CASA GRANDE, AZ—Lucid Motors, a start-up manufacturer of high-end electric vehicles, will spend $700 million to build a new assembly plant here. The factory is expected to create 2,000 jobs in the next six years.
AUBURN HILLS, MI—FEV North America Inc., an engineering firm specializing in the design of gasoline, diesel and alternative engines, will construct a new, $27.4 million headquarters and tech center here. The project is expected to create 246 jobs.
OAK RIDGE, TN—Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a 20-kilowatt wireless charging system for electric vehicles. The system is said to be three times more efficient than plug-in systems.
LAS VEGAS, NV—A second electric car company is planning to build an assembly plant in southern Nevada, and it’s further along in development than Faraday Future. Executives with 2050 Motors, which is showing two car models in Las Vegas this week, are evaluating sites to build a plant in the state.
CARSON CITY, NV—A Chinese-backed electric car company, Faraday Future, plans build a $1 billion assembly plant near Las Vegas, marking the second time in just over a year that Nevada has landed a coveted project from the budding industry.
TOLEDO, OH—Johnson Controls is expanding the production of absorbent glass mat batteries for automotive applications. Since 2012, the automotive supplier has devoted $130 million to manufacturing this battery technology.