Franz von Holzhausen
Franz von Holzhausen
Holzhausen (front) with Elon Musk in 2008
|Education||Syracuse University (1986-1988),|
ArtCenter College of Design (1988-1992, B.S. in Transportation Design)
|Occupation||Chief Designer, Tesla Inc.|
|Known for||Chief Designer of Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model Y, Tesla Roadster (2020), Tesla Semi and Tesla Cybertruck|
|Spouse(s)||Vicki von Holzhausen|
Franz von Holzhausen (born May 10, 1968 in Simsbury, Connecticut) is an American vehicle designer. Since 2008, he has been in charge of design at Tesla, Inc. He designed the Tesla Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, and the unveiled but not-yet-released Cybertruck, Semi, and second-generation Tesla Roadster. Prior to Tesla, he worked in design at Mazda, General Motors, and Volkswagen.
In 2005, he took a role at Mazda, where he was chief of design. He led the designs of the Mazda Kabura concept car that debuted at the 2006 North American International Auto Show and of the Mazda Furai concept car that was unveiled at the 2008 North American International Auto Show, both in Detroit.
In 2008, he went to work for Tesla. He is known for designing Tesla vehicles, including the Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, and the unveiled but not-yet-released Cybertruck, Semi, and second-generation Tesla Roadster.
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