Peter Rawlinson, CEO & CTO of Lucid Motors, cruised around with Jay Leno and talked about the American made electric car that is being built in Arizona. He shared the major components are made in house, including the drivetrain, battery packs, and 100% of the state-of-the-art electric motors.”

The accolades are a tribute to Lucid’s CEO, Peter Rawlinson, an auto industry veteran who engineered the Model S, the sedan that established Tesla as a serious carmaker. Now, he hopes that the Air will do the same for Lucid.

“The first product defines the brand,” he said recently at Lucid’s factory in the Arizona desert. “We’ll need to create a technological tour de force, and I think that’s what we’ve got in Lucid Air. We define our brand, we define our future.” – BizJournal