Lucid says the Air signals the next generation of EVs.
The company is testing its EV powertrain in a Mercedes-Benz van.
Tesla is promoting 2012 as the Year of the Model S, but things are starting off with a bit of a set-back. Tesla spokesman Ricardo Reyes revealed that both Tesla vice president and chief engineer Peter Rawlinson and Nick Sampson, the Model S vehicle and chassis engineering supervisor, have left the company. The news caused TSLA stock to drop a record 19 percent, Bloomberg reported, and forced Tesla CEO Elon Musk to do a bit of damage control. On Twitter, Musk said, "Sometimes, it is not super fun
Driving Tesla Model S – Click above to watch the video
Peter Rawlinson with Tesla Model S Alpha Build Prototype – Click above for the high-res image gallery
Tesla Motors VP of Vehicle Engineering Peter Rawlinson with Model S – Click above to watch video after the jump