Lucid Motors (Lucid Group, Inc.) is a start-up producing luxury EV sedans. People in the management are experienced engineers and executives, many of them worked at Tesla before. CEO & CTO of the company, Peter Rawlinson is an engineer with over 30 years of experience in an automotive industry. From Wikipedia:
"After joining Tesla in 2009, Rawlinson served as Vice President of Vehicle Engineering and Vehicle Engineer of the Tesla Model S. In this role, Rawlinson was responsible for the technical execution and delivery of the Model S, improving structure and production by taking advantage of the fewer restrictions facilitated by electric vehicle drivetrain in three years' time."
Recently Lucid Motors’ Air Dream Edition has received an Environmental Protection Agency-rated range of 520 miles, making it the longest-range EV ever rated by the agency, beating Tesla Model S Long Range by over 100 miles of range.
Few months ago Elon Musk wrote on his Twitter:
"Rawlinson was never chief engineer. He arrived after Model S prototype was made, left before things got tough & was only ever responsible for body engineering, not powertrain, battery, software, production or design."
Peter Rawlinson responded in an interview:
"Elon reached out to me and said, look, I've got a bloody disaster on my hands, will you come and join us? I joined the company and I checked out where they were at. I remember it vividly. After the first few days at Tesla, I went to see Elon at Space-X on a Friday and he asked me: What do you think? I said Elon, it's a disaster. You're going to have to start again. He asked everything? I said yes, look, I know how to do this, let me design Model S from scratch. Elon asked: What, you mean nothing (can be saved)? I said if you want the best car, then trust me, it's from scratch. I thought well, he can only fire me, but he didn't, he said do it - and he meant it. He actually trusted me and empowered me to do it and we did do it." - Lucid Motors CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson on how he was tasked by Elon Musk to engineer the Tesla Model S."
Elon Musk lied about Rawlinson's contribution to Tesla and it's Model S. On official Tesla's website you can read that Rawlinson in fact was Chief Engineer for Vehicle Engineering:
You can even watch old Tesla's videos from 2011 in which Rawlinson talks with passion about Model S:
Lucid has already 11000 pre-orders for it's cars:
You can also read here that Lucid is about to start delivering:
Why did Elon lie? Is he afraid of competing with Lucid Motors?