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Lucid Motors auto business to create 4K jobs in Arizona

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey takes a closer look at a Lucid vehicle
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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey participates in the groundbreaking of the new Lucid Motors plant in Casa Grande
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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey addresses celebrants at the groundbreaking of the new Lucid Motors plant in Casa Grande

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 (644 kilometers) 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.

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The Associated Press

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