Lucid Motors to Open $700M Electric Car Plant in Arizona

November 30, 2016

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Lucid Motors to Open $700M Electric Car Plant in Arizona
A view of a Lucid electric vehicle. Image courtesy of Lucid Motors

Electric vehicle company Lucid Motors is planning to construct a $700 million factory in Casa Grande, AZ that will produce electric vehicles for the consumer market, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and the automaker announced in a joint press release Tuesday.

The Menlo Park, CA-based EV startup said it will employ about 2000 workers at the factory when it becomes operational by the end of 2018. Construction and hiring are set to get underway in 2017.

“Lucid Motors is building the luxury automobile of the future, and we have an opportunity to become the global leader in automotive technology,” said Peter Rawlinson, the company’s chief technology officer, in a statement. “We are confident Arizona is the ideal location to advance our innovations and will continue to provide an excellent platform for success.”

60 sites in 13 states were considered as the site of the plant. The company said it selected the Casa Grande location because of its geographic location, proximity to the automotive supply chain, infrastructure, talent, and business climate.

Brian Barron, an 18-year veteran of BMW who helped launch several lines of the German brand’s cars produced at facilities in Germany and South Carolina, will head up Lucid’s factory program.

Lucid recently said it plans to build a medium sized sedan that features 1000 horsepower and 400 miles of battery life.

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