By Golden Corridor Living
Now that Lucid Motors has completed the first phase of its Casa Grande factory, it’s moving forward with its workforce of 400-plus employees to assemble production models of its first luxury electric vehicle, with deliveries of consumer vehicles expected to begin in April.
The facility, known as Lucid AMP-1 for “advanced manufacturing plant,” has begun making “production representatives” for the Lucid Air Dream Edition, projected to have the longest per-charge range of any electric vehicle (EV) on the market at more than 450 miles. These will be followed by the customer-ordered cars to be delivered in the spring.
AMP-1 was completed Dec. 1, 2020, 365 days (including Feb. 29) after the groundbreaking ceremony that attracted Gov. Doug Ducey and other dignitaries. Over that time, residents have watched the steel skeleton rise on the 590-acre site at Thornton and Peters roads, framed with a white exterior and filled with futuristic robotic equipment.