Lucid Begins Deliveries of Lucid Air Dream Edition to Customers in Europe, Confirms Official WLTP Driving Range of up to 883 km USA
AMSTERDAM – Lucid Group (NASDAQ: LCID), setting new standards with the longest-range, fastest-charging electric car on the market, today announced that it has begun deliveries of Lucid Air in Europe, with the first customers in Germany and the Netherlands.
Lucid Air launches in Europe with the limited-production Dream Edition. It is available in two distinct versions, optimized to highlight different facets of this exceptional electric luxury sedan.
- Dream Edition Performance features two motors producing a combined 828 kW (1,111 horsepower) and an all-electric driving range of 799 km on the WLTP combined cycle. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds.
- Dream Edition Range embodies Lucid’s exacting focus on efficiency, with an industry-leading electric driving range of up to 883 km on the WLTP combined cycle. Dream Edition Range is also powered by two motors, producing 696 kW (933 horsepower).
Lucid is also an industry leader in terms of charging, with 900V+ electrical architecture for Air Dream Edition and Air Grand Touring. When using a DC fast charger capable of 300+ kW, Lucid Air Grand Touring can add 400 km of range in approximately 15 minutes, making it an ideal vehicle for travel in Europe.
European Retail Expansion Means More Lucids Find a Home
Lucid Motors, with its European headquarters based in Amsterdam, is actively expanding its physical presence in the region. It recently opened its third retail location and first combined service, delivery, and sales center in Europe … which follows Studio openings earlier this year in Geneva, Switzerland and Munich, Germany. Further expansion in Europe is planned in the future.
Lucid currently accepts reservations from European customers for all trim level of Lucid Air. By placing a fully refundable reservation starting at €300 EUR, customers in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK can secure their place in line for Lucid Air Pure, Touring, and Grand Touring models when deliveries begin in their respective countries.
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