Lucid Motors Hopes to Build 15,000 EVs in 2021
Lucid Motors Inc. says it expects to produce 15,000 all-electric Air sedans in 2021 at the factory it is constructing in Casa Grande, Ariz.
The startup touts quality as its top priority for its $100,000-plus car. Lucid hopes to begin pilot production by the end of 2020 with a $240 million, 82,000 sq-ft plant.
The company plans to eventually expand its facility in two more phases to 21 million sq ft and increase production capacity to 130,000 EVs annually.
The Air promises a top speed in excess of 200 mph and a range of at least 400 miles. The 12-year-old company, which was founded by former Tesla Inc. executives, says its cars will use a variant of the electric powertrain that propelled all 24 race cars in this year’s Formula E racing series.
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Here's an overview of the study of assembly plant productivity that gets the undivided attention of all automakers: "The Harbour Report." Although the Big Three companies are getting better, they still have a way to go. But given the levels of competition, better won't be good enough for some plants, it seems.
Although the term “continuous improvement” is generally associated with another company, Honda is certainly pursuing that approach, as is evidenced by the Accord, which is now in its ninth generation.