Let me start by saying these are unverified details posted in Reddit by someone who alleges to either works at Lucid Motors or knows someone who does. Some of these details seem to be legit but again, it is hard to know for sure what is fake and what is real. In fact, some of these rumors are simply not true after fact checking but I found them interesting, nevertheless. So take this post on Reddit with a grain of salt.
1,650 Lucid Airs Produced So Far?
The post says “every car in GA has a number on the license plate area indicating what number of car it is.” “We’re at around 1650 currently, and that’s including 500 from last year which we didn’t even meet the goal on. So this year out of 15k cars we’ve done about 1150,” he wrote.
I personally estimated that by June 30, 2022, the end of Q2, Lucid would deliver 1,800 to 2,000 cars. If they produced 1,650 in total so far, I don’t know if they would hit that number because production seems to be lagging 4-8 weeks behind delivery, from what I can tell.
We will see in the Q2 earnings in the upcoming months if this is true.
Lucid Factor Shut Down For A Few Days?
The post says “we were SHUT DOWN April 27th – May 4th due to the parts warehouse in Tempe getting shut down by OSHA. So for 5 work days no cars were being produced. Many workers were left in the dust about anything and since we didn’t get paid, many workers are talking about Unionizing and having a company wide walkout sometime this month.”
Lucid executive, Sherry House, did say in the earnings call “we had a couple of days that we did shutdown. And we did have a little bit of slowing for about a week and a half in April.” But this specific to the impact of China and their shutdowns I believe. Sherry House added “But we have mitigation plans in place. We are able to get access to some warehouses. We are able to move production to another area of China in one case. And so as long as things continue to progress and really resolve through the course of May, we are feeling comfortable with what we have stated.”
I should said, I was unable to find any record of a violation in the OSHA site by Lucid Motors. You can search yourself over here. So while the factor was shut down, the reason this person said seems to be totally incorrect.
Lucid Air Pure Deliveries 2023?
The post says “Lucid Air Pures are still in Beta, we have a lot of bodies laying around as scrap. Full production of the Pures is expected to start in September. I see people asking when to expect them, they WILL NOT get to you by the end of the year. Probably January or February.”
I don’t think this surprises anyone, that Lucid won’t be delivering Lucid Air Pure trims until 2023. In fact, I’d think this would not happen until mid-2023 and we would see some Touring trims end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023.
Blue Lucid Air Coming?
The post says “a friend of mine in paint confirmed a Blue Sapphire color car will be coming sometime. They’re currently Beta Testing it.”
This surprises me, we saw a Lucid Air wrapped in blue but I didn’t think they would be coming out with a new color this soon?
Second Factory Shift Update?
The post says “2nd shift launch has been a shitstorm. They’ve moved their shift now 530pm – 4am and are paying everyone 10 hours OT which is good but not good for profits.” Adding “HR is having trouble finding workers as Lucid is still requiring the COVID vaccine for employment, also, the nearby jobs in Casa Grande are paying way more than Lucid. Tractor Supply which is right next door is starting at $19/hour, Walmart $23/hour, Hexcel $22/hour. And all of those places are NOT requiring a COVID shot. Casa grande (Arizona in general) is a very anti Shot, anti COVID area.”
I know Lucid is officially hiring shift workers for the factory.
Apple May Buy Lucid Motors?
The post says “There’s a very big belief around the building that Apple is going to buy the company.” I’ve heard these rumors as well but all I’ve heard are rumors and speculation. I’ve never heard anything close to legit about this. It would somewhat surprise me of Apple did buy Lucid but Apple has surprised us in the past.
Rumors & Not Verified
Let me end again by saying these are unverified details posted in Reddit by someone who alleges to either works at Lucid Motors or knows someone who does. Some of these details seem to be legit but again, it is hard to know for sure what is fake and what is real.
These are not confirmed but I found these details interesting and believable.
Some suspect this is a Lucid hater or Tesla fan boy posting fake information online, which can 100% be true. The OSHA bit seems not true but maybe that worker misunderstood why the factory was closed for a few days?
They are also being discussed in the Lucid Owners Forum.