Lucid Begins Deliveries in Europe of Document 883km-Vary Lucid Air


From my expertise, the Lucid Air is essentially the most luxurious electrical automobile in the marketplace. It’s imbued with luxurious and exudes it (although, extra so on the within than the surface). Additionally it is the longest vary EV in the marketplace. It has a steep hill to climb to go from zero to worthwhile, however I believe even many individuals who won’t ever purchase a Lucid are cheering it on. Europeans recognize luxurious, and vary — and Europe is simply barely behind China in its excessive stage of EV adoption. It’s an ideal place for Lucid to promote automobiles, and now it’s.

Lucid Begins European Deliveries — Beginning in Germany & the Netherlands

Lucid has begun deliveries to clients in Europe this week, beginning in Germany and the Netherlands, two of the most important EV markets in Europe. Lucid’s European headquarters is in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Lucid at the moment has studios in Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands. “Lucid at the moment accepts reservations from European clients for all trim stage of Lucid Air. By inserting a totally refundable reservation beginning at €300 EUR, clients in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK can safe their place in line for Lucid Air Pure, Touring, and Grand Touring fashions when deliveries start of their respective nations,” the corporate provides.

The Lucid Air additionally received its official WLTP vary this week (opening the door for deliveries), and that vary is a document 883 kilometers (549 miles) on a full cost. That’s a significantly good distance you possibly can drive without having to cost. My Tesla Mannequin 3 has ~200 miles of vary and I usually go 2–3 days between charging.

Lucid Air Tops Euro NCAP Security Score System

Apart from the WLTP score, only a week in the past the Lucid Air acquired its Euro NCAP score. It earned the best attainable 5 stars.

“Security has been a prime precedence from the outset at Lucid and reaching 5 stars in Euro NCAP will give homeowners additional confidence of their Lucid Air,” famous Eric Bach, Senior Vice President of Product and Chief Engineer at Lucid Group. “This can be a implausible end result that was absolutely anticipated given the excellent engineering course of for Lucid Air, but it surely’s necessary to notice that passive security is just a part of the general security story. With an accessible 32-sensor suite in DreamDrive Professional, we additionally supply one of many {industry}’s most complete lively security methods.”

Naturally, Lucid is beginning deliveries with the high-end Lucid Air Dream Version trims. One choice is concentrated on efficiency, one is concentrated on vary.

  • “Dream Version Efficiency options two motors producing a mixed 828 kW (1,111 horsepower) and an all-electric driving vary of 799 km on the WLTP mixed cycle. It might probably speed up from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds.”
  • “Dream Version Vary embodies Lucid’s exacting give attention to effectivity, with an industry-leading electrical driving vary of as much as 883 km on the WLTP mixed cycle. Dream Version Vary can be powered by two motors, producing 696 kW (933 horsepower).”

Apart from an unlimited quantity of vary, the Lucid Air additionally has top-of-industry fast-charging capabilities. Due to its 900V structure, it will probably add 400 km (250 miles) of vary in ~quarter-hour on a 300kW quick charger.

Lucid’s Batteries to Come from Panasonic

As a last matter for right now, we’ve additionally received information on the place Lucid goes to be getting its batteries from. That will be Panasonic. Earlier this month, Lucid and Panasonic shared that they’ve teamed up on a multi-year battery procurement partnership. The batteries will probably be provided to be used in each the Air and the approaching Gravity SUV.

“Panasonic is a implausible companion with each revolutionary expertise and depth of expertise,” commented Peter Rawlinson, Lucid’s CEO and CTO. “This settlement will assist us meet the rising demand for lithium-ion batteries as we proceed to ramp manufacturing of the complete Lucid Air line-up in 2023 and anticipate to start manufacturing of our Gravity SUV in 2024.”

“With the elevated electrification of the automotive market, partnerships with technology-leading EV producers reminiscent of Lucid are crucial to our mission,” stated Kazuo Tadanobu, President and CEO of Panasonic Power Co., Ltd. “This partnership will assist us drive development of the lithium-ion battery {industry} and speed up the world in direction of a net-zero emissions future.”

Longtime EV followers will recall that Panasonic was Tesla’s unique battery provider for years. It’s nonetheless a serious battery provider for Tesla, however Tesla additionally now buys batteries from LG Power Answer, CATL, and others.


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