The electric-vehicle startup Lucid Motors plans to release its first vehicle, the Air luxury sedan, next year.
Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson said the vehicle will have a more luxurious interior than any other EV on the market.
Rawlinson promises a smaller footprint than a Tesla Model S or Porsche Taycan, but more interior space.
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The electric-vehicle industry is littered with the remains of startups that dreamed big before quickly going bankrupt. In the US, only Tesla has been able to survive past the early stages of production.
That record, though, hasn’t stopped a new generation of EV-makers from promising a wave of vehicles they say will be more powerful, spacious, and technologically advanced than their gas-powered rivals. The primary question these companies face is whether any of them can turn their grand ambitions into a viable business.
Unlike many of his competitors, Lucid Motors CEO Peter Rawlinson can point to experience. He led the development of Tesla’s Model S sedan, which debuted in 2012 and is already recognized as one of the most important vehicles in automotive history. Now, Rawlinson’s back with the Lucid Air sedan, which is scheduled to start battling the Model S and other electric sedans starting next year.
Rawlinson said the Air will stand apart from the EVs currently on the market, none of which has an interior that can match the comfort and material quality of a Mercedes-Benz, Audi, or BMW. “The luxury cars that are available are gasoline-powered,” he said.
Lucid plans to change that.
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