Lucid revealed its first planned production model, the Lucid Air, at a private event in 2016. The car made its auto show debut at the New York International Auto Show in April. The electric sedan is a shot across the bow at Tesla. Lucid says the car is smaller than a Tesla Model S but offers as much interior space as a large Mercedes S-class sedan.
Lucid’s chief technology officer is Peter Rawlinson, who had formerly been a Tesla vice president and chief engineer on the Model S. Despite the fact that the Lucid Air is billed as a high-performance luxury electric sedan, Rawlinson has said he thinks the company’s true competitors are the high-end German automakers.