Lucid Motors, formally known as Atieva and recognised for manufacturing electric vehicle battery systems, has announced it will establish a new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, USA, for the production of its new luxury electric vehicle.
Lucid has been developing the new vehicle since 2014 and plans to break ground and begin hiring in the first half of 2017. In 2018 the company will begin production of its first model, having over 2,000 full-time employees working on site by 2022.
The Lucid factory programme will be overseen by Brian Barron, Lucid’s Director of Manufacturing and former employee of BMW. During 18 years at BMW, Barron ensured the timely launches of various BMW model lines and managed functional areas in both South Carolina and Germany.
“Lucid is creating a vehicle to lead a new era of luxury mobility. A vehicle that redefines the automotive experience for both driver and passenger. A vehicle that encapsulates the passion and ingenuity of our experienced team. In the state of Arizona, Pinal County, and the city of Casa Grande, we believe we have found the right partners to realise this vision,” the company stated.