There were luxury cars, then EVs, and now there’s Lucid — the new generation of luxury electric.
Just under a year after breaking ground in Casa Grande, Arizona, we’ve finished construction on our first electric vehicle factory and have entered the commissioning process. Known as Lucid AMP-1 (Advanced Manufacturing Plant), it’s not just a first for us, it’s also the first greenfield, dedicated EV factory to be built in North America.
AMP-1 was designed for what’s next. This spring it will start producing the groundbreaking Lucid Air. Looking forward, the site also allows for additional expansion, with the next phase expected to begin in 2021 – enabling production of Project Gravity, our premiere SUV.
The all-new manufacturing system at AMP-1 embraces advanced processes, such as an aircraft-inspired riveted and bonded monocoque body structure replacing spot welds. This gives the Lucid Air state-of-the-art structural efficiency.
As we roll out the first Air models this spring, AMP-1 has the capacity to deliver up to 30,000 units per year. And in its final form, the manufacturing capacity will be up to 400,000 annually. We’ll begin production with the Lucid Air Dream Edition, followed quickly by Grand Touring and Touring models. The Lucid Air Pure joins the lineup in early 2022.
AMP-1 at a glance
First greenfield factory in North America dedicated to electric vehicle manufacturing
Location: 590 acres in Casa Grande, Arizona
Construction time: Just under one year, now in the commissioning stage
Production capacity: 30,000 units per year initially, up to 400,000 units annually