Lucid Motors has announced that it will release a mass-produced version of its first all-electric luxury car, Air, online on September 9,media reported. The California start-up said it would showcase Air’s final look and interior design and provide new details about the car’s specifications, configuration and price. But because of the new crown outbreak, the first car owners will have to wait until early next year until they want the car they want.
Air had been scheduled to launch at the New York International Auto Show in April 2020, but like almost all other auto shows and events, the New York Auto Show announced a delay in March. Last month, the show’s organizers announced that this year’s show would be completely cancelled.
Instead, Lucid Motors took some time to show air’s progress as he planned for its unveiling. In April, the company released some photos of its plant in Casa Grande, Arizona, and video of the company conducting winter tests and a 400-mile journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles after charging once.
Air first showed off the prototype in 2016, so it really took a long time to meet with consumers. Like many other electric car entrepreneurs, Lucid Motors – at the helm of former Tesla Model S chief engineer Peter Rawlinson – has run into some financial troubles as it tries to get Air into mass production while also lending to a hedge fund and a Chinese bus company.
Just weeks before Washington Post reporter Jamal Hassouji was killed by Saudi Arabia, the company finally received a billion dollars in life-saving money from Saudi Arabia’s public investment fund.
Rawlinson said the money would put the company into production, and the delayin production gave Lucid Motors an opportunity to make several improvements to Air’s power technology. The company said Wednesday that it is stepping up its hiring efforts.