STEERING THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION
Arizona is plugged in to the success of the automotive industry. With an environment best for pushing boundaries and inviting disruption, the state’s pioneering industry leaders are creating a roadmap for the future. Arizona’s rapidly expanding manufacturing industry, robust supply chain and ecosystem of industry innovators as established the state as a hub for automotive acceleration.
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Lucid Motors manufactures some of the world’s most advanced electric vehicle technology at its Arizona factory. The EV-automaker is producing its luxury sedan, the Lucid Air, at its facility in Casa Grande, Arizona, the first phase of which was constructed at an unprecedented speed in less than a year. Lucid’s Advanced Manufacturing Plant (AMP-1), is the first greenfield, dedicated EV factory to be built in North America.
“The new engineering technical center and assembly facility will be a showcase for ElectraMeccanica and also give us the ability to provide the US retail and fleet market a 'made in the USA' product with Arizona labor. We are thrilled to become a part of the Mesa community, the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area and Arizona.”
- Paul Rivera, Former CEO, ElectraMeccanica
ElectraMeccanica, an electric vehicle designer and manufacturer, chose Mesa, Arizona for its U.S.- based assembly and engineering facility and engineering technical center. Arizona’s high-tech talent will be the foundation for ElectraMeccanica to scale operations, meeting the demand for the EV manufacturer’s flagship SOLO EV.
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Institute of Automated Mobility
The Institute of Automated Mobility (IAM) is a public-private sector partnership to advance all aspects of automated vehicle safety, science and policy. Overseen by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), the IAM seeks to position Arizona as a leader in the safe commercial deployment of automated vehicles (AVs) by fostering collaborative state of the art research, development, testing and evaluation. Building on Arizona’s legacy in automotive innovation, the IAM is nurturing the development of next generation transportation technologies and businesses.