After teasing its Tesla-fighting luxury sedan the company formerly known as Atieva announced plans for a factory in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Groundbreaking will take place next year, with the goal of starting production in 2018, a Lucid blog post said.

That s a pretty ambitious schedule for a company that has never built a car before, and still needs to create a working factory from scratch.

By 2022, Lucid expects to have over 2,000 full-time employees at the site.

The site selection process began over a year ago, Lucid said.

The company considered over 60 potential sites in 13 states, and said there were several factors behind the choice of Arizona, including proximity to its Silicon Valley headquarters, a solid supply chain, and availability of a suitable site.

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