Lucid has kick-started production of its electric Air saloon at its facilities in Arizona.

With a claimed range of up to 500 miles and a power output of 1,065bhp, the Air is set to be one of the farthest-reaching and most powerful EVs to hit the market. Initially created in top-spec Dream Edition trim, the Air will be produced in Grand Touring, Touring and Air Pure variants afterwards.

In the US, the Air will start from $52,100 (£40,040), with these models utilising a single electric motor and a 75kWh battery pack bringing a claimed range of 240 miles. Touring models see that range increase to 406 miles while Grand Touring models should return up to 516 miles on a charge. Finally, there’s the Dream Edition which brings the headline 520-mile range as well as the full power output. However, just 520 of these models will be created.

All models will be able to add up to 300 miles of range in 20 minutes thanks to DC fast charging.

The Air is being launched in America initially, though it can be ordered in some European countries too. A delivery date for the UK is as yet unconfirmed, though interested buyers are able to reserve a build slot online.