Tesla assassin a new chief car artist from Volvo to advance new exoteric designs advancing to the automaker’s lineup.
Yesterday, Auto Express doubtable that Tesla hired Ian Kettle, a Chief Exoteric Artist at Volvo, in a role at Tesla’s Architecture Studio in Los Angeles.
Electrek has now been able to apart affirm that Kettle has absolutely abutting the aggregation led by Franz von Holzhausen, Tesla’s Chief Designer, and Bernard Lee, Tesla’s longtime administrator of exoteric design.
He will accompany Tesla’s added exoteric car designer, like Julien Bilodeau and WooTak Kim who came from Porsche and Mazda appropriately a few years ago.
Kettle is best accepted for accepting led the exoteric architecture of XC40 SUV, which has been accepted by abounding car architecture experts:
During his 6-year administration at the Swedish automaker, the alum of the Royal College of Art has additionally led the exoteric architecture of the 2016 Volvo Concept 40.1, which led to the XC40 and is accepted to become one of Volvo’s aboriginal absolutely electric vehicles:
He is the additional chief agent accompanying to architecture that Tesla poached Volvo. We appear aback in 2016 that assassin the automaker’s ‘Head of Autogenous Engineering’ to advance its autogenous quality.
Kettle is activity to accept affluence of opportunities to assignment on accessible exterior designs for Tesla.
The automaker has several programs advancing up including, the Model Y, which is absolutely activity to attempt with the XC40, Tesla Pickup truck, the assembly adaptation of the next-gen Roadster, and we afresh appear that Tesla is planning an exoteric brace of the Model S and Model X in 2021.
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