The Lucid Air, an all-electric sedan to challenge Tesla, will not hit its expected delivery date. Originally expected to hit the roads in spring, the vehicle is now slated for delivery in the second half of the year.
Production will occur at a plant in Casa Grande, Arizona. Lucid Chief Executive Peter Rawlinson said in a letter on Friday that COVID-19-related issues caused the delay.
“Despite the excellent progress made in all areas, we now know that we won’t be able to start delivering Lucid Air this spring at the level of quality we insist on providing,” Rawlinson said. “I am wholly committed to delivering a breathtaking electric car. If this means it will take a bit more time, the this is what we must do.”
The entry-level Air sedan is priced at $69,900, while a limited edition Air Dream Edition will cost $161,500. The high-end Air will come with more than 1,000 horsepower and more than 500 miles of range.