Lucid Motors has announced the completion of the first phase of construction at the new Lucid AMP-1 (Advanced Manufacturing Plant) factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. The commissioning of production equipment and processes is now underway ahead of start of production.
As the first greenfield, dedicated electric vehicle factory built in North America, Lucid’s innovative AMP-1 was designed to allow for additional phases of expansion at the site.
Customer-ordered production cars will start coming off the Arizona line in Spring of 2021, with an initial capacity of up to 30,000 units annually to supply global markets, beginning with North America. These will initially consist of Lucid Air Dream Editions, followed quickly by Grand Touring and Touring models. Lucid Air Pure joins the line-up in early 2022.
Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Motors, says: “We broke ground on the 590-acre Lucid AMP-1 site in Casa Grande, Arizona, on December 2, 2019, and slightly less than a year later we have completed the first purpose-built EV factory in North America. The effort and agility demonstrated by this team is truly astounding, as we’re already commissioning equipment compatible with the Lucid manufacturing system to start production of the next-generation EV, Lucid Air, in just a few months.”
“In building this factory, we adhered to several important manufacturing philosophies, including the tenets of ‘Future Ready’ and ‘On Time,’ together which have allowed us to effectively manage our investment and build a brand new factory from the ground up,” adds Peter Hochholdinger, VP of Manufacturing, Lucid Motors. “As we add new platforms and vehicles to our lineup, the planning that went into this facility ensures that we will always be able to keep up with growing customer demand for our advanced electric vehicles.”
The company’s first model range, the Lucid Air, is a luxury sedan. Certain models of the Air will have a projected range of over 500 miles and 0-60 mph in under 2.5 seconds.