Yesterday, Lucid Group (LCID) reported its Q2 2022 earnings. It was here the electric vehicle maker revealed that it shipped just 679 cars in the second quarter of 2022, a far cry away from the 37,000 current reservations for its Lucid Air electric luxury sedan. The company also cut its 2022 delivery guidance from 12,000 to 14,000 vehicles in February to just 6,000, to 7,000 vehicles as of yesterday’s report.
The stunning reveal that Lucid Group was only able to ship 679 EVs was met with an expected reaction. Shares fell 12 percent in after-hours trading, and the company was in full damage control mode discussing how it plans to fix this problem moving forward. Peter Rawlinson, Lucid’s CEO and CTO, had this to say:
Lucid also pointed out that, while delivery of its Lucid Air electric vehicle had fallen well short of expectations, the company had $4.6 billion in cash, cash equivalents, and investments that it expected would fund the company well into 2023. Lucid’s stock also rebounded slightly in the early trading hours of Thursday. LCID opened at $18.03 per share but was trading at $18.50 per share just after 11 a.m. EDT Still, it’s safe to say there’s quite a bit of concern over the company’s current pace of delivering electric vehicles, and things could potentially get much worse if the company isn’t able to course correct.
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