Lucid Motors, the California-based luxury electric vehicle (EV) maker, has announced completion of the first phase of construction at the new Lucid AMP-1 (Advanced Manufacturing Plant) factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, with the commissioning of production equipment and processes underway ahead of start of production for Lucid Air in Spring 2021. As the first greenfield, dedicated electric vehicle factory built in North America, Lucid’s AMP-1 was designed with a future-ready focus that allows for additional phases of expansion at the site, with the next phase expected to begin in early 2021, enabling future production of the brand’s first SUV under the name Project Gravity in 2023.
Lucid Motors broke ground on the first greenfield, dedicated electric vehicle factory built in North America less than a year ago, with the AMP-1 factory now standing ready to start production of the next-generation EV, Lucid Air, in just a few months.
Lucid is already building a final series of production-representative Lucid Air at its factory, leveraging advanced processes such as an aircraft-inspired riveted and bonded monocoque body structure to endow Lucid Air with state-of-the-art structural efficiency. Customer-ordered production cars will start coming off the Arizona line in Spring 2021, with an initial capacity of up to 30,000 units annually growing to 400,000 units in 2028.