Lucid Will Begin Delivering Customer Cars On October 30th

Lucid Motors today has announced that customer deliveries for the Dream Edition, the launch versions of Lucid Air, will begin this Saturday, October 30th. 

We also learned that the limited-run Dream Edition will feature a 118 kWh battery pack instead of the 112 kWh pack (we were initially told it was 113 kWh) that Lucid had previously announced. Evidently, the Dream Edition will have 6 more kWh than the Grand Touring version, but this is the first time Lucid has explained that.

We suspected this when we did an in-depth efficiency comparison of the different Air models, and I personally asked Lucid’s CEO Peter Rawlinson to explain it to me when I was at the Air first-drive event a few weeks ago. However, Rawlinson just smiled and said yes, there is a slight difference in battery packs, but wouldn’t go into any details. Along with today’s customer delivery announcement, the automaker has officially declared the small difference in battery packs.

 Dream Edition Performance

Dream Edition

Range

Grand Touring
Battery Pack: Total Capacity118 kWh118 kWh112 kWh

Range:

19″ Wheels

21″ Wheels

 

471 miles

451 miles

 

520 miles

481 miles

 

516 miles

469 miles

Efficiency:

19″ Wheels

21″ Wheels

 

4.0 mi/kWh

3.8 mi/kWh

 

4.4 mi/kWh

4.0 mi/kWh

 

4.6 mi/kWh

4.1 mi/kWh

Drivetrain LayoutDual motor, AWDDual motor, AWDDual motor, AWD
Power (combined)1,111 hp933 hp800 hp
Torque (combined)1,025 lb-ft.1,025 lb-ft.885 lb-ft.
1/4 mile time9.67 sec @ 149.87 mph10.24 sec @ 132.90 mph10.7 sec @ 127.56 mph
Top Speed168 mph168 mph168 mph
Curb Weight:
19” Wheels
21” Wheels

 

5,203 lbs
5,236 lbs

 

5,203 lbs
5,236 lbs

 

5,203 lbs
5,236 lbs

As part of Lucid’s “Dream Delivery Program”, Dream Edition customers will experience the Lucid Rally, hosted by members of the company’s leadership team on a route that showcases the vehicle’s ride, handling, and performance capabilities.

“Creating the Lucid Air has truly been a labor of love, with customer deliveries representing the culmination of years of endeavor from the entire Lucid team,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Group. “So I’m truly excited to hand the keys to our first dear customers and accompany them on an inaugural drive through the iconic California countryside.”

Lucid recently sent out a Tweet showing six wrapped vehicles on a car carrier with only the hashtag #DreamAhead. Therefore, we expected this announcement would follow soon thereafter. Additionally, at the first drive event, we were told that customer deliveries would begin in October but with the month quickly closing out, we were beginning to wonder if they would miss the self-imposed deadline. Evidently, they will not. 


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