Elon Musk's Former Chief Engineer Creates New Electric Car Worth R2.5m

Elon Musk's Former Chief Engineer Creates New Electric Car Worth R2.5m

- 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 (R2.5 million) when it is available in the first quarter of 2021

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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.

Elon Musk’s Ex-Chief Engineer Creates A New Car—And Says It Beats Tesla

Peter Rawlinson said the Air beats Tesla and described the car as the fastest in the world. Photo credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg, Britta Pedersen-Pool
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Rawlinson said:

“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.

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He said:

"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, (R2.5 million) 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.

@king97953332 commented:

"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."

@ByeonChansoo wrote:

"Let's wait & see how it competes. By looking at all specs nothing comes close to beating #TESLA yet."
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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that South African-born billionaire Elon Musk just recently surpassed Amazon's Jeff Bezos to be named the world's richest person. Now, people are looking at Musk's background and how he supposedly went from rags to riches.

A Twitter account that goes by @PPathole shared an image of Musk in 1995 fixing his car on his own. Musk responded to the tweet by saying he paid $20 (R310) for the replacement part needed from a junkyard.

While many tweeps found this story to be quite inspiring, others brought up the fact that Musk's father, Errol, once owned an emerald mine in Zambia so he couldn't have grown up all that poor.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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