Lucid gains EPA approval to launch 2023 Air models

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Lucid has gained EPA approval to launch the sale of several 2023 model-year trims of the Air electric vehicle.

Lucid gained Certificates of Conformity for the Air Grand Touring’s 19″, 20″, and 21″ trim levels, which allows the manufacturer to sell the vehicles to consumers. Lucid applied for EPA certification of these vehicles on September 7, and gained a Certificate of Conformity just two days later on September 9.

The Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance was also approved by the EPA to receive a Certificate of Conformity, with Lucid applying for the cert on September 7. Like the Grand Touring configurations, the EPA granted the Certificate of Conformity for this specific model on September 9.

Lucid is still ramping up manufacturing of its electric vehicles, which it started delivering this weekend one year ago. Lucid launched deliveries with the Dream Edition trim configuration of the Air, the company’s premiere vehicle design that packs exceptional performance and industry-leading range with 520 miles on a full charge.

Vehicle manufacturers are required to submit applications to the EPA for vehicles to be assessed before they are sold and delivered to customers. The EPA performs these assessments to ensure that every vehicle on the road is conforming with fuel economy and emissions standards, with the latter being something EVs do not have much of an issue getting by.

Many companies are sending vehicle applications to the EPA as 2022 comes to an end. Earlier this week, we reported Tesla received its first EPA approvals for 2023 model year versions of the Model S, Model X, and Model 3.

Additionally, the company received approval for the Tesla Semi.  Several vehicles in Tesla’s lineup, like Lucids, are unapproved as of now. However, this is not a major alarm as it is only October and there is a delay of about thirty days for the EPA to confirm vehicles have been assessed and approved. We reached out to the EPA for confirmation on whether non-approved vehicles have been submitted by the automakers, but that information has not yet been made available to us.

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Joey Klender: Joey has been a journalist covering electric mobility at TESLARATI since August 2019. In his time at TESLARATI, Joey has broken several big stories, including the first images of the Tesla Model S Plaid, the imminent release of the 4680 Model Y through EPA certification, and several expansions to the Lucid AMP-1 factory in Arizona, to name a few. His stories have been featured in several publications, including Yahoo! Finance, Fox News, CNET, and Seeking Alpha. In his spare time, Joey is playing golf, watching MMA, or cheering on any of his favorite sports teams, including the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles, Miami Heat, Washington Capitals, and Penn State Nittany Lions. You can get in touch with joey at He is also on Twitter @KlenderJoey.
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