- Elon Musk's former chief engineer, Peter Rawlinson, has created a new car which he said would be the fastest electric car
- The electric car is called the Air and it is being developed by Lucid Motors
- It would be sold for $169,000 (N64,422,800) when it is available in the first quarter of 2021
Elon Musk's former chief engineer, Peter Rawlinson, has created a new electric car called the Air and he said it beats Tesla.
One of his goals for the electric car manufactured by Lucid Motors is for it to be hailed as the world’s best electric car, Forbes reports.
“Nobody believes me, but we’re about to take it to another level."
According to Rawlinson who was the chief engineer for Tesla's Model S, nobody believed him when he had the same plan for the car a decade ago.
"The “Dream” edition of the Air beats the S with 517 miles per charge, faster recharging and the ability to go from 0 mph to 60 mph in just over 2 seconds."
Lucid’s first car, the Air, which would be sold for $169,000, (N64,422,800) is expected to hit the road in the first half of 2021.
Rawlinson is focusing on making at least 6,000 Airs at a new plant in Casa Grande, Arizona, in 2021, potentially generating $900 million of revenue.
Legit.ng gathered some reactions to this development.
"Tesla worked hard from 2010 to 2020 and setup full horizontal assembly line . It’s not only about technology. It’s about product rate also important for any electrical car companies. Good luck with your dream lucid."
"Let's wait & see how it competes. By looking at all specs nothing comes close to beating #TESLA yet."
In other news, a video has emerged on social media in which an Igbo woman could be seen driving her $90,000 (N34,312,500) Tesla car around town.
A Twitter user with the handle @Sisso_quam took to the social media platform to share the video, saying his mum asked him not to go near her electric car.
He captioned the adorable video:
"My mum in a #Tesla she say make we no near am."
Driving the electric car, the woman said:
"That's me in my machine, I'm cruising today, my machine just landed today. That's my $90,000."