Lucid starts testing all-electric Gravity SUV on U.S. public roads
Newark, California-headquartered American electric vehicle manufacturer Lucid Group has announced that its all-electric Gravity SUV has entered a new phase of development and it is now testing on public roads throughout the country.
Commencement of testing of the Lucid Gravity electric SUV on public roads throughout the U.S. is undoubtedly a major milestone for a company that only started production of its first-ever model less than a couple of years back, in September 2021.
Peter Rawlinson, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Lucid Group, said in a statement that he was very excited to see the electric SUV moving towards series production and launch so quickly.
Speaking on the topic, Rawlinson said, "I am excited to see the Gravity SUV moving forward so quickly in its development, as it builds upon everything this company has achieved thus far and drives further advancements of our in- house technology to create a luxury electric SUV like none other.”
The top executive was quick to add that Lucid Air redefined the sedan category, putting the company in a place where the all-electric Gravity is positioned to revolutionize the SUV market.
According to the American manufacturer, the Lucid Gravity electric SUV will offer a perfect blend of spaciousness, performance, and driving range.
The company’s experience with the Lucid Air electric sedan will obviously help in producing even a better EV in the future. Following a troubled first full year of production, the company has successfully managed to stabilize and increase production of its all-electric Air sedan. In the first quarter (Q1) of this year, the company produced more than 2,300 units of the Air sedan. That is, of course, not a very impressive figure when compared with rival EV manufacturers like Rivian, but we shouldn’t forget the fact that Lucid sells only a single model that comes with a starting price tag of around $89,000 in entry-level Pure trim.
Announcing the road testing of the Gravity electric SUV, Lucid claims that its second production EV has specifically been designed and engineered to serve all sorts of lifestyles or need by offering comfy seating for up to seven adults, unique driving experience, and a greater electric range than any other SUV. Obviously, those are big claims. However, Lucid’s success with the Air electric sedan has proved that it can also build a world-class luxury SUV.