In this wide-ranging conversation with Peter Rawlinson, Lucid Motors’ CEO and CTO, he will discuss why he believes the world is on the precipice of a global transition toward electric vehicles, and how Lucid’s revolutionary technology and design will be at the forefront of one of the most significant transformations of our time. Mr. Rawlinson will explain how Lucid Air, the 2022 MotorTrend Car of the Year, has the longest range and is the fastest charging luxury EV in the world. He’ll also explain what most other EV makers get wrong in their quest for mass produced vehicles, and why efficiency, in miles per kilowatt hour, is the most appropriate and valid measure of an EV company’s technological prowess.
Peter Rawlinson serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Lucid and has served on Lucid’s board of directors since April 2019. As CTO, he is responsible for the creation and delivery of all Lucid products. He brings over 30 years of automotive industry experience to bear in these roles.
Prior to Lucid, Mr. Rawlinson was Vice President of Vehicle Engineering at Tesla and Chief Engineer of the Model S, where he led the engineering of the Model S from a clean sheet to production readiness while building the engineering team.
A graduate of Imperial College, University of London, Mr. Rawlinson was formerly Head of Vehicle Engineering at Corus Automotive, Chief Engineer at Lotus Cars, and Principal Engineer at Jaguar Cars.