Bernard Tse, Sheaupyng Lin, & Sam Weng originally founded their electric car company as “Atieva” in 2007. After years of more intense research and design, the company decided to rebrand itself in 2016 as Lucid.
In late 2016, the company announced its plans to build a $700 million manufacturing plant in Casa Grande, Arizona. The company’s plan was to hire 2,000 persons and begin by manufacturing 20,000 cars a year, and to gradually increase production until 2020 when they hoped to build 130,000 cars each year. The factory currently has a maximum yearly capacity of 380,000 vehicles per year.
The Lucid Air, a fully electric car model, was unveiled in December 2016. The vehicle has two electric motors, the front motor having 400 horsepower and the rear motor 600 horsepower.
Lucid has an agreement with MobileEye to use their EyeQ4 chips. Each Lucid vehicle has 8 cameras and is autonomous ready, should this type of driverless mobility be approved for general use.
The company maintains a corporate office in Newark, California.