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Sport Tesla challenger Lucid: Factory is complete - 400,000 electric cars planned per year

14:20  01 december  2020
14:20  01 december  2020 Source:   t3n.de

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The first all- electric car from Lucid Motors is expected to set a new industry benchmark — and record — with more than 500 miles of range per charge, easily topping leading EVs from Tesla , General Motors and others. The California-based start-up Tuesday said its Lucid Air sedan is estimated to

Lucid Air is finally going to come to market this year after a delay of a few years – likely becoming the first of the new wave of California EV startups to bring an electric car to production after Tesla . During the delay, Lucid didn’t sit on their hands waiting for capital to go to production.

Tesla challenger Lucid Motors has completed the first construction phase of its electric car factory. The first Lucid Air should roll off the production line here in a few months.

Fabrik von Lucid Motors: Vorproduktion des Lucid Air gestartet. © Lucid Motors Lucid Motors factory: pre-production of the Lucid Air started.

In September, the electric car startup Lucid Motors officially presented its e-sedan Lucid Air - almost four years after the first presentation. In addition, this time there were also specific production plans - the first Air is to be delivered in spring. In keeping with this, Lucid Motors has announced the completion of the first phase of the construction of its electric car plant after a year of construction.

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Tesla considers itself the electric car technology leader, but there's a new competitor emerging to vie for that title. “ Lucid seems to be setting its sights on global elites, people who might wish to trade up from BMW or Mercedes rather than switching over to Tesla ,” said Michael Dunne, chief executive of

Dozens of new electric - vehicle models are expected to arrive at dealerships in the next few years . On Wednesday evening, the 13- year -old company showed off its latest iteration of the Lucid Air, a luxury sedan it plans to start selling in early 2021 after years of struggling to raise funding.

Lucid Air: Start of production is getting closer

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This means that production of the Lucid Air in the "Lucid AMP-1 Factory" in Casa Grande will soon begin in the US state of Arizona apparently nothing more in the way. On the photos published by Lucid Motors, work is still underway to complete the production lines. Some machines are already installed. According to Lucid Motors, one last Air pre-series is currently being produced, which should already correspond to the final versions.

According to the current status, the Lucid factory should be able to manufacture around 30,000 vehicles a year. In the future, however, up to 400,000 e-cars a year will be possible, writes Electrek . To do this, of course, capacities would have to be expanded. The factory was planned in such a way that the company could gradually add more platforms and vehicles - depending on customer demand, as the Lucid Vice President Peter Hochholdinger, who is responsible for production, said.

production expert from Audi and Tesla

Hochholdinger, once head of production at Tesla and responsible, among other things, for optimizing Model 3 production, had hired Lucid Motors last year. In mid-2016, Hochholdinger switched from Audi to Tesla to reorganize production there. Now the car production specialist is apparently supposed to ensure that Lucid's expectations in the production of the of the Lucid Air are met.

Public chargers per EVs is now at the LOWEST level in two years .
For every electric vehicle registered in the UK there are just 0.28 charge points, a 2020. In contrast, there were almost nine public chargers per EV at the start of 2018, data shows.The number of public electric vehicle charge points per battery car has fallen to its lowest level in two years.

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