Last Thursday, Tesla took a giant step to becoming a complete carmaker.
Franz von Holzhausen resigned from Mazda and became the lead designer for the electric car company.
At Mazda, von Holzhausen was Director of Design for the R&D Design Center in Irvine CA. While his name may not be very well known, his work is. Von Holzhausen created the Nagare and Furai concepts, and played a key role in the development of the Ryuga, Hakaze and Taiki concepts. His resume also includes VW’s Concept One and Microbus, as well as GM’s Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky.