By Andrew Evers | CNBC
CNBC recently got a tour of Lucid Motors’ new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, where it will build its luxury electric sedan, the Air. The first phase of the facility was completed in November, about a year after breaking ground. Lucid is building “release candidates” of the Air as it prepares for full production. The company expects to deliver its first vehicle, the Air Dream Edition, this spring.
The Arizona operations are split between two facilities: AMP-1, which houses vehicle production, and the powertrain factory, where the motor, battery pack, inverter and drive units are assembled. CEO Peter Rawlinson told CNBC that it will be able to produce a car every 10 minutes when it’s fully operational.