Lucid's Air sedan has been showered with awards for its 500-mile range and sports-car performance, but orders aren't meeting expectations. Lucid is now going on a 42-city pop-up tour to find new buyers.
CEO Peter Rawlinson said the electric vehicle isn't the issue.
"We've got the best car in the world and not enough people know about it," Rawlinson said on an earnings call in February. "That is an entirely solvable problem."
The Dream Ahead Tour started mid-April with four stops in Florida and will finish in mid-November in Dallas, according to Lucid. The pop-ups will offer test drives and information about Lucid's proprietary EV technologies. The Air sedan holds the U.S. record for EV range and efficiency, the EPA says.
The Lucid Air starts at $89,050 with shipping for the base Pure trim and reaches $250,650 with shipping for the top-trim Sapphire coming this year. The brand's Gravity crossover is scheduled to launch in 2024.
In April, the Lucid Air won the 2023 World Luxury Car of the Year as part of the World Car Awards. In the U.S., reviews of the vehicle have been highly positive but also have noted some quality and software issues.