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Tesla hires senior car designer from Volvo


News travels fast as two of the biggest industry media players confirm that Tesla recently hired a new senior car designer Ian Kettle from Volvo to help lead the exterior designs for Tesla's new electric vehicles. Ian Kettle is to take up a role at Tesla's design studio in LA.

The current design team is led by Franz von Holzhausen, Tesla Chief Designer, and Bernard Lee a long time manager of the Tesla Exterior Design Team. Other prominent members include Julian Bilodeau from Porsche and WooTak Kim from Mazda.
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Ian Kettle is known for his design on the XC40 SUV which was praised by many car design experts as being a beautifully designed vehicle.

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