Ex-Tesla Engineer Takes Over as CEO of Electric Challenger Lucid

April 23, 2019, 6:59 PM

Lucid Motors Inc., the electric-car startup funded by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, promoted its chief technology officer to the top job following co-founder Sam Weng’s retirement as CEO.

Peter Rawlinson, who was chief engineer of the Model S when he worked for Tesla Inc., has long been the public face of Lucid, which plans to build electric sedans in 2020 at a factory in Arizona. A lack of funding delayed those efforts until Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund invested more than $1 billion in a deal closed earlier in April.

Peter Rawlinson
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

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