Lucid announced the completion of the construction of a car plantDecember 1, 2020
This is the first car assembly plant in the United States built from scratch by an EV startup.
Startup Lucid Motors announced the completion of the first phase of its own plant in Arizona. The company is ready to start production of the Air electric sedan, Electrek.co reports.
The capacity of the first stage of the plant is not named, initially it was about 30 thousand cars per year. Now the company assures that the total design capacity of the plant after the commissioning of all lines will reach 400 thousand cars per year. This compares with the current capabilities of Tesla’s factory in California.
In addition to the Air sedan, the company will also make a soplatform luxury crossover. The company previously talked about the desire to expand the model range, but plans to build additional plants have not yet been announced.
Recall that Lucid Air was first shown back in 2016, but the startup has long had difficulties in finding funding. As a result, Lucid was able to start building its own plant only at the end of last year.
In fact, the Arizona car plant was the first US enterprise built by a startup to make electric cars. Tesla bought its California plant from GM and Toyota, and Rivian is retooling the factory that used to make Mitsubishi cars.
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