Lucid Motors, a startup formerly known as Atieva that's based in Fremont, California, will show off its electric sedan in mid-December.The startup emailed invitations on Friday to members of the press for the reveal, which will take place at Lucid Motors' prototype shop on December 14.
Lucid Motors will also offer rides in the "executive sedan" at the reveal.Lucid Motors wrote on its website that the car will come with automated driving systems.Peter Rawlinson, the former vice president and chief engineer for Tesla's Model S, is the chief technology officer of Lucid Motors.
Bernard Tse, a former Tesla vice president and board member, helped co-found the company before he was ousted as CEO following friction with its largest shareholder, Beijing Automotive Industry Holding, in April, The Guardian reported at the time.Sam Weng, who currently serves as Lucid Motors' COO, also helped found the company.
Lucid Motors has yet to name a new CEO following Rawlinson's departure.Lucid Motors has released a series of videos featuring its tech in a van dubbed Edna.
The most recent video, from October, indicated that the vehicle was able to accelerate to 60 mph in 2.74 seconds.Lucid Motors executives told Reuters in June that the company was planning to get the electric premium sedan on the road in 2018, with luxury crossovers slated to arrive in 2020 or 2021.Recode's Mark Harris retrieved an image of Lucid Motors' electric sedan via a public records request in October:A Lucid Motors spokesperson told Business Insider that the image is an early concept that is not representative of the car that will be unveiled in December.The spokesperson said Lucid Motors' manufacturing facility will be built in Casa Grande, Arizona in 2017.LeEco, a Chinese internet company founded and run by Chiense billionaire Jia Yueting, is a minority investor in Lucid Motors.
Yueting is also an investor in electric car start-up Faraday Future.Faraday Future is preparing to unveil an electric car at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, but the automaker has faced setbacks, such as halted construction on its $1 billion factory in Nevada.LeEco raised $1.08 billion to develop its electric car, the LeSee, in September.