Service center

Electric car maker Lucid plans first LI service center

Lucid, a Newark, Calif.-based electric vehicle maker, plans to open its first service center on Long Island early next year.

The company has leased 24,000 square feet at 45 South Service Road in Plainview, where it will build the new facility which is expected to open in the first quarter of 2023.

Lucid currently has a location on Long Island, a studio in the Americana Manhasset shopping complex. The Plainview facility will be just the automaker’s second service center in the Northeast, as it plans to open another in Natick, Mass. this autumn.

45 South Plainview Service Road / Google Maps image

The Plainview space was once occupied by longtime tenant Coram CVS, a home infusion provider. Extensive renovations have just been completed on the 100,000 square foot building at 45 South Service Road, which included a new facade and the installation of solar panels on a new roof.

Publicly listed Lucid began delivering its first vehicles to customers in October 2021. When founded in 2007, the company was called Atieva and focused on manufacturing powertrains and batteries for other car manufacturers. electric vehicles. The company was rebranded as Lucid in 2016, when it announced it would make its own brand of electric cars.

Last month, the company raised prices for its range of electric vehicles, with its lowest-priced model called Air Pure now selling for $87,400 and its top-of-the-line Air Grand Touring model priced at $154,000. The base model Lucid EV has a range of over 500 miles on a single charge, according to EPA estimates. It can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds.

Lucid, which has been struggling with supply chain issues, has had to cut its 2022 production outlook from 20,000 to between 12,000 and 14,000 vehicles, according to published reports. The company reported a net loss of $81.3 million for the first quarter of the year. However, Lucid also has over 30,000 buyer bookings, representing $2.9 billion in sales.

Newmark’s Jordan Oliver represented Lucid, while owner WK Equities was self-represented in the Plainview lease transaction.