Besides Rivian, another EV startup that has made some real progress is Lucid Motors. I mean, the company built its Arizona manufacturing facility within a year with an initial capacity of up to 30,000 units annually. Agreed that both companies are yet to start shipping the cars to the customers, but still, it’s a good progress.
Lucid’s $700 million facility sits on a 590-acre leased site in Casa Grande, Arizona. The ground breaking ceremony was held on December 2, 2019, and was declared complete on December 1, 2020. The facility will initially produce $161,500 Lucid Air Dream Editions, followed by $131,500 Grand Touring and $87,500 Touring models. The base Lucid Air Pure joins the lineup in early 2022, priced at $69,900.
Now that the manufacturing facility is ready, the company is gradually expaning its retail network which it calls ‘Lucid Studio’. At present, there are 9 of ’em, with the latest one inaugurated at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Lucid plans to open 20 studios by the end of this year. Facilities in these studios include a 4K VR configurator. Check out some more photos below —