“Please don’t describe us as a Tesla killer”—Ars talks to Lucid Motors

Lucid Motors

Flush with cash and a new factory, Lucid aims to start deliveries early next year

With a brand-new, state-of-the-art factory nearing completion in the Southwest desert and an energy-dense battery pack using cylindrical cells, it’s all-too tempting to set up a rivalry between Lucid Motors and Tesla. Heck, it’s a trope that we’ve been guilty of using in the past. But it’s a bad take, according to Peter Rawlinson, Lucid’s CEO and CTO. “Please don’t describe us as a Tesla killer,” he told me. “The world’s big enough that we can both thrive and prosper alongside each other.”

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