CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — Nearly five years after announcing it was building a manufacturing plant in central Arizona, Lucid Motors has officially started production at its completed facility in Casa Grande.
The company's electric-powered sedans began rolling off the assembly line this week at a production facility that's expected to create 6,000 new jobs.
Lucid, a perceived electric-car rival of Tesla, expects to expand its production facility in the coming years. The company's plant will produce the Lucid Air Dream Edition models, which can drive more than 500 miles on a single charge.
"Our technology will allow for increasingly lighter, more efficient, and less expensive (electric vehicles), and today represents a major step in our journey to expand the accessibility of more sustainable transportation,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO of Lucid Group.
Gov. Doug Ducey visited Casa Grande on Tuesday to celebrate the positive economic impact Lucid's plant is expected to yield in Arizona.
“Lucid’s ongoing investment in Arizona represents an investment in good jobs and livelihoods for Arizonans now and in the future," the governor said.
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