Tesla's competitor, American electric vehicle start-up lucid motors (hereinafter referred to as "lucid"), confirmed that the company would delay the release of its mass production version of lucid air due to the risk of production schedule.Lucid motors originally planned to officially launch a mass production version of its first electric vehicle, lucid air, at the New York Auto Show in April.
But now, the company has confirmed that it will delay the launch of its mass production version of lucid air until August this year, as the New York auto show was cancelled due to the new crown virus.
The good news is that Peter Rawlinson, chief technology officer of lucid motors, said the company is still hiring people and will continue to push ahead with its production plans.
Lucid motors is considered to be Tesla's main competitor in the field of electric vehicles, a car manufacturer specializing in electric vehicles.
In 2017, lucid Motors announced that it would take less than 2.5 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100 km / h, with a maximum speed of more than 200 km / h, starting at $60000 (about $420000).
At the time, the company also announced that it planned to raise $700 million to build a plant in Arizona to produce Lucid Air. in 2018 However, the company encountered difficulties in raising the funds needed to start the plant construction, resulting in the construction of the plant being delayed.
At the end of 2018, the company announced that it had received more than $1bn from Saudi Arabia's public investment fund (PIF), enabling it to go back to its 2017 plan.
Last November, lucid motors began construction of its electric vehicle plant in Arizona. The plant is expected to be built and put into operation in November 2020. Once put into operation, the plant will become the base of lucid motors all electric car lucid air. By 2022, the plant is expected to have as many as 2000 employees.
Earlier, the company said that the first batch production of vehicles will be offline at the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2020, and full-scale production will be achieved by the end of 2020. The company aims to produce 15000 cars in the first 12 months.