With construction expected to start soon on a second manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia, Lucid Group has bought more land near its existing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona.
An entity with connections to Lucid Group purchased about 120 acres of vacant land adjacent to Advanced Manufacturing Plant – 1, otherwise known as AMP-1, according to the Phoenix Business Journal.
The land was purchased in two separate transactions, both of which took place this month.
The first sale was for 80 acres of land near Thornton Road and I-8. The second purchase closed just a few days ago on May 16 and included another 40 acres near the southeast corner of Thornton and Peters roads.
AMP-1 is located at 317 S Thornton Rd. Lucid Group did not respond to a request for comment from the Journal on what they plan to do with the land.
Lucid completed construction of the $700 million AMP-1 in December 2020, and officially started production of the Air sedan in September 2021.
The 1 million square foot facility, which is the first greenfield, dedicated EV factory to be built in North America currently has a production capacity of 10,000 cars per year.
The automaker has already started construction of the next phase of the factory, located just south of the existing building, which is expected to add another 2.85 million square feet.
Additional phases are planned through 2028 which will bring the total site to more than 5 million square feet and increase the production capacity to 400,00 cars per year.
Yesterday Lucid officially signed an agreement to build AMP-2 in Saudi Arabia. The new factory will have a production capacity of up to 155,000 vehicles per year, but will initially only put together cars pre-manufactured at AMP-1.
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