Sales of zero-emission cars accounted for almost 10 per cent of all car sales in B.C. in 2020 — the highest electric vehicle uptake in North America.
So it should come as no surprise that US-based electric car brand Lucid Motors will open its first showroom in Canada this year in Vancouver.
The new Vancouver showroom will open at Pacific Centre in a retail space recently vacated by fashion brand Michael Kors. The storefront is located at street-level facing onto West Georgia Street, allowing for vehicle access directly into the showroom.
The Apple flagship store is under construction across from Lucid’s new storefront.
While market-leading competitor Tesla recently shut its downtown Vancouver location on Robson Street, Volvo-owned Polestar will soon open a downtown showroom at 833 Seymour Street.
The Vancouver showroom will offer visitors the opportunity to see the new Lucid Air (pictured) in person, including its technology, exterior finishes and interior materials.
Lucid Air’s entry price is USD $77,400 and prices quickly escalate. The Lucid Air Touring style is priced from USD $95,000, the Air Grand Touring style starts at USD $139,000, and the Air Dream Edition is priced from USD $169,000. The base Lucid Air will have 480 horsepower and an estimated range of 653 kilometres.
Formerly named Atieva, the company was founded in 2007 and rebranded as Lucid Motors in 2016. The original company was focused on building electric vehicle batteries and powertrains for other vehicle manufacturers.
In February of this year, Lucid Motors announced a deal valued at USD $11.75 billion to merge with Churchill Capital Corp IV, a publicly traded special-purpose acquisition company.