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Lucid begins EV production at its newly constructed Casa Grande plant

Lucid begins EV production at its newly constructed Casa Grande plant
Lucid begins EV production at its newly constructed Casa Grande plant

Lucid Motors, an American electric vehicle manufacturer, has reportedly begun production at its newly constructed facility in Casa Grande, roughly five years after announcing plans to establish a manufacturing factory in central Arizona.

Lucid's new Advanced Manufacturing Plant (AMP-1) not only manufactures cars, but an adjacent Lucid Powertrain Manufacturing (LPM-1) plant also assembles critical powertrain components like power electronics, battery packs, and electric motors.

According to reliable sources, the firm's electric-powered cars started rolling off the assembly line this week at a manufacturing plant in Pinal County that is anticipated to create 6,000 new jobs.

Lucid, a potential Tesla electric-car competitor, also plans to expand its production facilities in the upcoming years.

It has been reported that the Lucid Air Dream Edition variants, which can provide a mileage of more than 500 miles on one full charge, will be manufactured at the company's facility.

A Lucid spokesperson stated that the Dream Edition's total control over powertrain design and production is one of the reasons it can generate up to 1111 horsepower and offer up to an EPA-certified 520 miles of mileage in single full charge.

The waitlisted Dream Edition's restricted production limitation has now been set at 520 cars to commemorate the maximum range performance, but the Casa Grande, Arizona, facility will also produce the $139,000 Lucid Air Grand Touring.

Peter Rawlinson, CEO of Lucid Group, stated that Lucid's technology will enable for lighter, more efficient, and less priced electric cars. Moreover, the beginning of the production in the new plant signals a key milestone in its quest to increase the accessibility of more eco-friendly transportation.

According to the governor Doug Ducey, Lucid's continued commitment in Arizona signifies an investment in excellent employment and livelihoods for Arizonans today and in the future.

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