Lucid Trims Production Target Again
» Posted October 10, 2022 Resources | Share This Post
Lucid is once again adjusting downward its production plans for 2022.
The electric vehicle manufacturer recently slashed its production target in half to some 6,500 cars, according to a Bloomberg report. The move marks the second time that the California-based company has reduced its output goal for this year.
“Like other automakers, Lucid has been dealing with supply chain snags and resulting production hiccups,” Bloomberg’s Sean O’Kane writes. “It has brought on new talent to address some of those issues, including a new senior vice president of operations.”
The luxury electric carmaker based in California started rolling out its first cars last spring. The Lucid Air gets 520 miles per charge and comes with a $169,000 price tag.
Lucid has its sights set on competing with Tesla but has already hit some speed bumps.
The company originally planned to produce 20,000 vehicles this year. It first slashed that goal to 13,000 in February before adjusting downward again this month. Lucid produced just over 1,400 vehicles in the first six months of the year.
The automaker also announced its first recall in March. Lucid called back 200 Lucid Airs, citing a defect that could eventually snap the front brake line, making brakes much harder to use and increasing the risk of a crash.
Three months later, the company recalled some 1,100 vehicles over a defect that could cause instrument panels to fail.
Defective Vehicle? Know Your Lemon Law Rights
Lucid is not alone.
Car manufacturers around the world call back millions of vehicles every year, citing a wide range of defects and malfunctions that threaten to put everyone on the road in harm’s way. These recalls are often announced long after the cars have left production factories and been sold to unsuspecting buyers.
Lucid and other car owners in California should know that you have some important rights and protections under the state’s lemon law.
The California lemon law requires automakers to perform a variety of repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. Formally known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, the law also requires the companies to buy back or replace cars that they cannot or simply refuse to fix. That includes covering the car’s purchase price, as well as financing fees, rental car costs and other related expenses.
There is no specific number of repair requests or attempts that must happen before the buyback or replace requirement kicks in.
Lucid and other manufacturers are additionally forced to pick up the tab for any legal fees that owners incur while enforcing their lemon law rights. An experienced lemon law attorney can help you understand your rights under the law and explore your options for taking action.
Talk with a California Lemon Law Attorney
If you have been stuck with a defective or malfunctioning vehicle, a California lemon law attorney at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help you fight back.
Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law attorney.