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Lucid needs Mannequin 3, Mannequin Y rivals, right-hand drive

Lucid needs Mannequin 3, Mannequin Y rivals, right-hand drive


Lucid Motors CEO Peter Rawlinson is keen to increase the electrical automobile firm to new markets and new segments, with right-hand drive autos and rivals for the Tesla Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y on its want checklist.

“It’s a matter of engineering priorities. We’re slammed – we’ve acquired to get Sapphire out this yr.. we’ve acquired to get Gravity out subsequent yr,” Mr Rawlinson advised Auto Specific of the prospect of right-hand drive Lucid fashions.

“It breaks my coronary heart, possibly we are able to outsource [a] right-hand drive challenge to an engineering firm to do it for us.

“The potential market within the UK might be greater than even Germany by way of a latent need to go EV.”

Lucid additionally has plans to develop Tesla Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y rivals that Mr Rawlinson expects to be priced round US$50,000 (AU$74,700).

“After Gravity we’re going to do [Tesla] Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y opponents. We predict round $50,000, possibly $48,000 – one thing like that. It’s too early to say, however that’s the imaginative and prescient,” Mr Rawlinson stated.

The model at the moment delivers left-hand drive Lucid Air sedans to america, Canada, Europe and the Center East, with the three-row Gravity SUV set to hitch it subsequent yr.

Though some markets won’t see Lucid autos for a while, the corporate has lately signed a take care of Aston Martin which is able to give its drivers the chance to expertise Lucid’s tech.

The US-based startup will provide Aston Martin with its “present and future powertrain and battery expertise”.

Mr Rawlinson advised Auto Specific that it plans to licence its expertise to create a “multiplier impact” within the electrical automobile market, fairly than engaged on a circa-US$25,000 (A$37,376) EV of its personal.

“There are solely so many vehicles Lucid may make, however instantly it’s like 20 occasions extra,” Mr Rawlinson advised Auto Specific.

“It’s like a software program licensing, it’s such as you simply flash out software program and your {hardware} doesn’t work with out a software program flash from us and you must pay us X quantity per automotive for that flash.

“There’s an excellent instance in Intel. There’s an Intel inside brand on many computer systems and it’d be pretty to see ‘Lucid Inside’ on vehicles, too.”

Lucid is getting ready the launch of the tri-motor Sapphire model of its Air sedan subsequent yr, able to doing the 0-60mph (0-96km/h) dash in simply 1.89 seconds.

Additionally due subsequent yr is the firm’s first SUV, referred to as the Gravity.

In 2022 Lucid produced 7180 autos and generated simply over US$608 million (AU$908 million) in income.



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