EV maker Lucid has a paint shop conceived for 400,000 automobiles a 12 months

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Lucid Motors has a huge American manufacturing advantage about Rivian, Lordstown Motors, or even Tesla: Relatively than adapting a plant from a legacy automaker, Lucid was capable to build a new plant from the floor up—thus building the facility all around sustainability, how electrical vehicles are designed, and future growth options. 

The setup of the manufacturing facility, and Lucid’s manufacturing, are run by producing VP Peter Hochholdinger, who oversaw the production ramp of the Tesla Model 3. And in a movie unveiled Wednesday, Lucid director of manufacturing Mike Boike known as Lucid’s paint store “the basis for the complete site” in Casa Grande, Arizona. 

Lucid Motors plant – January 2021

Considering the fact that the paint store (and making it) is energy intense and difficult to create on to, Lucid resolved to develop a single one that could take care of the eventual quantity of the whole facility, and a variety of entire body types. It’s in the heart of the latest plant, and in the 1st section of Lucid’s plant operation, the production line of the vehicle is really in the paint-shop making. 

In Lucid’s drinking water-centered paint facility, it cleans and electrocoats the overall body first, then seals it, then paints it in a booth with “the most recent innovative procedures and supplies systems.”

Lucid Motors assembly plant expansion plans

Lucid Motors assembly plant expansion ideas

The plant at present occupies 999,000 square feet and is established up to create about 30,000 Air electric sedans per calendar year. More than many expansions, the organization designs to raise it all the way to 5.1 million sq. feet later on in the 10 years in 2025 or 2026, boosting output ability to 400,000 vehicles. That’s about the time, CEO Peter Rawlinson told us past yr, that Lucid may have its sights set on the Chinese sector, with a Chinese factory. 

Lucid Project Gravity - from video clip during Air debut

Lucid Challenge Gravity – from video clip clip all through Air debut

In the meantime, the following of people expansions enabled by considering in advance with the plant structure will be to insert a lot more generation ability for the forthcoming Project Gravity electric powered SUV, predicted in 2023. 

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