Lucid Motors announced the Government of Saudi Arabia, under its Saudi Vision 2030 and Saudi Green Initiative, will buy up to 100,000 Lucid Air vehicles. This is over a ten year period with an initial commitment to purchase 50,000 vehicles and an option to purchase up to an additional 50,000 vehicles over the same period.
As part of the agreement, the Government of Saudi Arabia has pledged to purchase vehicles, including Lucid Air and other future models, built and assembled at Lucid’s existing Arizona factory and its future international manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia. The order quantity is expected to range from 1,000 to 2,000 vehicles annually and increase to between 4,000 and 7,000 vehicles annually starting in 2025, with the delivery of the vehicles required to commence no later than the second quarter of 2023.
The purchase price of the vehicles will be determined based on the lower of the standard retail price for the applicable vehicle in Saudi Arabia and the standard retail price for the applicable vehicle in the United States, plus the logistics and importation costs, and other costs of delivering and homologating vehicles to regulations of Saudi Arabia.
The Form 8-K reads:
On April 20, 2022, Lucid LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lucid Group, Inc. (collectively, the “Company”), entered into a binding letter of undertaking (the “Letter of Undertaking”) with the Ministry of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”).
Under the terms of the Letter of Undertaking, the Government of KSA and its entities and corporate subsidiaries (collectively, the “Kingdom”) undertake to purchase up to 100,000 vehicles from the Company over a ten-year period, with an initial commitment to purchase 50,000 vehicles and an option to purchase up to an additional 50,000 vehicles during such ten-year period.
The purchase price is determined by the lower of (i) the standard retail price for the applicable vehicle in the KSA; and (ii) the standard retail price for the applicable vehicle in the United States, plus actual cost of logistics, importing, and other actual costs of delivering and homologating vehicles to KSA regulations. The order quantity by the Kingdom will initially range from 1,000 and 2,000 vehicles annually and increase to between 4,000 and 7,000 vehicles annually starting in 2025 unless otherwise agreed by the Kingdom and the Company. The delivery of the vehicles is required to commence no later than the second quarter of 2023. The foregoing description does not constitute a complete summary of the terms of the Letter of Undertaking and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the copy of the Letter of Undertaking, which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.
“Delivering up to 100,000 Lucid electric vehicles in Saudi Arabia represents another pivotal moment in our acceleration of sustainable transportation worldwide,” said Peter Rawlinson, Lucid’s CEO and CTO. “We are delighted to be supporting Saudi Arabia in achieving its sustainability goals and net zero ambitions, as outlined by Saudi Vision 2030 and the Saudi Green Initiative, by bringing our advanced luxury EVs to Saudi Arabia.”