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Lucid Motors auto business to create 4K jobs in Arizona

Posted at 1:58 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 15:58:20-05

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) - Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has welcomed a new Arizona auto business expected to create more than 4,000 jobs to Case Grande over the next decade.

Officials say Ducey, local politicians and state economic-development officials attended a Lucid Motors groundbreaking ceremony Monday at the site north of Interstate 8.

Lucid Motors started construction of its $300 million electric car manufacturing facility scheduled for completion in late 2020.

Company officials say production of their first vehicle is set to follow.

Officials say the Air luxury sedan would have a range of more than 400 miles and would be able to accelerate to 60 mph (97 kph) in under 2.5 seconds.

CEO Peter Rawlinson says the car costs more than $100,000 but hopes to bring more affordable versions below that figure.