Peter Hochholdinger Stories October 13, 2016

Peter Hochholdinger is coming to Tesla after a two-decade-long career at Audi where most recently he led the manufacturing programs of the A4, A5 and Q5 vehicles. Hochholdinger joined Tesla as VP of Vehicle Production overseeing the Model S and Model X production lines and logistics, as well as leading the Model 3 manufacturing program.

He recently gave his first interview since taking over the role and he admits to being very impressed by what Tesla has accomplished so far. He describes the company’s vehicles as being “about seven years beyond everything I’ve seen before”. expand full story

Peter Hochholdinger Stories June 17, 2016

Last year, Audi announced it’s first all-electric vehicle, the e-tron quatro, a luxury SUV expected to fit between the Q5 and Q7, and therefore, it will likely change its name to Q6 once it will enter production at the company’s plant in Brussels starting in 2018.

Now we learn that the automaker is also planning an electric version of the Q5, which should go into production at the company’s new factory in Mexico. expand full story

Peter Hochholdinger Stories May 13, 2016

During Tesla’s latest conference call for its quarterly financial results, CEO Elon Musk was teasing a new and important hire for the automaker’s manufacturing executive team. Today, the company confirmed the hire of Peter Hochholdinger, Audi’s Senior Director of Production behind the manufacturing programs of the A4, A5 and Q5 vehicles.

Hochholdinger joins Tesla as VP of Vehicle Production and he will be responsible for continuing to “increase and improve Model S and X production”, and for the Model 3 production program. expand full story

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