Lucid Motors has started construction of its electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona. The first phase of factory construction, representing an investment of over $300 million, is scheduled for completion in late 2020 in readiness for the start of production of Lucid’s first car, the Lucid Air which is a 1,000-horsepower electric luxury sedan capable of over 400 miles range and 0-60 mph in under 2.5 seconds.
“The Lucid Air is a cutting-edge electric vehicle designed, engineered, and destined for manufacture entirely in America,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Motors. “We are proud to be moving forward on our commitment to manufacturing the Lucid Air in Casa Grande. With supportive investors, an outstanding team of designers and engineers, and a product strategy that extends well beyond the Air, we expect today to be just the start of a longstanding presence in this dynamic city.”
“Attracting a high-tech automotive manufacturer like Lucid Motors to Arizona is a testament to the talent, business environment, and geographic location our state has to offer innovative companies to help them succeed,” said Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. “I congratulate Lucid Motors, Casa Grande, and Pinal County on achieving this milestone and look forward to seeing the first vehicles roll off the production line.”
The company was founded in 2007 under the name Atieva and rebranded to Lucid Motors in October 2016. The company plans to develop an all-electric, high-performance luxury vehicle. It will begin production of the Lucid Air in late 2020 in the new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Source: Press Release