Lucid Air deliveries are just days away as the Tesla rival provides serious competition

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The Lucid Air offers the longest range of any EV ever made, as well as extreme horsepower and acceleration. 

Most impressively, the automaker has shown it is capable of not only hyping up a new car, but delivering on its promises as well. Lucid has now announced it will begin customer deliveries of its first car, the Air Dream Edition, before the end of this month.

Lucid will begin deliveries this Saturday, October 30, at an exclusive event for buyers. Upon taking delivery, buyers will be able to take part in the Lucid Rally. 

The event will guide owners on a route designed to show off the car's ride, handling, and performance. 

Serious specs

The Dream Edition gets a 118kWh battery and an EPA-estimated range of 520 miles per charge. In addition, the cars bring 1,111 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of 2.42 seconds.

Following delivery of the initial Dream Edition cars, Lucid will begin shipping the slightly more affordable (but still expensive) Air Touring and Air Pure cars in 2022. 

As some upstart automakers are having trouble even delivering prototypes, it's encouraging to see companies like Lucid and Rivian making good on their promises. 

It's also encouraging that the products from Lucid and others feature compelling tech and impressive capabilities.

Chris Teague
Freelance Contributor

After working in the technology and software industry for several years, Chris began writing as a way to help people outside of that world understand the sometimes very technical work that goes on behind the scenes. With a lifelong love of all things automotive, Chris turned his attention to writing new vehicle reviews, detailing industry trends, and breaking news. Along the way, he earned an MBA with a focus on data analysis that has helped him gain a strong understanding of why the auto industry’s biggest companies make the decisions they do.