Aimed at combating range anxiety and providing the first electric car to achieve a 500-mile drive on a single charge, the Lucid Air is an EV line worth talking about. Reportedly comparable to (and some fans say superior to) the Tesla Model S in many ways, the Lucid Air is a luxury sedan with serious acceleration and style. But in our current electric vehicle market, how long does it take to get a Lucid Air in your garage?
Lucid Motors delivered their first EV to customers in late 2021 at the October Lucid Rally, and several thousand of Lucid’s EV sedans have been produced to date. In their second year on the market, Lucid has dropped reservations for their sedan, the Lucid Air, but fans are still waiting for the Gravity’s reservation line to open.
In today’s blog post, we’ll take a look at Lucid’s current offerings, reservation and delivery times for each Lucid Air trim in 2023, and where you can find a Lucid Air right now.
Lucid Air Dream Edition Delivery Estimates
As the first run of the Lucid Air lineup, this limited edition version of the Lucid Air was only available for reservation prior to April of 2021. The Dream Edition is sold out, but delivery took over a year from reservation to delivery, or 3 months from an actual VIN assignment to delivery. Plenty of factors have affected delivery dates for the Dream Edition, not the least of which have been the global supply chain issues that are continuing to wreak havoc across the industry.
The Dream Edition split into two additional options, Range and Performance. Both were produced and delivered in tandem, and only 520 were made. At this point, US deliveries of the Lucid Air Dream Edition are complete.
Lucid Air Pure – Delivery Dates
At the time of writing, the Dual-Motor version of the Lucid Air Pure is well into production and delivery for this trim of the Lucid Air began in January of 2023.
Since the single motor RWD option was only recently introduced (Q1 of 2023), you can expect to wait even longer for delivery to begin. We would estimate that the single motor option will put you back into receiving a VIN in Q3 to Q4 of 2023, but even that estimate assumes a lot of growth in the Lucid production line.
Lucid Air Touring – Estimated Delivery Dates
As of May 8, 2023, the Lucid Air Touring has been in production for almost 6 months and deliveries have been ongoing since February. The time from VIN assignment to delivery varies, but some owners report having received their Air Touring in about 2-4 weeks from receiving their VIN.
While delayed for a short time compared to other options, Lucid Air Tourings with the Stealth Look package began delivery in April of 2023.
Lucid Air Grand Touring – Delivery Estimates
There are two versions of the 2022-2023 Lucid Air Grand Touring: the Base model, and the Performance Model. The Grand Touring Base model was put into production in the first half of 2022, and deliveries are ongoing.
The Grand Touring Performance model was introduced back in April of 2022, and production is well underway with deliveries happening in tandem with the Grand Touring Base model. Current reservations are seeing about 1-2 months from VIN assignment to Delivery.
While originally delayed, the Lucid Air Grand Touring with the Stealth Look package has been delivering since April of 2023.
2023 Lucid Air Sapphire – Delivery Estimates
Lucid’s newest offering, the Lucid Air Sapphire, is also the highest performance trim of the Lucid Air Lineup. With 1,200hp and a 0-60 time of less than 2 seconds, the Lucid Air Sapphire is what YouTube Channel Extra Throttle House calls “an absolute monster.”
When will we see the Sapphire out on the road? At the time of writing (May 2023), the Lucid Air Sapphire is currently in production with delivery times expected to start this summer. Adding the Stealth Look package may delay production or delivery by a few months, but we expect even that combo to be ready to start delivery by the end of 2023.
What about the Lucid Gravity SUV? Current Production and Delivery Estimates
While it’s not a part of the Lucid Air lineup, we wanted to add a little note about Lucid’s electric crossover SUV. If you’re hoping that the Lucid Gravity SUV will be a better fit for you than the Air, you’ll need to stay patient a little while longer.
Plans for the all-electric SUV crossover are still about a year out. The Lucid Motors SUV is expected to stay on par with the Air as far as luxury and performance goes, but we know very little else about it yet.
Current speculation says that the Lucid Gravity will be offered next year (2024) with deliveries beginning in 2025. That’s assuming a settling of supply chain upsets for the automotive industry, of course, but having watched the production numbers of the Lucid Air slowly rise, we remain hopeful that they will be able to begin production at some point.
If you are interested in the Gravity and want to get details when they are published, Lucid does have a waitlist that you can sign up for (please note: it’s just an email list, not a reservation).
How To Check on Your Lucid Air Delivery
At the time of writing, Lucid does not have a way to track the status of your Lucid Air. Even logging in to the Lucid app is only possible after you take delivery of your vehicle.
Currently, Lucid’s entire process runs through their Sales and Delivery Advisors. A lot of that communication is through email, but the advisors are available to talk on the phone if you’d prefer it. If you are at the very beginning of your Lucid journey, Lucid’s Sales Advisors are the ones that will walk you through the reservation process.
When it’s time for your Lucid Air’s Order Confirmation, your Delivery Advisor will be available to answer any questions you might have. At this point, you’ll likely only be given estimates for production and delivery dates. More accurate numbers are available after your order hits production and after you are given your VIN.
Shipment and delivery are handled either by your Delivery Advisor or your closest Lucid Studio, and they will be the people with all your answers at this stage (in fact, they may have the only answers).
Lucid Motors deliveries are still a very personal experience. While we wish there was a way to check on a Lucid Air’s progress without bothering a Lucid Advisor, we’ve heard some pretty good things about Lucid’s customer service. Keeping in contact with the Advisor you’ve been assigned to is the best way to stay up-to-date with your Lucid Motors delivery dates.
How to Get a Lucid Air Right Now
As of the time of writing, the Lucid Air Dream Edition, Lucid Air Touring, and the Lucid Air Grand Touring have been in production and delivered, with the Air Pure available and ramping up delivery. Lucid’s delivery numbers are steadily growing, but they are still working out kinks in the production line. The Lucid Air Pure AWD and the Lucid Air Sapphire are still waiting their turn, though the Sapphire is likely in the production phase.
If you want a Lucid EV in the next few months, you can find a small number of Air Touring and Grand Touring vehicles available on Lucid’s website (though there are very few options). Otherwise, the time between order and delivery has shortened as Lucid’s production output increases, so an order to delivery time of less than 6 months is possible.
If you don’t want to wait that long or want more options, there is another way! Because the Lucid Air has been out for over a year, you absolutely can find them used. The best part? The majority of used Lucid Airs on the market will be in like-new condition.
Finding a used Lucid Air is as easy as checking out our listings page. Here on Find My Electric, you’ll be able to filter for all the Lucid features you’re hoping for. You can easily access the full spectrum of build info and VIN research on each Lucid on our site to make sure it’s the right fit for you before reaching out to the seller.
And while we built Find My Electric with the goal of giving our users control of how they use the site, we also believe—like Lucid—that customer service should be personal and exceptional. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions, and check out our used Lucid Air listings to see what’s available today!