The above represents the production ramp up estimates for the Tesla Model 3 in 2017. Elon vs. realist vs. bearish. And what happened? Nothing even close. Per Wikipedia....
Quarter: Model 3 vehicles produced
2017 Q3: 260(222 delivered)
2017 Q4: 2,425(1,542 delivered)
2018 Q1: 9,766(8,182 delivered)
2018 Q2: 28,578(18,449 delivered)
2018 Q3: 53,239(56,065 delivered)
2018 Q4: 61,394(63,359 delivered)
2019 Q1: 62,975(50,928 delivered)
2019 Q2: 72,531(77,634 delivered)
2019 Q3: 79,837(79,703 delivered)
2019 Q4: 86,958(92,620 delivered)
My takeaway from this: Over the next few weeks/months, lots of patience will be required. The ramp-up is slow but once it gets going, it will definitely get going And I'm sure the cars rolling off the line will have bumpers that remain attached, even in rain. I hope that Lucid continues to take a quality over quantity stance, as quality is an integral part of the brand (in the same way that being a beta tester is part of Tesla's). So, I'm guessing the ramp we will see will be even slower because Lucid can't afford to put out a shoddy product. And I'm okay with that.