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The first car models will be delivered to Germany
Launch of California-based electric cars Lucid Motors plans to begin shipping its vehicles to Germany next year. This statement was made by the company’s representative Roberto Russo. Write about this economic news with an invitation to Avtodream.
He also added that the Air sedan should also enter other European markets in 2022. In 2012, Russo joined Tesla as sales manager for the European launch of the Model S, and later worked as a freelance sales expert advising other carmakers on the sale and launch of electric models.
It has been rumored for days that Lucid plans to enter the German market. Mr. Russo himself announced on LinkedIn that he would become the regional manager of Lucid Motors in Germany with regional impact. In an interview with one of the publications, he added that in addition to Germany, it is planned to establish supplies to the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium and Denmark.
Until then, the company will focus on the production and launch of Lucid Air in the United States. The model was introduced in September 2020. In the United States, the car is offered in two top versions – Grand Touring and Dream Edition at prices of 139,000 and 169,000 dollars, respectively. Later there will be Tour ($ 95,000) and basic Pure ($ 77,400) equipment levels. What versions of the Air will be offered in Europe, Roberto Russo did not say.
But it is certainly known that the cars will be delivered to Europe from the company’s own plant in Casa Grande, Arizona. The production capacity of the second model, which uses the same LEAP (Lucid Electric Advanced Platform) platform as Air, is now being expanded. Lucid Motors is known to sell its electric vehicles directly, without intermediaries.
The Lucid Air is offered a fully electric propulsion system that generates 1,080 hp. In this case, a 113 kW / h battery is used. With a single charge, an electric car can cover 832 km. Acceleration to 100 km / h takes 2.5 seconds, top speed is 270 km / h.