Lucid Motors Ready To Move Into Bigger Headquarters In Newark, California

Lucid Motors announced its new, bigger headquarters in Newark, California which is twice the size of their existing one.

The EV start-up company says it’s getting ready for expansion, that’s why as of late 2017 they’ll begin moving into their new facilities into the Pacific Research Center. The new location also happens to be just a few blocks away from Lucid’s prototype shop, where the Air was first revealed back in late 2016.

“The next two years will be a defining period for Lucid as we prepare the Lucid Air for production and continue development of future products. With the space secured for our expansion, we can now focus our attention on the task at hand,” the company said in its blog.

The new HQ features a larger design studio, more lab and office space under a single roof. Lucid showcased the latest version of the Air prototype in Monterey last summer wearing a two-tone paint job.

Lucid plans to launch a production version of the Model S-rivaling Air in 2019 and after securing funds for the first phase of a new $700 million factory in Arizona. This will enable them to build between 8,000 and 10,000 cars per year initially, with the number going up to 130,000 vehicles per year when the factory’s construction is complete in 2022.

Once it enters production, the new Lucid Air will cost from $52,500 (including the $7,500 federal tax credit), featuring 400hp and a 240-mile driving range per charge. The company has also announced a special Launch Edition for the first 255 units that will roll off the production line, which will offer a longer, 400-mile range, a 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds, autonomous driving hardware and more. Price for one of the Air Launch Edition models is expected to be over $100,000 according to the company.


  • MarketAndChurch

    I used to live in the neighborhood adjacent to this parking lot. It’s a nice spot in a quiet city, and just one city over from the Tesla factory. Maybe they might be trying to get a collaboration thing going being in basically the same neighborhood as their rival.

    • Liam Paul

      two companies going out of business is all i see. 240 range and 52k is not going to be a mass preduced car anytime soon.

      • Andrewthecarguy

        You have no faith I see.
        EVs are the future.
        The numbers are appalling now yes, but it is only a matter of time before huge numbers are realized. Same way you can get 350hp out of a 4 cylinder today whereas in the early days, you needed a V8 to achieve such numbers.

  • pureworx

    another EV scammer, give it 3 years tops before they lose everyone else money and put their hands up.

    • Erzhik

      If you’ve read and watched anything about Lucid, you would know they are actually very realistic about their goals. They already said that there is a chance that their car will never make it to the market.

  • Althea Later

    More power to them if they get all these investors…. But “Lucid”? I don’t know… I can think of better names… Maybe “Wet Dream”?

    • Andrewthecarguy

      ?? Maybe you are thinking of LURID.
      Lucid is means to speak or express clearly, as in to elucidate.

  • Bash

    When did that happen!!! How did that happen!!!