The US electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors produced 2,282 units of its only Air model in the third quarter of this year so far – more than three times as many as in the second quarter of 2022. Lucid also delivered 1,398 vehicles from July to September.
Lucid is on target to produce 6-7,000 vehicles annually. This 2022 production target was halved in early August, down from the 12,000 to 14,000 cars previously forecast. To reach the new, smaller number, the company will still have to further increase production at its Arizona plant by the end of the year.
According to its Q2 report, Lucid produced 1,405 vehicles in the first half of the year. Along with the 2,282 units now mentioned, a total of 3,687 vehicles produced so far – which still means that another 2,313 units will have to be manufactured to get to the minimum mark of 6,000.
Lucid has said that Q3 financials are to follow at a later date. Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO of Lucid, issued the following statement on the occasion of the Q2 report that was revealed in August: “We’ve identified the primary bottlenecks, and we are taking appropriate measures – bringing our logistics operations in-house, adding key hires to the executive team, and restructuring our logistics and manufacturing organization. We continue to see strong demand for our vehicles, with over 37,000 customer reservations, and I remain confident that we shall overcome these near-term challenges.”
However, reports emerged a month ago that the US electric carmaker has apparently lost several high-ranking managers – including production chief Peter Hochholdinger – amid its difficulties ramping up production of the debut Lucid Air model.
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