Peter Rawlinson (engineer)

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Peter Rawlinson
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Born
ResidenceCalifornia
EducationBachelor of Science
Alma materImperial College, London
OccupationCTO of Lucid Motors
Known forTesla Model S

Peter Rawlinson is a British engineer based in California. He is the Chief Technology Officer of Lucid Motors and is known for his work as Chief Engineer on the Tesla Model S and the Lucid Air.

Biography[edit]

Born and brought up in South Wales, Rawlinson attended Cowbridge Grammar School, later graduating in Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Rawlinson has held several positions in the UK automotive industry, including Principal Engineer at Jaguar Cars, Chief Engineer at Lotus Cars and Head of Vehicle Engineering at Corus Automotive.[1]

After joining Tesla in 2009,[2] Rawlinson served as Vice President of Vehicle Engineering and Chief Engineer of the Model S. In this role, Rawlinson was responsible for the technical execution and delivery of the Model S,[3] improving structure and production by taking advantage of the fewer restrictions facilitated by electric vehicle drivetrain in three years' time.[4][5][6][7]

Peter joined Lucid Motors in 2013 as the Chief Technology Officer.[8] He oversees the development of the Lucid Air along with Derek Jenkins.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peter Rawlinson". Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Tesla Motors Announces Senior Engineering and Manufacturing Executives". Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Executive Profile: Peter Rawlinson". Bloomberg. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  4. ^ Stevens, Tim (12 January 2011). "Tesla Chief Engineer Peter Rawlinson geeks out with us about Model S design". Engadget. AOL. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  5. ^ Voelcker, John (14 January 2011). "Five Questions: Peter Rawlinson, Tesla Motors Chief Engineer". Green Car Reports. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  6. ^ Voelcker, John (14 January 2011). "Five Questions: Peter Rawlinson, Tesla Motors Chief Engineer (page 2)". Green Car Reports. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  7. ^ Vehicle structure on YouTube, Suspension on YouTube, Drive train on YouTube 2011
  8. ^ "Can Lucid succeed where others have failed?". Automotive News. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  9. ^ Fehrenbacher, Katie (15 November 2016). "Tesla's Former Chief Engineer Has A New Luxury Electric Car". Fortune.com. Retrieved 28 January 2017.