Lucid’s Purpose Built Advanced Manufacturing Plant Expands as the Company Prepares for Gravity and Future Vehicles
- Lucid expands its U.S. manufacturing facility, Lucid AMP-1 (Advanced Manufacturing Plant - 1), by approximately 3 million square feet, now totaling more than 3.85M sq ft.
- The expansion comes ahead of the production of the company’s new electric SUV, the Lucid Gravity.
- The expanded AMP-1 facility and the vertical integration of key manufacturing processes will enable Lucid to further improve its quality process, provide manufacturing flexibility, and improve efficiency.
The expansion of our manufacturing footprint in Arizona is a significant milestone for the company, as we prepare for the next phase of Lucid’s growth.– Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO
Lucid Group today announced the expansion of its U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Plant (AMP-1) to bolster its manufacturing capabilities ahead of production of the company’s new fully electric SUV, the Lucid Gravity, and to support future growth.
“The expansion of our manufacturing footprint in Arizona is a significant milestone for the company, as we prepare for the next phase of Lucid’s growth,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO at Lucid. “Our expanded state-of-the-art factory will allow us to continue to deliver our great cars to our customers around the world, including the Lucid Gravity in the near future. We are proud to call Casa Grande home, to continue in our role pioneering advanced technology in Arizona, and to be an American electric vehicle company.”
The AMP-1 expansion includes a new 3 million square foot manufacturing facility and warehouse. When the expansion is officially complete, it will bring the following functions together onto one campus: a new General Assembly line, new Quality and Semi-Knock Down (SKD) centers, expanded Body and Paint shops, a relocated Logistics center, and a relocated and expanded Powertrain facility, where Lucid’s award-winning proprietary powertrain technology will be built. In addition, AMP-1 now includes one of the most advanced stamping facilities in the world. This new, vertically integrated stamping facility will allow for the highest quality standards, greater flexibility, and in turn, reduced costs. The stamping operations will commence onsite later in 2024.
“In just a few short years, the Lucid team has evolved our manufacturing footprint into one of the few highly integrated electric vehicle manufacturing plants in the U.S.,” said Steven David, SVP of Operations at Lucid. “This expanded state-of-the-art plant will bring greater operational efficiency to our manufacturing process and allow us to continue to deliver our high-quality, groundbreaking electric vehicles to our customers.”
Lucid has cemented itself as a pioneer of advanced technology manufacturing in Pinal County, Arizona, and continues to pave the way for innovation. Through partnerships with the Arizona Commerce Authority, City of Casa Grande and Central Arizona College, Lucid has and will continue to champion the development of home-grown Arizona talent and provide expert skill development training.
In just a few short years, the Lucid team has evolved our manufacturing footprint into one of the few highly integrated electric vehicle manufacturing plants in the U.S.,– Steven David, SVP of Operations
About Lucid Group
Lucid’s mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating advanced technologies and the most captivating electric vehicles centered around the human experience. The company’s first car, the Air, is a state-of-the-art luxury sedan with a California-inspired design. Lucid Air Grand Touring features an official EPA estimated 516 miles of range. Assembled at Lucid’s factories in Casa Grande, Arizona, and King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), Saudi Arabia, deliveries of Lucid Air are currently underway to customers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.
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