After seeing the Lucid Air in person this last weekend in LA, we’ve posted a little extra information about the car’s interior, autonomous drive system and interface. But the biggest question remains: Is this car the real deal? Or just another of the endless list of EV prototypes, from major and new manufacturers alike, which never see the light of day?
Lucid Motors (formerly Atieva) is an electric vehicle startup located in California. The company’s CTO, Peter Rawlinson, is the former Tesla Model S chief engineer and their first vehicle is an electric luxury sedan to compete with the Model S.
The company is financed by several Chinese investors.
In 2016, they announced that they will build an electric vehicle factory in Arizona in 2017 to bring their first vehicle to production in 2018.