Totally agree, I watched NIO go to .50 and now look where it is. I watched Tesla go to $50 and now look where it is. Rivian is backed by Bezos, I think that's another good option in the long run too even though it's getting hit hard now too. The only one I don't really like (and I'm in it deep unfortuantely) is Lordstown - but hopefully they'll pull a rabbit out in a year or two as well.
Personally I see Lucid as a retirement investment.