Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

California-based electric car maker Lucid will build its 1,000-horsepower car in Arizona

California-based electric car maker Lucid will build its 1,000-horsepower car in Arizona

Electric car company Lucid Motors was all about its home state of California at the Los Angeles Auto Show a couple of weeks ago. 

“We’re a California car company and it’s a fresh California spirit,” said Peter Rawlinson, chief technology officer at Lucid Motors, as he showed off a new luxury 1,000-horsepower electric car at the show.

On Tuesday, though, Rawlinson was in Casa Grande, Ariz., announcing that Lucid will build its cars in the Grand Canyon State.

“The site we’ve located has been carefully selected, having scoured the U.S. extensively,” he said.

He didn’t say why California lost out. But Arizona...

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