Catch Me if You Can! The Lucid Air Becomes a Police Car in Saudi Arabia

Lucid Air police car in Saudi Arabia 9 photos
Photo: MOI Saudi Arabia
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It is fast and that is all it takes when it comes to chasing perpetrators. The Lucid Air becomes a police car in Saudi Arabia. The vehicle will be unveiled during the World Defence Show.
The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior uploaded to former Twitter/current X a video showing the upcoming police car. It is the Lucid Air, which becomes part of the Arabian police fleet. The information was provided by the ministry officials during a defense conference this weekend.

The Lucid Air wears the national police livery and is equipped with an unusually shaped siren mounted on the roof. That is because there is a box integrated into it from where a drone can be deployed. The video shows the drone flying off from the roof of the electric sedan.

The "Police" lettering shows up on both sides in the company of Saudi Arabia's General Directorate of Public Security logo. The model wearing the police livery will be shown at the World Defence Show that is taking place these days in the country’s capital, Riyadh.

The hood displays the Police lettering on the hood alongside the police number 911. The Lucid Air police cruiser is making its official debut next week. However, the sedan has already been spotted cruising in the King's motorcade last week.

Lucid Air police car in Saudi Arabia
Photo: MOI Saudi Arabia
There is no information regarding the version of the Airs being part of the police fleet in Saudi Arabia. But if they are to catch thieves around the country in it, they should go for the range-topping Sapphire.

That is a three-motor electric sedan, which benefits from the presence of 1,1234 horsepower (1,250 metric horsepower) and 1,430 pound-feet (1,938 Newton meters) of torque, which is just enough for a run from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 kph) in an impressive 1.89 seconds. The sedan with hypercar credentials does the quarter mile in 8.95 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph (330 kph).

The move does make sense. And that is because Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) holds approximately 61 percent of Lucid's shares. Furthermore, the American carmaker was the first to build a car factory in the country.

The facility has been operating there since September 2023, with a capacity of 5,000 units per year. According to a Lucid executive, approximately 800 locally assembled Air sedans have rolled off the production line so far.

The cars are manufactured at Lucid's plant in Casa Grande, Arizona, before they are disassembled, shipped to Saudi Arabia and re-assembled again. Lucid targets the transition to complete build production after the middle of the decade, when the center is expected to reach an annual capacity of 150,000 units.

Lucid signed a contract with the Saudi Arabian government to deliver 100,000 EVs over a ten-year span.

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