Electric vehicle maker Lucid has confirmed that it will enter the European market by the middle of this year and that right-hand-drive versions of the car have always been in operation, Autocar Reported.
The American EV brand has not yet confirmed which country it will be the first to export to, although an employee of Lucid confirmed in an earlier interview that Germany will receive the first Lucid EV order on the continent. In addition to exporting to the continent, the brand will expand its reach to the Middle East in June or July, a company spokesman confirmed to the publication.
Its entry into Europe will see a roll-out of sales in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Monaco, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, as well as EV’s strong base in Norway, where 64.5% of electric vehicles sold all over the country last year.
To “strongly indicate” an internal in Lucid Autocar That right-hand-drive has always been planned for aircraft, even if the United Kingdom market is still officially confirmed, the magazine reports. To that end, production for Lucid Air is expected to begin later this year, and a full range of Air Evils will be available to British customers to order online for delivery starting in 2023, the report said.
With his communication Autocar, Lucid further confirmed that a more powerful version of the Air is being built, which will feature two power units in the rear subframe for a total of three motors across the car. The rear axle unit, known as the megawatt Excel, is understood to be capable of producing up to 1,341 bhp (1,360 PS), and the full tri-motor setup produces at least 1,600 bhp (1,622 PS).
This rear axle will also be used in the firm’s upcoming Gravity SUV, which was teased as Project Gravity at the unveiling of Lucid Air Productions in September 2020. Lucid engineers are finalizing their work on the Gravity SUV, he said AutocarWhich is scheduled to debut in 2024.
In the case of the Lucid Air, ongoing improvements to the electric sedan include airline-style reclining rear seats for improved comfort, where the comfort of the ride can be further enhanced by a new option to specify air suspension, Autocar Note
The California-based EV startup said last month that it had cut production targets from the original 20,000 units to 12,000 to 14,000 units. In March, it was announced to investors that it had so far produced 400 units of Air and distributed more than 300 units to customers, while its order book contained more than 25,000 orders.
Gallery: Lucid Project Gravity
Gallery: Lucid Air