Lucid's Newest Factory Will Create Thousands of Jobs in Arizona

Find out if you're getting ripped off on your car insurance in less than two minutes.
Find insurance savings (100% Free)
No long forms · No spam · No fees
Why you can trust Jerry
Jerry partners with some of the companies we write about. However, our content is written and reviewed by an independent team of editors and licensed insurance agents, and never influenced by our partnerships. Learn more baout how we make money, review our editorial standards, reference out data methodology, or view a list of our partners
In the world of electric cars, luxury brand Lucid is the new kid on the block. The American EV manufacturer has secured billions in private investment and its first car, the Lucid Air, burst onto the scene with a range that far exceeds anything else on the market.
You won’t find any of Lucid’s models on a list of budget electric cars, but that doesn’t mean the company’s arrival isn’t good news for average Americans.
Just last month, Lucid announced the start of production of the Lucid Air electric sedan at its $700 million manufacturing plant in Casa Grande, Arizona.
The first customer-quality vehicles are ready to go, and it’s hoped the factory will boost the region’s economy and create thousands of new jobs. 
The outside of a Lucid factory
Lucid’s new factory could be a huge economic boost for Casa Granda, Arizona.

A big boost for the local economy

InsideEVs reports that Arizona’s Governor, Doug Ducey, attended a ceremony at Lucid’s Casa Grande factory at the end of September. He was there to witness the first Lucid Air luxury sedans as they rolled off the assembly line.
Ducey’s presence demonstrates what a big deal the Lucid plant is for the surrounding economy. He has spoken openly about Lucid’s potential for job creation and economic development in a traditionally rural part of the state.
Arizona has projected Lucid’s manufacturing facilities will bring in a staggering $9 billion per year by 2024, as well as 15,000 full time jobs. 
It is important to note that these figures include “direct, indirect, and induced” impact (meaning a restaurant opening to feed the workers is included in the calculations), but still, economic growth is economic growth!

Lucid’s first customer deliveries expected soon

Lucid has already accepted payment for 520 units of its Lucid Air - Dream Edition. This number was chosen to match the EPA range of 520 miles, which surpasses every other market-ready EV by at least 100 miles.
Those deliveries are scheduled to begin at the end of this month, which is good news for 13,000 other individuals who have added their names to a waitlist. 
The company will now ramp up operations in order to meet demand, and will also begin production of the Grand Touring, Touring, and Air Pure versions of the car.
The Lucid Air Dream Edition has a base price of $169,000 and a destination charge of $1,500, so you won’t see many of them on the road, but it's a welcome addition to the list of luxury EVs available to American drivers.

Compare Car Insurance for Your Car

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

√
No long forms
√
No spam or unwanted phone calls
√
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings — it's 100% free