Startup Lucid Motors, which unveiled a production version of the Air premium electric sedan in the fall, will not be able to deliver on its promise to start shipping cars this spring. Peter Rawlinson, CEO of the company, wrote about it personally. He explained the postponement by the impossibility of organizing the production of machines of proper quality now due to the problems of suppliers of components caused by the coronavirus epidemic.
Rawlinson now promises to begin deliveries in the second half of 2021. In other words, the car may be delayed until December.
Lucid recently announced an imminent public offering of its shares, which should attract new investment to the company. What’s interesting about this news is that new, long-term plans of the startup have surfaced in the investment presentations, writes Cleam Technica.
So far, we only knew about the Air sedan and the Gravity crossover, which should appear a few years later. From the presentation it is clear that by 2030 the company intends to produce 500 thousand electric vehicles a year – about the same as Tesla did in 2020.
It is even more interesting that another premium sedan and another premium crossover should join the two already named models. We can assume that we are talking about more compact cars, close in size to Tesla Model 3 and Y.
Finally, Lucid plans to make an electric sports coupe and an electric pickup. It turns out that Rawlinson seeks to almost completely repeat the Tesla lineup, but at the same time making more expensive and more luxurious electric vehicles.
However, plans for 2030 are obviously not a promise, but simply a vision prepared for investors of where the startup wants to move.