Lucid Air Launch Delayed Until Year End

Lucid Air Launch Delayed Until Year End

March 31, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The debut of Lucid Air was planned at the New York Auto Show, but due to a pandemic, this event was postponed until the end of August.

Lucid has delayed the release of the Air electric sedan until the end of this year, but chief engineer Peter Rawlinson says the car maker continues to progress in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. If the event really takes place in August, then it is then that we will see the luxury electric sedan Air, which, according to the manufacturer, will become a direct competitor to Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW, not just Tesla.

In a recent interview, Peter Rawlinson said Lucid continues to recruit staff as he prepares his first car for production. The Lucid plant in Casa Grande, Arizona, continues to prepare for launch, and although many companies are struggling with coronavirus, Rawlinson noted that the launch of EV is in a good position.

    “In anticipation of COVID-19, Lucid has grown to more than 1,000 employees, and we are supporting this aggressive growth path even now. “We worked with the HR team to maintain a schedule of interviews with new candidates, while switching them to phone calls, and we are also moving forward on talent acquisition strategies,” Rawlinson confirmed.

At the end of February, Lucid announced that LG Chem cylindrical batteries will be installed in Air, unlike electric cars currently produced by companies such as Jaguar, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, which use LG Chem cells in the style of handbags. The initial launch model, dubbed the “Dream Edition,” is reported to be able to drive up to 643 km without recharging.