23rd July 2024

This week, we converse with Peter Rawlinson, chief government officer, chief expertise officer and member of the board of administrators at Lucid Motors Inc., the place he’s chargeable for the corporate’s technique and execution, in addition to the creation and supply of all Lucid merchandise. Earlier than Lucid, Peter was vp of car engineering at Tesla Inc. and chief engineer of the Mannequin S. He was beforehand chief engineer of superior engineering at Lotus Vehicles and principal engineer at Jaguar Vehicles.

The Tesla Mannequin S was introduced into being from a “clear sheet” by Rawlinson. We talk about the numerous methods this EV was the largest break from Inside Combustion Engine automobile historical past, full of technological improvements. He credit Elon Musk with forcing your complete Automotive Business in the direction of electrification.

Rawlinson takes the mantle of technological management, stating that Lucid has definitively taken the lead throughout each EV expertise apart from autonomous driving (“we choose to be a fast-follower” there). In each different expertise, that make up EVs — Effectivity, vary, inside area, energy, prime pace, capability, recharge pace, voltage structure, over-the-air updates, self-diagnosis, and restore — had been all areas that Tesla previously led, however have been surpassed by Lucid.

He politely observes that nobody can run 4 firms without delay — even HSteve Jobs solely ran Apple and was arms off at Pixar — and it’s starting to point out. He suggests Musk is distracted by Twitter, SpaceX, X-AI — all of them vie for his consideration to the general detriment of Tesla.

A transcript of our dialog is obtainable right here Tuesday.

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Make sure to try our Masters in Enterprise subsequent week with Eva Shang, CEO/co-founder of Legalist. The agency focuses on litigation finance, which is non-correlated with equities. She leads the corporate’s 50-person workforce of engineers, attorneys, and analysts, and is a member of the agency’s valuation & funding committees and board of administrators. Earlier than co-founding Legalist at 20, Eva studied economics at Harvard School.

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