Saudi Arabia aims to become a global player in manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) and related products, including electric batteries, said Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Al-Khorayef.
The minister's remarks came during the inauguration of Lucid Motor's first EV manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia, located in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Rabigh governorate.
The inauguration of Lucid Motor’s plant confirms the sound implementation of the National Industrial Strategy (NIS) and its seriousness in establishing a flexible, competitive, and sustainable industrial economy led by the private sector, SPA quoted Al-Khorayef saying.
The EV industry is one of 12 strategic industrial sectors covered by the NIS to boost the growth of industry across the Kingdom, the minister added.
"The mission today is not just about building another vehicle manufacturing facility, but rather betting on the future through technology and innovation and striving for the Kingdom to become a global player in the industry of EV and related products."
He also stressed that the inauguration of Lucid Motor's EV manufacturing plant "confirms the Kingdom’s commitment to the investment in clean energy and the green economy.
The Saudi Minister said that the Kingdom will witness a vibrant ecosystem for investment in various sectors.