Tesla works with former Volvo designerAugust 11, 2018
The American company enticed the British designer Ian Kettle. The young man was working on the latest novelty of the Swedes – the X40 compact-cross. Obviously, Tesla wants to update the appearance of their electric cars. This became known to the British edition of Auto Express.
Ian Kettle was trained at the Royal College of Art and the University of Coventry. Thanks to his talent, he was able to achieve the position of designer in the famous Swedish company Volvo and work on the exterior of the crossover XC40. Ian admitted that he was inspired by fantastic films and robots in particular to create the design of the new model.
But the company has already left the company and it happened in February this year, which is confirmed by Internet sources concerning his biography. At the moment he is in Los Angeles, according to these sources.
As reported by the foreign edition of Auto Express, Kettle started working in Tesla a few weeks ago as a senior designer. Thus, he became part of a team led by a former Mazda designer, not a little-known Franz von Holzhausen. The man entered the TOP-25 designers of all time according to Automobile.
Most likely, the company is working on the next generation of five-door Model S, because this model has not been updated since its debut in 2012. In addition, Elon Musk announced the release of prototypes of compact cross-country and pick-up trucks in the spring of next year. Well, as already known, until 2022 it is planned to develop a budget hatchback as well. So a talented person in a team of equally talented Mask is useful as it is impossible by the way.