May 18, 2022

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Lucid Raising Prices on New Vehicles

Lucid introduced designs to elevate costs on its automobiles as a lot as 13% starting off June 1. The enterprise also disclosed it delivered 360 new autos to customers through Q1 though indicating it will make as lots of as 14,000 autos in 2022.

Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson
Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson introduced the organization is raising costs on practically all of its vehicles starting up June 1.

The announcements arrived as aspect of the Arizona-based mostly EV maker’s initially quarter earnings report. The price tag maximize mirrors moves by other automakers, together with most lately fellow EV startup Rivian. Nevertheless, Rivian announced all its cars would be seeing an uptick right away, even if they’d been requested at the old price. The company extremely speedily apologized and introduced it was likely to honor previous pricing for motor vehicles in the pipeline.

As of June 1, new reservations will be priced in the U.S. at $154,000 for Air Grand Touring, $107,400 for Air Touring and $87,400 for Air Pure. Those people autos are at the moment priced at $139,000, $95,000 and $77,400. 

The price for the new Lucid Air Grand Touring Functionality product, announced just two weeks ago, will remain priced in the U.S. at $179,000. These selling prices are for foundation styles, ahead of the likely $7,500 U.S. federal tax credit, and excluding tax, title, license, solutions and spot fees.

Lucid pre-delivery inspecton line Sept 2021
Lucid delivered 360 new autos in the very first quarter of this calendar year.

Discovering from other companies issues

Lucid officers are clearly brief experiments on how not to anger a opportunity purchaser foundation.

“We also declared nowadays that we are expanding prices of our automobiles that will go into influence at the beginning of June,” mentioned Peter Rawlinson, Lucid’s CEO and CTO. 

“The world has changed dramatically from the time we first declared Lucid Air pricing in September 2020, but I want to reassure our current reservation holders that we will be honoring existing pricing for them as nicely as for any new reservations manufactured in advance of the conclusion of the month.” 

Still on keep track of for success

Lucid Gravity - rear 3-4 driving
The Lucid Gravity will stick to the Air sedan and is established to debut in 2024.

The organization delivered 360 cars through the quarter that just ended having said that, explained to investors it was on observe to deliver involving 12,000 and 14,000 motor vehicles in 2022 — as previously forecast. 

“Looking forward, we stay intently centered on ramping output and are energized about our merchandise roadmap in 2022 and further than with Air Grand Touring Overall performance deliveries anticipated in June Air Touring and Air Pure afterwards this year and with our Project Gravity SUV remaining on goal to commence generation in the first fifty percent of 2024,” Rawlinson claimed.

Sherry House, Lucid’s CFO, also famous the enterprise has reservations for 30,000 vehicles, which stand for about $2.9 billion in prospective sales. Due to the fact the company’s revenue for Q1 was $57.7 million and it posted a internet reduction of $81.3 million, or 5 cents per share. 

That is really uptick from the $313,000 in income from the calendar year ago period of time with a $2.9 billion reduction — all expected as the enterprise was nonetheless in growth manner. On the other hand, it did end Q1 with $5.4 billion in cash.