Hochholdinger’s departure from Tesla and his arrival at Lucid comes at a crucial time for both companies. Tesla has struggled in the past two years to remove bottlenecks in the production of the Model 3. While it has smoothed out much of those issues, it’s about to embark on its next vehicle, the Model Y.
Meanwhile, Lucid, which aims to be a competitor to Tesla, is on the verge of producing its first electric vehicle, the Lucid Air.
Lucid will need the kind of institutional knowledge Hochholdinger gained over his career as it moves toward its first production vehicle, the Lucid Air, as well as future models.
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