Following his breakthrough success with Tesla founder Elon Musk on the Model S sedan in , Rawlinson moved on to his second Silicon Valley electric-car startup. At Lucid Motors, the chief technology officer is honing the lessons learned at Tesla to build the Air. A prototype of the striking battery-powered sedan with a full-glass moon roof stretching the length of the cockpit — hence the name Air — premiered in April at the New York Auto Show. In a field of would-be Tesla fighters that include General Motors Co. The luxury electric vehicle space exists because of him.
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It seems every week there's a new electric car startup trying to "disrupt" the auto industry in the vein of Tesla. A fourth, Lucid Motors, recently entered this space with its headed-to-production Air sedan , but there's something different about these folks: They want to build an autonomous electric car that's a blast to drive. Lucid's Chief Technical Officer, Peter Rawlinson, has a strong resume: He previously served as a chief engineer working on the Tesla Model S, and before that helped develop the second-generation Elise.