Lucid Motor introduced that it accomplished the primary section of building at its EV manufacturing facility in Arizona.
Ultimately, they plan to supply as much as 400,000 electrical vehicles per yr on the facility after future expansions.
The electrical automotive startup impressed many earlier this yr with the unveiling of the Air electric sedan, the corporate’s first automotive with a spread of as much as 517 miles on a single cost.
However the car has been delayed twice earlier than and now the market is searching for them to ship this time with severe manufacturing capability being deployed.
The Air goes to be constructed at Lucid’s manufacturing facility, known as ‘Lucid AMP-1 manufacturing facility‘, in Casa Grande, Arizona.
After delays as a result of lack of financing, Lucid lastly broke floor on the challenge final yr and now they’re saying right this moment that they accomplished building.
Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO of Lucid Motors, commented on the accomplishment:
“We broke floor on the 590-acre Lucid AMP-1 web site in Casa Grande, Arizona, on December 2, 2019, and barely lower than a yr later we’ve accomplished the primary purpose-built EV manufacturing facility in North America. The hassle and agility demonstrated by this workforce is really astounding, as we’re already commissioning tools suitable with the Lucid manufacturing system to begin manufacturing of the next-generation EV, the Lucid Air, in only a few months.
They shared some footage from the manufacturing facility right this moment:
Whereas we see some equipment deployed on the manufacturing facility already, there may be nonetheless numerous work to be performed inside with the intention to attain manufacturing.
They’re at the moment “transitioning to the development of a ultimate sequence of production-representative variations of the Lucid Air.”
At first, Lucid is planning for a capability of 30,000 automobiles per yr, however they’re planning future expansions as much as 400,000 electrical automobiles per yr.
Peter Hochholdinger, VP of Manufacturing at Lucid Motors and former head of producing at Tesla, commented on the corporate’s manufacturing effort:
“In constructing this manufacturing facility, we adhered to a number of vital manufacturing philosophies, together with the tenets of ‘Future Prepared’ and ‘On Time,’ collectively which have allowed us to successfully handle our funding and construct a model new manufacturing facility from the bottom up. As we add new platforms and automobiles to our lineup, the planning that went into this facility ensures that we are going to all the time have the ability to sustain with rising buyer demand for superior electrical automobiles.”
The primary automobiles are anticipated to roll off the road at Lucid AMP-1 manufacturing facility within the Spring of 2021.
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