Lucid Motors

The interior of a Lucid Motors vehicle is shown in its reveal video.

CASA GRANDE — Lucid Motors revealed the Lucid Air during an online global digital reveal Wednesday with hopes to begin deliveries in the spring of 2021.

“From the very beginning our core mission was to accelerate the adoption of electrification,” said VP of Design Derek Jenkins. “It’s important to be bold with simplicity.”

According to Lucid Motors, the vehicle is spacious on the inside and compact on the outside. The vehicle was designed to be reminiscent of California as Lucid Motors is a California company headquartered in Silicon Valley.

According to the website, the estimated range is up to 517 miles. Lucid Motors claims that charging the vehicle will be fast and up to 300 miles in only 20 minutes when connected to the DC fast chargers on the Electrify America network.

“We want time in the car to be time well spent,” Jenkins said. According to the digital reveal, there will also be an app designed to send navigation and to check the charge of the vehicle.

The luxury vehicle has many different features. The car is capable of powering a house with light in the event of a power shortage.

Lucid Motors searched between 13 states for a location for its factory and settled on Casa Grande. “Our factory is the first greenfield factory in North America and I’m very proud to be part of that,” VP of Manufacturing Peter Hochholdinger said. The factory was built in the span of around eight months.

During the global reveal, Lucid Motors also announced Project Gravity. “Just as Lucid Air has reimagined the luxury sedan, Project Gravity will redefine the luxury SUV,” he said.

According to the website, the SUV will be coming sometime in 2023.

Reservations for a Lucid Air are now open for customers in the United States, Canada and select countries in Europe and the Middle East. Reserving a Lucid Air means posting a $1,000 refundable deposit.

According to the website, production at the Casa Grande factory will begin in the coming months, and deliveries of the Lucid Air to North American customers will commence during the spring of 2021.


Gabrielle Olivera is the Casa Grande reporter at PinalCentral, covering government, schools, business and more.