A fleet of fully electric police cars, all based on the Lucid Air sedan, is set to hit the Saudi Arabian roads soon. Lucid just debuted its first police car on February 4th at the World Defense Show in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital.
The Lucid Air modification has extra equipment on its roof and a police livery of black and white. A police drone is mounted on what appears to be a large siren and strobe light rig. The drone can be launched by pressing a button to open the upper shell.
Although there are no interior pictures available, Lucid probably made interior modifications to the cabin to better accommodate police officers. A mobile radio device and additional screens are common additions to these changes, while it’s probable that some of these features have been incorporated into the sizable infotainment display.
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— وزارة الداخلية (@MOISaudiArabia) February 3, 2024
Given that Saudi Arabia’s government fund owns up to 60% of Lucid Motors’ shares, this development is hardly surprising. The Public Investment Fund (PIF) has invested $10 billion in the automaker, Lucid, and the local government has reached a deal for the purchase of up to 100,000 electric vehicles (EVs) over the next ten years.
Accompanying a state-owned startup named Ceer, a joint venture between PIF and Foxconn, Lucid Motors, which owns the sole electric vehicle factory in the region, is anticipated to be crucial to Saudi Arabia’s shift from fossil fuels to battery-powered cars. For the time being, the only thing that Lucid’s Saudi Arabian facility can do is reassemble cars that arrive as kits from the company in Arizona.
— مشاريع السعودية (@SaudiProject) January 31, 2024
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