CASA GRANDE -- Production of the Lucid Air electric car will soon be underway in the second half of the year, and to show the level of preparation that's going into it the company is highlighting the quality-control measures at its Casa Grande, Arizona factory.
The video shows the general assembly area of the factory, where powertrains and suspension components are installed in completed body shells. While Tesla has emphasized automation at its Fremont, California, factory in a bid to look cutting-edge, Lucid has a somewhat different focus.
“We do have some robots and we do have automation, but this vehicle is put together by humans," Art Schlaud, Lucid director of manufacturing for general assembly, said in the video. "And it takes real craftsmanship.”
Assembly is followed by an inspection that includes 180 attributes before a car is released, Lucid said in an accompanying press release.