Lucid starts construction at Arizona EV factory
Lucid Motors marked the start of construction of its electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona (USA).
The first phase of factory construction, representing an investment of more than US$300m, is scheduled for completion in late 2020 in readiness for the start of production of Lucid's first car, the Air sedan.
«The Lucid Air is an electric vehicle designed, engineered, and destined for manufacture entirely in America» said Lucid Motors Ceo and Cto, Peter Rawlinson.
The factory is expected to have a positive economic impact on the city, county, and state, including around 4,800 direct and indirect jobs by 2029, more than US$700m in capital investment by Lucid by the mid-2020s, an estimated US$32bn revenue impact for the city and county across a 20-year period and training programmes and new curriculums at local community colleges.
Lucid chose the Casa Grande, Arizona, location for its factory after a search across 13 US States and more than 60 sites. Lucid selected Arizona based upon numerous factors, including business climate, infrastructure, talent, geographic location and the automotive supply chain in the Arizona-Sonora region.